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Old 07-07-2019, 03:44 PM
RussellH
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Building an EQDirect cable from ftdi break out board

So Iím wanting to build an EQDirect cable to run Stellarmate from a Raspberry Pi to a HEQ5.

Trying to source the 5v ftdi cable is either difficult (mostly 3.3v versions on ebay) or expensive $15-$50 for 5v version.

I found these arduino breakout boards for the IC version of the ftdi controller https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192627116019. I may even possibly have some at home already in some of my arduino mega kit gear.

Is there some reason these couldnít be used instead of the expensive cable versions.

Thanks. Russell.
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