I got another adapter put together and completely rewired the breadboard with better wire (or so I am told).
I plugged in my Adapter and added the 5v to the power strip......this time NOTHING happened....
I guess nothing is better than sparks and smoke
but isn't something supposed to light up on the adapter?
I have the voltage regulated and capped by a fuse at 3/4 amp and it didn't blow which indicates to me the board is not shorting or trying to draw any more than that.....however that is not a certainty since I still don't know the proper amperage this project board requires.
I don't have the FTDI cable (yep I'm dumb a$$) only some pretty crappy shielded FTDI break out boxes I got from England that flake out left and right and the computer says "USB device malfunctioning OR not recognized" half the time so I'm not even sure the remote Xbee on the breadboard is even getting a signal when I press PLAY on a midi file (although the DAW does not report the MIDI out devices is not working)
Anywho, I have not given up on this project just yet will post more pics in the event someone somewhere perhaps in another place in space and time will come and rescue me!!! The Doctor are you listening?...he's probably too busy fighting the Daleks this week...
DOCTOR, if you are listening I need an old school cat to relate to so send Tom Baker or someone else from the original series....until then don't blink.