Arduinos, FDTI and general grief

This is more of a note to self than anything else.

I inadvertently purchased some clone Arduino Mini Pros, insted of Minis, the difference being that that latter has a USB port onboard. Oh well, that meant securing an FTDI board or two, no problem there.

When they arrived, however, the pinouts on the FTDI boards were not labelled in a corresponding manner to the boards. Which wire went where? Who knows?

Some hunting later it ocurred to me that by simply plugging them both into a breadboard they would probably work just dandy. So, in went an arduino and an FTDI board head-to-head. Nada.

The magic happened once I downloaded a driver from here: from¬†http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm and that’s all it took.