D, and it can only be programmed once. RS uses a negative voltage for a logical 1 and a positive voltage for a logical 0. On the toolbar click the up arrow Open , go to Digital, and choose Blink. January 27, Probing There are most likely several different manufacturers of these cables because the same model will have a different number and color of wires depending on who you buy it from. There is a possibility you could damage your computer, some other property, injure or even kill yourself! The other wires are not needed for communicating with your ATmega; nonetheless the pin 3 wire measured 0V and the pin 4 wire measured 3.

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Nokia (dku-5) USB Cable to Data Cable

At least looking at Nokia cables anyway. Make sure the power is off and the cable is not plugged into the USB port. I think the RepRap motherboard should include one as well. Can you offer any help on this?

If you dki to do so, you can donate via paypal using the button below. I am looking at this as well at the moment and hope to get to a local market and see what I can find at the weekend. It is only the Serial drivers which may look for a feed from the phone end, depending on which clone cable you have got.


This is a common, but old, Nokia phone data cable, that cost less than 3 EUR. Not sure it’s worth the effort though.

If you have and are running a linux variant, plug your cable in and then run dmesg from the command line.

All the more reason to vote with our feet and give our readys to those who are not contrary to the cause. The Bit Bang Theory.

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The prolific ones do not work on my laptop Windows 7 bit. Larry Pfeffer, My blog about building repstrap Cerberus: Looks like I get nothing through pin 5 and dou, so I left 5 unconnected and I tried bootloading Arduino with the tx rx and ground I had to supply separate power to the arduino.

Apply power to the breadboard. If ti hold the button too long Arduino will eventually give up and report that the programmer is unavailable. September 16, A bunch of weird solder jumpering tx and gnd were solder jumpered…rst and vcc were blobbed together I think…some other stuff. So how does it work when the ATmega expects 5V?

You could try it and see, but you might smoke it. However, I can segial guarantee your colors will be different so you must perform the steps described above.

The serial presentation to mobile phones is TTL, so no level shifting is necessary to connect to the Sanguino. They are really cheap and if you have the oportunity to order more than one at once, I suggest you to do it because this cables are really useful for lots of projects.


The PL cables definitely get the job done though. So even though the cable puts out only 3. Plug in the USB connector.

IDEAS: USB-UART console using old nokia DKU-5 datacable. (v TTL)

Hi again, The CA cable has some problems. In no way does this acble convey all of the various precautions one should take when working with electricity and electronics. Cheers aka47 Necessity hopefully becomes the absentee parent of successfully invented children.

Unfortunately this cable is not that easy to find anymore so buying one of the other USB-to-serial cables are recommended. That requires a little sub, and a little work too. Just search for PL or CP Several places sell chips with a bootloader; Modern Device seems to give you the best deal. Thanks for clearing this up for me!