I bought a couple USB breakout boards from a reputable company. My project is to connect a Camera to my computer every 24 hours lets say via an Arduino and USB connected relay and once connected a computer macro will backup the contents of the memory card on the camera, delete it, and then the camera can continue to take pics or videos or whatever (arduino controlled) and not have to worry about running out of memory.
I have ran into a fairly simple problem in the beginning stages. Basically I connected things like this:
Camera → USB Cable → USB Breakout Board -><- USB Breakout Board ← USB Cable ← Computer
When I connect it this way it says USB device not recognized on my computer. Obviously when I connect the Camera right to the computer via USB it finds the device just fine. I am using sparkfun jumper cables to connect the two breakout boards which are these ones http://www.winfordeng.com/products/pic/brkua1f-r-ft_large.jpg
Could the wire or breakout board be to thin of a connection? Any suggestions how I can accomplish a simple connection? After that all I have to do is go to a breakout board with some relays, an arduino, a bit of programming and I am good to go.