USB board allows you to connect FlyPort modules to the PC in 2 minutes. FTDI FT232 USB to serial converter is onboard, Virtual COM port drivers are available for Windows. Module signals are available on screw connectors all around the board.
The USB port is used to power the module as well as to download firmware using the serial bootloader (preloaded on the modules).
Compatible with each Flyport (only on connector J1)
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH NEST/MININEST BOXES!
Flyport mounting instructions
Flyport modules have 1 or 2 male connectors: J1 and J2.
On this carrier board there is only 1 female connector: JP12
The right way to mount Flyport on the carrier board is: J1 of Flyport must be plugged on JP12 of the carrier board (paying attention to the correspondence of pin 1 of each connector!).
J2 on Flyport module will be not connected.
Flyport J1 to screw connectors table
On the following table you'll see how each pin on the screw connector is connected to the relative pin on J1 of Flyport
|FLYPORT J1||USB Nest||Description|
|13||JP11 - RX||When the jumper is setted on OUT position (otherwyse this signal goes to the FTDI chip)|
|15||JP11 - TX||When the jumper is setted on OUT position (otherwyse this signal goes to the FTDI chip)|
|8||JP7 - SCLK||SPI Clock|
|10||JP7 - SDO||SPI Data|
|14||JP8 - CS||SPI Chip select|
|4||JP5 - OUT1/PWM||Digital output|
|6||JP5 - OUT2/PWM||Digital output|
|17||JP5 - OUT3/PWM||Digital output|
|21||JP6 - OUT5||Digital output|
|19||JP6 - OUT4||Digital output|
|23||JP3 - AI1||Analog input|
|25||JP3 - AI2||Analog input|
|20||JP4 - AI3||Analog input|
|18||JP4 - AI4||Analog input|
|5||JP1 - IN1||Digital input|
|7||JP1 - IN2||Digital input|
|9||JP1 - IN3||Digital input|
|11||JP2 - IN4||Digital input|
|2||JP2 - IN5||Digital input|
|3||JP9 - SDA||I2C data|
|1||JP9 - SCL||I2C clock|
Use an external power supply
This board has been created to be powered by USB. Anyway on JP10 there are 2 possible external power supply inputs: 3.3V and 5V.
If you want to use this board as stand-alone system (not connected to the USB) you have to short circuit the diode D1 (near to JP10).
After this operation your PC USB port is not protected anymore! So when you connect the board to the PC you must remove the external power input on JP10!