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Offline mztriz

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DIY Detachable USB Mod
« on: Fri, 28 December 2012, 13:49:03 »
Alessandro posted how to do this a while a ago and thanks to him I tried it today. Here's my journey, hope it helps someone out!  :D

P.S I know my soldering skills aren't the greatest. I also acknowledge that  I used pliers and scissors to "cut" the hole for the mini b usb cable to fit flush with the case -- I don't own many tools. I'd recommend doing this with a dremel, a better soldering iron and heat shrink.















































Thanks again Alessandro!
« Last Edit: Sat, 29 December 2012, 23:53:18 by mztriz »


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Re: My detachable USB Choc Mini Mod!
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 28 December 2012, 15:36:44 »
I dont think it is required to solder the shielding wire together ?
Can anyone verify this.

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Re: My detachable USB Choc Mini Mod!
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 28 December 2012, 16:42:00 »
I'm pretty sure you can skip it, I  was just trying to keep everything together.


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Re: My detachable USB Choc Mini Mod!
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 December 2012, 22:17:02 »
Thanks for documenting this! I saw Alessandro's thread as well and I'm glad someone else tried it as well. I was thinking about trying this with my Filco but I haven't decided 100% on it yet.
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Re: My detachable USB Choc Mini Mod!
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 December 2012, 23:13:58 »
It's definitely worth it if you switch keyboards a lot your take your board with you places. Very handy, I wish more boards came with a removable cable.


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Re: My detachable USB Choc Mini Mod!
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 December 2012, 23:29:03 »
Very simple straightforward steps.  Although I would have used heat shrink tubing rather than electrical tape.

Well done :)
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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 30 December 2012, 15:06:50 »
i agree with the heat shrink. would be neater.
but either way, good DIY. was thinking of doing this to my filco tkl in the near future

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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 31 December 2012, 07:15:33 »
I dont think it is required to solder the shielding wire together ?
Can anyone verify this.

I skipped it on both my filcos, it's fine afaik.

Thanks for documenting this! I saw Alessandro's thread as well and I'm glad someone else tried it as well. I was thinking about trying this with my Filco but I haven't decided 100% on it yet.

i agree with the heat shrink. would be neater.
but either way, good DIY. was thinking of doing this to my filco tkl in the near future

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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 31 December 2012, 08:32:44 »
I did this on my noppoo but hesitant on my Filco because it still has a long period of warranty ahead of it. D:

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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 12:49:02 »
Nice work. Thanks for all the detailed pics.
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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 13:17:43 »
Looks great. Thinking of trying this on my new Filco Majestouch 2 sooner or later.
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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 13:19:47 »
Not exactly the prettiest of all the detachable USB mods, but glad it turned out well =)  Good work

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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 01 January 2013, 13:33:31 »
Not exactly the prettiest of all the detachable USB mods, but glad it turned out well =)  Good work
Agreed, but I'm glad it turned out well:D

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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 02 January 2013, 16:37:21 »
Definitely not an OCD complaint mod but it does the job! Great work.


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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 02 January 2013, 16:38:52 »
Nice job! Glad to see it turned out well!
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Re: DIY Detachable USB Mod
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 05 January 2013, 15:21:10 »
Definitely not an OCD complaint mod but it does the job! Great work.

Heh, yes I know. If I had the right tools it'd probably turn out a lot nicer.