I have no experience in electronics and can not figure this out!

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Bogomil Petrov, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Bogomil Petrov

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 14, 2015
    Hey guys! I can across a software that allows you to use mouse and keyboard input on a gaming console. The project seemed simple enough to use but then I saw that it needed a "DIY USB Device". This is where my pain begun!
    This page http://gimx.fr/wiki/index.php?title=DIY_USB_adapter#Wiring explains what to do but because I have no experience with electronics I'm totally lost.

    I will order everything the page wants me to. It has 2 electronic parts that are a USB to serial TTL and a USB development board.
    The USB development board is where im struggling! It says that I can use a board called Teensy 2.0 for this part but as they're expensive im opting for the cheap ebay ones.
    **The thing is that in This Tutorial http://gimx.fr/wiki/index.php?title=DIY_USB_adapter_for_dummies They use a teensy and just wire things up and program the board and thats it! The thing is that next to the text for my cheap eBay usb development board that was written on the previous page it says that i need an "ISP"!**

    My questions:

    1. What is an ISP in correlation with USB development boards
    2. Do I need it with the parts im getting
    3. Can I use the cheap USB development board like they used the Teensy from the tutorial posted above?
    4. Will the parts I have chosen work for this project. The tutorial seems very simple and I have no problem with soldering!
    5. Do I need anything extra with my chosen parts that isn't in the tutorial or will I still be OK with my 2 chosen components?

    The parts I chose:

    USB to TTL: (http://www.ebay.com/itm/400565980256)

    USB development board: (http://www.ebay.com/itm/310634777706)

    Thanks for the help guys! Im really confused and this seems very simple. Keep in mind that I have no idea what the things are! :D

    P.S.: I started this project out of curiosity and as a hobby so if your wondering why Im doing this with absolutely no experience those are the reasons! :D
  2. wayneh


    Sep 9, 2010
    Can you link to where it says "ISP"? I couldn't see it.

    I don't think I can help you much with your project overall but maybe on this one issue.
  3. RogueRose


    Oct 10, 2014
  4. blocco a spirale

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jun 18, 2008
    ISP = In-circuit Serial Programmer. You need it to load firmware onto the USB dev board.
  5. ISB123

    Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2014
    Pretty sure that consoles require some sort of identifier which describes what kind of device is plugged in(keyboard,mice,joystick,etc..), you are going to have to include it in the code unless you are just using code from someone else.