FTDI is Great!

But header pins can get in the way of your next tiny project. For the benefits of FTDI, without the bulk of header pins, Fiddy comes to the rescue.

Using a spring, pogo pins, and a extreme optimism, Fiddy chomps down on the headers on your Pro Trinket, delivers and receives the debugging and programming information you need, and then speeds off to a glorious life once finished.


Things you'll need:

  • 3D Printer
  • Soldering Iron
  • Pliers, specifically needle nose, and regular/broad
  • Flush cutters
  • #000 Screwdriver
  • 4x M2 6mm Rounded head screws: McMaster
  • 1x 3/8"x 3/4" Compression Spring: Amazon
  • 1x 2mm thick round toothpick
  • 6x "Spear Head" pogo pins

Either a FTDI Serial TTL-232 USB cable,

- OR - 

a CP2104 Friend, plus:

  • Female jumper wires
  • 1x 6-wide single row housing pack

 What You'll Learn:

  • How to assemble a joint with a spring, using a toothpick as the hingepin

This guide was first published on Nov 22, 2016. It was last updated on Nov 22, 2016.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Nov 21, 2016.

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