I bought an Arduino-on-breadboard kit. I have several PCs with serial ports, and now I'm being told I need a USB-to-serial converter. I thought I was ready to start uploading sketches, so how can I do this?
I'm able to understand serial communications and am capable of wiring a MAX232 chip into a breaduino if necessary, but I'm not sure it will work, so to save some time I'm asking, mostly because I was unable to figure it out with Google searches alone.
PS: I also have a stk500, but then I would be out of the easiness of using Arduino sketches and the programming language. I need the fastest route to prototyping/testing my sketches.