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ghostly_s

Member Since: May 9, 2012

Country: United States

  • Thanks for the reply. A USBASP or similar can be got for $5, same as a FTDI cable, and can be used from the arduino IDE with a simple menu selection, so I'm still not seeing the benefit-- of course this is a moot point here, just been wondering why so many cheap board have a FTDI interface but no breakout for the ISP header.

  • Someone care to explain how the reliability of FTDI differs from the serial programming implementation on the UNO? And for that matter, how is it preferable to ISP? I've noticed lots of the lower-end boards featuring only FTDI connections for programming and no ISP breakout-- isn't ISP supported natively on every AVR device? What's the rationale here?

No public wish lists :(