and using the daughterboard portion but, how do i make the cable ?http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Image:Scion-kit-pro.jpg
You don't, you can substitute the one from FTDI for that one (it's really the same thing). Unless you live in Japan, then you can buy this kit at lot of local retailers. TTL-232R-3V3 USB to TTL Serial Converter Cable
A very similar TTL/USB converter cable that uses a chip by FTDI (the same chip is used in the SCON-KIT ) can be obtained, but the pinout at the connector end would need to be reassigned: Spec Sheet w/ pinout, wire colors & other info
Mouser Part # 895-TTL-232R-3V3 $20.00
Mouser Part # 517-929400-01-04 $0.32
(Digikey also sells this for the same price)
(If you live in europe there are other vendors)
You would need to reassign the pins at the end a little bit, and buy a 4 pin header, but that is all that you would need to equal the SCON-KIT
A working/tested pinout/wire-color scheme is:
Color Pin Number Signal
yellow 1 TXD
orange 2 RXD
unused 3 VCC
black 4 GND
- Solder the 4-pin header to the board. Make sure you don't have shorts.
- You will need to switch wires on the TTL-232R-3V3 cable. Use a sharp object to lift the plastic tabs and carefully pull the wires out. Rearrange them according to the table above (black, empty, orange, yellow, empty, empty) and slide those wires back in. Tape the other wires to make sure they don't short anything.
- When plugging in the cable, make sure black aligns with GND, yellow with TXD, and orange with RXD.
- Connect the USB cable to your computer, start a terminal program with the right settings.
- Turn on the device, you should see output from the bootloader in couple seconds.