Monday, July 4, 2011

RTS on SparkFun's 5V FTDI Basic

Without a trick to help poor Arduino to restart SparkFun's 5V FTDI Basic breakout board could be more useful to me. To get hardware flow control from the board I did primitive fix: I made a bridge between pin 2 and 3 of FTDI232RL and cut off pin 2 on the board (see picture). After this kind of the Stone Age surgery connector's pin labeled as DTR actually carries RTS signal from FTDI232RL.