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on the subject of usb-c have you seen pcb-only usb ports? scribe the right sigils into your circuit board design program and choose the right thickness and you can just plug a cable straight into your pcb with no port hardware

i ❤️❤️❤️ hacks like this

pictured here in @deshipu's fluff m0 project hackaday.io/project/171381-flu

invented by juan jesús pinuaga github.com/Pinuct/Eagle_PCB_US

@pho4cexa @deshipu weird so is the outside edge of the usbc cable only ground and now needed?

@liaizon @deshipu iiuc the metal shell is usually grounded but that's for shielding from interference and structural stability. there's ground wire(s) inside for circuitry

"I didn't want a reliable connector for thousands of uses, i wanted just an occasional connector to hook up to my PC and program it, or take some data. So this type of connector is just fine for that purpose, no soldering, no extra cost, no uncommon cables, just a micro b cable and you are good to go." github.com/Pinuct/Eagle_PCB_US

@pho4cexa @deshipu
That's basically the same hack we already know from cheap USB drives and things like Yuki keys right?

I love the fact you can apparently implement it on any PCB thought, and that it also works for what looks to be USB-C!

@kingannoy @deshipu sure i've seen pcbs made to be inserted into a usb-a port, but that's a bit inconvenient for some applications. having the pcb act as the _receptacle_ for a usb cable with no additional hardware was 🤯 for me

@pho4cexa @deshipu putting that into a 3d case could end up with a pretty neat port.

@pho4cexa
it is slowly ingesting all of the ic out of that board
@deshipu

@pho4cexa, sadly it's not licensed properly. It has no licence at all, and the guy didn't respond to the issue.

@pho4cexa @deshipu definitely don't do shortcuts like this in actual products.. (unless it _really_ is for rare use or has to be super-flat)

@pho4cexa @deshipu I had seen these for usbs 1 and 2 but I'm astounded by this! Very cool.

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