How to connect FT232RL FTDI USB To TTL Serial Converter to MinimOSD MAVLink OSD

I bought a new MinimOSD MAVLink OSD from Bangood to use with my CC3D Flight Controller and had trouble to connect it to the computer. After a while, I managed to have success. Here’s how

Mine is green

MinimOSD MAVLinkOSD

You can by one in Banggood.com

SKU07211017

Since i didn’t had a FTDI USB serial converter cable to connect it to my computer, i bought one too.

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You can also buy this from Banggood.com

By the way, you can use an Arduino (the way I did it before) to act as an FTDI. You can find more information in the Oscar Liang blog.

All the tutorials in the Internet explain how to connect it, but those are different and I had no luck to connect it to my computer.

So, I decided to experiment until I got it right. To spare you the trouble, here are the connections.

MAVLinkMinimOSD

FT232RL FTDI USB MinimOSD MAVLink OSD
GRN DRT
TX RX
RX TX
+5v VCC
GND GND
BLK CTS

After all the connections, your computer now will recognized the MinimOSD

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