Member Since: March 18, 2011

Country: United States

  • Just picked up one of these kits at Microcenter. It was just too cute to pass up. I assumed that the retail FTDI basic is electrically compatible with the breadboard Arduino. However, it looks like the breadboard kit is 5V (judging from the schematic and the included 5V regulator). The retail FTDI basic is labeled “3.3V” and the jumper on the back of the board is connected to 3.3V.
    So, is the retail FTDI basic 3.3V compatible with the breadboard Arduino kit right outta the box? Or, does the jumper need to be reconfigured to 5V?
    This could be a major source of confusion for retail customers since most retail folks might think “Hey, the parts must all be electrically compatible,” take ‘em home, and plug away!
    Thanks for your help and all the great products.

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