I bought this Arduino Pro Mini https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11114 (and an FTDI breakout board to program it over USB). I can run the Blink program... So far, so good.
Then I bought the Mini USB Host Shield http://www.circuitsathome.com/products-page/arduino-shields/usb-host-shield-for-arduino-pro-mini/
Now, my question is, how do I connect the USB Host Shield to the Pro Mini? I searched for guides but came up short handed. I feel comfortable soldering, but I have no clue what I need to solder.
I found this page http://www.circuitsathome.com/mcu/usb-host-shield-illustrated-assembly-guide but it's completely foreign to me. I also read this page https://www.circuitsathome.com/usb-host-shield-hardware-manual but again, everything on there is completely foreign to me.
I can program my heart out, but this is my first venture into microcontrollers. I don't know where to begin or what I even need to learn.