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FTDI cable and connector

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:55 am
by RobotSoldier
Hi guys,

I got my robot kit this weekend and assembled it! lots of fun. I will post some pics soon. I now want to start hacking it. sooo where can i buy the ftdi cable and the 6-pin connector (didn't come in my package).

Re: FTDI cable and connector

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 am
by maehem
We're glad you like your kit! The pins for plugging in are already installed on the board. It is the six pin connector labeled serial.

You can buy a FTDI cable at Sparkfun:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9718

It's also available at other hobby electronic sites as well as distributors like Mouser:
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/FTDI/TTL-232R-5V/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsvnOgGvSjZeLmDCoYlC0cVn1UkPRO5E40%3d

In the mean time, I'm working on setting up our GIThub to post the code and serial protocol you will need to experiment with.

Re: FTDI cable and connector

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:47 pm
by RobotSoldier
thanks for the links. Didn't realize that the connector was already soldered. Would be great to see the code soon :)

Re: FTDI cable and connector

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:43 pm
by maehem
FYI: Here is the topic for the announcement about us releasing the firmware code along with some starter code for working with the serial interface:

Firmware Release Announcement

Re: FTDI cable and connector

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:05 pm
by RobotSoldier
got it! waiting for my cable now.