Gimx DIY usb adapter

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Gimx DIY usb adapter

Post by Dr-Ripper » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:16 pm

Hello, just want to share how i made mine USB adapter

I fit USB adapter in 1 side with rubber plate + double side tape
same think with teensy in other side... very compact and secure build!!


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Re: Gimx build

Post by Matlo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:35 pm

Nice!

It's smaller than my own one:




Where did you find this small plastic box?
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Re: Gimx build

Post by McKack » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:58 pm

I'm building a couple adapters in a few weeks, trying out the pinned version of Teensy.
If it works out pretty well I plan to write a solderless, Windows version of the DIY PC to PS3 adapter guide with a few pointers in an embedded video too - a "for dummies" guide you might say.

I get a lot of PMs on YouTube about how to make the USB adapter "for Windows" and I point them to the guide already on here but they're a bit confused about it being for Ubuntu (because of the Ubuntu pictures of the emulator) and most others are scared of soldering (I don't blame them!)

So there'll be a very specific list of parts and where to get them, not to confuse anyone, and on that list I'm thinking of adding:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Plastic-wiring-box- ... 1517wt_982 (of course in the US you can probably just walk into any Walmart or Radioshack and get a project box like that, but here in Norway I just can't find these anywhere at all! They'll probably cost 10x more if I do though)
The dimensions are cutting it pretty close to the CP2102 board so I'm hoping it'll be a snug fit similar to cldfusion's pictures.

I'll probably do a stencil that people can print, cut out and spray on if they want to as well.
Something like this this:
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Re: Gimx build

Post by Matlo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:19 pm

The box I'm using: link.
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Re: Gimx build

Post by Dr-Ripper » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:31 pm

Matlo wrote:
Where did you find this small plastic box?
I bought it in a local store, but i will ask for the manufacturer, maybe it's being sold over net, they are cheaper!

i keep you informed.

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Re: Gimx build

Post by McKack » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:27 am

First attempt at making it a compact configuration:


Some adjustments and it fits into two halves of the boxes:


Unfortunately, with the normal lid, it wouldn't fit in one box, but luckily I ordered two!
The biggest halves of the two boxes worked out great (except I had to tape them together instead of snapping it on like the lid) Couldn't get the pinned boards into a more compact configuration than this without bending all the pins. Only the wired pins are bent to take up less room. The boards are safely separated with electrical tape, so no short circuirts.

Either way, works great, incredibly compact and sturdy.

I suspect the unpinned boards might fit into one box.
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Re: Gimx build

Post by vedranius » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:30 am

McKack wrote: Some adjustments and it fits into two halves of the boxes:
So, you used this Teensy board with pins:
http://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy_pins.html
Not this one without pins:
http://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy.html

I mean, for connecting CP2102 solderlessly you need the first one, am I right?

Tnx!

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Re: Gimx build

Post by McKack » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:23 am

Yup. The the first one, with pins to do it solderlessly.
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Re: Gimx build

Post by HIGH5 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:29 am

great job guys, looks awesome 8-)
@McKack, the first pic looks like a usb ghetto version lol

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Re: Gimx build

Post by Indread » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:50 am

Sweet, any news on the tutorial you were planning on making, Mckack, or did you move onto other projects?

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