Making a USB cable to connect the Balloon to a PC

The standard method of connecting a Balloon to the world without adding any extra hardware is using USB to connect it to a Linux PC and running a network conenction over this cable.

This page describes how the cable is wired up, (one is normally supplied with your Balloon). See [USBNetworking] for details of how to set it up and use it.

You need:

Possible sources for the parts are:

The wiring is a simple 1-1 mapping, and normally the wires are sensibly coloured -

Top view of the socket on the balloon board:%%%

Looking into the USB plug on the PC end of the wire:%%%

Check and double-check the above - if you get the power the wrong way round you'll almost certainly let the smoke out.

Balloonboard: BalloonUSBCable (last edited 2009-02-22 21:00:13 by localhost)