This is super late. But I finally have it working
. 18 C here in my room in delhi. online shows 12C
Some info for others:
Exact pin layout for AIY (version 1) is on this page: https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice-v1/
. I used GPIO04 (yellow) for the data cable. GND (black) and 3.3 (Orange) for power. 3.3 and GND are located in the middle topish. I don't know if other GND 3.3 pins can be used.
Resistor position: As simple as connecting the power and data cable with the resistor. One end of resistor to each wire. Make sure to NOT CONNECT both ends of resistor to any one wire (oops).
In hindsight, learning the breadboard would have been wiser and instead of starting this thread, as breadboard design is super duper trivial. And after knowing how a breadboard works, would have understood those diagrams . Lesson learned.