Making my own Arduino USB cable

I recently made my own Arduino USB cable.

This is kinda chicken and egg thing. If you're a n00b, you want to save money and make your own cable, but at the same time, if you're a n00b, you probably don't have the multi-tester needed to ensure that you do not damage your computer or Arduino.

Proceed at your own risk. :-/

http://g33k.blogspot.com/2010/03/making-my-own-arduino-usb-cable-i-dont.html

I did the same thing! But I used a different tutorial.

They're essentially the same though :).

If you're a n00b, you want to save money and make your own cable

Save money on a USB cable? lol..

pracas:

Save money on a USB cable? lol..

He's talking about a replacement for the FTDI cable used with many of the Arduino clones. These typically cost $14 - $20 US.

Don

These typically cost $14 - $20 US.

Indeed. And you can typically buy the parts needed for about $4 USD,

@TchnclFl ??

Indeed. And you can typically buy the parts needed for about $4 USD

Cable costs less including freeshipping....

So, if you got less price and less work... i think it is a good idea...

Greetings ChrisS

That’s what I’m saying, the cable and female headers (worst case scenario) would cost $4 max.