USB Connector Sampler PCB

Tell us about your projects. Update us regularly.
Post Reply
parkview
Guru Maker
Posts: 522
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:25 pm
Location: Busselton
Contact:

USB Connector Sampler PCB

Post by parkview » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:14 pm

I have so many types of USB connectors that I have either picked up at the Shenzhen Electronics Markets or purchased from Aliexpress over the years. Over time I have settled on one or two kinds each. To help find the KiCAD Symbol, footprints and 3D files necessary I have created what I call a USB Sampler PCB. This nearly 10cm x 10cm PCB will have a sample plug soldered on and a demo footprint, along with all the text needed to design a KiACD project and order and restock the part from my new favourite parts supplier: https://lcsc.com

This is a preview of what the board will look like:
USB_Connector_Sampler.jpg
USB_Connector_Sampler.jpg (17.75 KiB) Viewed 545 times

parkview
Guru Maker
Posts: 522
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:25 pm
Location: Busselton
Contact:

Re: USB Connector Sampler PCB

Post by parkview » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:16 am

I managed to find all the parts on LCSC, so I have included their part numbers to make it easier to source the correct components:
IMG_0262_sml.jpg
IMG_0262_sml.jpg (41.88 KiB) Viewed 506 times
I am happy with how this turned out and I will update some other Sample boards to this format.

parkview
Guru Maker
Posts: 522
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:25 pm
Location: Busselton
Contact:

Re: USB Connector Sampler PCB

Post by parkview » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:15 pm

The KiCAD 5.1 files are now publicly available on Gitlab: https://gitlab.com/parkview/USB-Connector-Sampler

Post Reply