Converting devices to USB Type-C

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DIY Perks

Acum 11 luni

USB Type C is great! ...unless you have to use dongles anyway. Let’s fix that! Also, with Blinkist, the first 100 of you to go to are going to get a 7-day trial and 25% off full membership if you decide to go with them. Sweet! Parts list below:

USB C connector board (Amazon)

USB C connector board (eBay)

Soldering iron kit (Amazon)

DIY Perks
DIY Perks Acum 11 luni
Hi everyone! Hope you enjoy the video. Here's a link to the USB C breakout boards on Amazon:
morrow Acum 29 Zile
pretty pointless, there are much smaller USB A -> C adapters available, which would make the original adapter smaller than your custom one. e.g.
Ben Ghazi
Ben Ghazi Acum lună
Very enjoyable video! But I feel you overlooked that, at least in my life, the things that wants to be connected with a micro USB cable are much more numerous and expensive than the things that connect with their own male micro USB plug. Thus, changing the female port on some headphones for example would have been a welcomed addition!
antiisocial Acum lună
That webcam idea does sound cool.
Porus Bavaadam
Porus Bavaadam Acum lună
23qo ,u9ji huge 011l😘@Kaushal Beladiya
Andrew Hull
Andrew Hull Acum 2 luni
Cheers 🔥👍
Candra SH
Candra SH Acum 13 ore
why don't you just buy usb to c adaptor ,there is an other small version.
Katie Bellenger
Katie Bellenger Acum 17 ore
you're a clever little cookie
Hatem Acum 2 Zile
few years later a stupid company will introduce us a round USB-C
Hatem Acum 2 Zile
Human Caos
Human Caos Acum 3 Zile
absolutely not going this way I'd get an other mouse or a hub
Saman Acum 3 Zile
Let's just use dongles :) :) :) :)
David Lue
David Lue Acum 3 Zile
better embed inside the laptop
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Multipla Acum 3 Zile
I love your voice
Tj Stanly
Tj Stanly Acum 4 Zile
Finally *Davetechie* on IG is getting the recommendations and reviews due him because he's been massive and genuinely good at what he does..
Tj Stanly
Tj Stanly Acum 4 Zile
Finally *Davetechie* on IG is getting the recommendations and reviews due him because he's been massive and genuinely good at what he does..
vishnu hasan k s
vishnu hasan k s Acum 4 Zile
bro i broke my gaming controler dongle, the chip is fine but i dont know how to work with tat can i use tis same method.
Saif Ali
Saif Ali Acum 4 Zile
What usb type d 😅😅😂😂🧐🤔🤔
Bob Wareham
Bob Wareham Acum 4 Zile
Very good but how do I connect my headphones as a lot of phones don't have a 3.5 socket and I hat Bluetooth it is just more charging and the new adapter leads are rubish
StapleCactus Acum 5 Zile
USB-C is the future! Apple: You wot mate?
David Gillies
David Gillies Acum 5 Zile
It's eminently possible to hand-solder SMT resistors with steady hands and an OptiVISOR. 0805/2012 components are easiest to work with although I've gone down as far as 0201/0603, albeit with a 25-power binocular microscope and a _very_ fine-point soldering iron.
Haider Al-Lawati
Haider Al-Lawati Acum 5 Zile
ADS are stupid and makes no sense at all, no one want to watch ADS at all
Nick Poverman
Nick Poverman Acum 5 Zile
Just get a USB adapter not a dongle. $10.00 on amazon.
Clajmate Gaming
Clajmate Gaming Acum 6 Zile
wow this was so helpful tnx for sharing
Vidas K.
Vidas K. Acum 6 Zile
Super! Well done!
Dar y fco
Dar y fco Acum 6 Zile
this guy is god
Antony Rajarathinam
Antony Rajarathinam Acum 6 Zile
Not sure how many of felt sitting in the Electrical & Electronics Engineer class :) Good explanation with examples. Good job and keep it up !!
Scott Acum 6 Zile
3.7 million views at this point and not a damn one of them is actually going to do this. Still, the most quality and wholesome content.
Scott Acum 3 Zile
@sentry07 Well good for you
sentry07 Acum 3 Zile
I'm actually doing it right now.
Jonasz Przybycień
Jonasz Przybycień Acum 7 Zile
I wanted to use this tutorial to mod a usbc socket to ps3 controller but I need a breakout board that is configured as a sub device bc a resistor won't fit in there.
Fel Mike
Fel Mike Acum 7 Zile
You can use an app like iVCam to connect your phone or other mobile device to become a web cam with the quality of the device and sparing you the time to transfer some old laptop camera into a web cam
Ninjashadow Acum 7 Zile
Imagine if he starts gaming
nEmai Acum 7 Zile
hurts seeing this leaded resistor being bodged in xD
Pixel Light Beam
Pixel Light Beam Acum 8 Zile
Plz do one for lightning
Pixel Light Beam
Pixel Light Beam Acum 8 Zile
@Eric Cartman ok :c
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman Acum 8 Zile
Apple sucks. Type-C is where it's at. Even if you mod Lightning there's not much place you can use it since iPhone doesn't have otg and you need MFI license from Apple to use Lightning accessories. And since Ironically Macs use Type-C they don't use lightning either. So yeah, no freedom with Apple.
Penonton Acum 8 Zile
kelemahan USB tipe C yang paling fatal. mudah rusak !! gw punya banyak USB tipe C rusak bro. yg tipe A malah dari awal beli gak pernah rusak2 ~
evakantt Acum 9 Zile
How about converting female 30 pin or micro USB ports into c type female ports?
Store Nagaur
Store Nagaur Acum 9 Zile
@DIYPerks Q:With USB 3.0 MALE TO TYPE C FEMALE converter(adapter), can i connect a ugreen usb c hub to a laptop with usb 3.0 port and use the hub's hdmi to setup dual screen. Will it work?
Evil Dave of Canada
Evil Dave of Canada Acum 9 Zile
I use only powered USB hubs both for USB 2.0 A sockets and USB 3.0 A sockets on my system (my new cellphone uses USB-C so that will soon change). BUT the problem I am running into is that sometimes my system will NOT power up unless I power down the hubs that are plugged into the motherboard until the UEFI has completed. What I am thinking of doing is make a short type A male to a type A female cables BUT leave the power wires disconnected. This is because I believe the problem that I am having is that the powered hubs are sending power back upstream from the powered hub and to the motherboard. I came to this conclusion because I have a 2nd USB 3.0 hub plugged into another USB 3.0 powered HUB and they both have switches and LEDs for each of the ports on those hubs and even when I turn off the switch for the upstream hub (closest to the motherboard), that port's LED still turns on when the downstream hub is still powered. While the upstream hub could not care less if the downstream hub is sending power back upstream to it, I figure the motherboard is a bit pickier. So, the solution I came up with is to make short USB cables (whether 2.0 or 3.0) that are plugged into the motherboard and then a regular cable would be plugged into that. This will stop the issue of power coming back upstream from the powered hubs and into the motherboard. Does this make sense and is there may be a better solution for my problem I should try before I start cutting up longer cables to make these shorter (max length of 15cm) unpowered cables?
Ha RI Acum 9 Zile
Or add a usb 3.0 port to laptop
usb c master race
Σήφης Μαρονικολάκης
Σήφης Μαρονικολάκης Acum 10 Zile
Converting devices to Lightning port/connector.
Uygar Ramos Oztas
Uygar Ramos Oztas Acum 10 Zile
I have watched like 20 sick projects from this guy, I think its time to subscribe haha
WhiteKibaRanger Acum 10 Zile
clearly im a little bit late to the party with this video but ive just come across it, i would love a video of making an old laptop into a webcam though! lol
nem tudom
nem tudom Acum 10 Zile
2:24 Okay, but to be fair, Micro B 3.0, mini B, and USB B 3.0 might aswell be proprietary connectors because of how little they are used. Everything is literally USB micro B, USB C, or USB A nowadays. And, well, USB B 2.0 for printers.
David Gee
David Gee Acum 10 Zile
Too cool!
logic mental
logic mental Acum 11 Zile
Why not use usb type a to type c converter??? But I really like ur video and really awesome and educational
Mindy Taylor
Mindy Taylor Acum 11 Zile
I have so many old Chromebooks that have working screens and computer components so if you want i can send the to you if you have a fan mail address
Joerg Last
Joerg Last Acum 12 Zile
Wouldnt moving the resistor to the other (R1) convert the breakout to sub device?
Techno SD
Techno SD Acum 12 Zile
i bought anathor usb type c cable in budget of solder and other things he used 😁😉😉😂😂😂
JOE BANANAS Acum 12 Zile
He has obviously had a bad run-in with a dongle monster.
free. Play Game
free. Play Game Acum 12 Zile
you can do headphones Tyce C
x-bit gaming
x-bit gaming Acum 12 Zile
DIY Perks could you please make one one lightning cables?
enter name
enter name Acum 12 Zile
until every smart phone has type-c, and every laptop and desktop motherboard has a decent amount of type c ports, I can't see type-c being much more than a high-end product. Low end laptops are begining to have one usb-c port, but usb-c on desktops remains a high-end feature. I feel like we are slowly going to go through people upgrading their devices, at a time when not every new device is using type-c for charging.
hz duoduox
hz duoduox Acum 12 Zile
The blue open intrestingly blink because comparison mainly suffer since a hissing staircase. curious, curved hippopotamus
Damien Hartley
Damien Hartley Acum 13 Zile
USB C is pretty much a failure because mini USB is still used for Android/windows parripheral like wireless keyboard/mouse because of simplicity of circuitry. Micro USB has been overclocked to tap into fast charging. Thier is no market for having rapid data transfer over usb because bluetooth and wifi do the same thing. The fact apple supports usb c is proof that it can't be that great.
itsGeorgeAgain Acum 13 Zile
Why cut the trace and use an extra resistor and not just removing the small resistor that's there already?
Sergio Lopez
Sergio Lopez Acum 13 Zile
This guy reminds me of shaggy if he wasn't a pothead and actually picked up a book.
Michael Graham
Michael Graham Acum 13 Zile
Is this possible the other way? Can I replace a micro usb port on a keyboard for example with a USB C one?
shin insemnia
shin insemnia Acum 14 Zile
Umm... few years ago already have small adapter usb A to type C, not like that 8:43 which is large and long
Erling Jacobsen
Erling Jacobsen Acum 14 Zile
If you use the never kind of breakout board/plug with only 4 solder pads (and the correct resistor already in place), you can in fact skip using 4 small wires, and just solder the 2 boards together directly
Afkar Refardi
Afkar Refardi Acum 14 Zile
Mine have 5 cables, I understand what each of it do but what about the blue one? how do I connect it in this case?
Have you tried Capz Creation Docking Station? I've been using it and has a lot of ports you can use and the speed for data or file transfer is incredible faster too.
yurikens Acum 14 Zile
Nice one! Was wondering if it is posible to do the same with other types of connections such as HDMI. I'd like to connect my monitor to the laptop (with only 4 USB-C) without using any dongle. These things don't really work unless you use one device per port. If you have a dongle with several types of connections and you connect more than two devices to the same USB-C it works really bad. But maybe my question is just not doable. Is it possible to convert a HDMI cable to USB-C? I know you never going to see this and most probably no one will even answer, but You still a legend, Perks! :D Thanks for all the videos!
Memorible werd
Memorible werd Acum 14 Zile
type c sucks
Yogi P
Yogi P Acum 15 Zile
You can get USB-C OTG adapters that will do the same job without having to mess with the resistor.
Arran Langton
Arran Langton Acum 15 Zile
the way this man has always got a smile on his face really makes me happy, i know he’s suffered with depression before and it’s so so wholesome to see him channeling his hidden happiness with these videos. keep up the good work matt, we love and appreciate you and every project you make. you’re a huge inspiration to many including myself to get into DIY projects ❤️
Beeg Yoshi
Beeg Yoshi Acum 15 ore
Wait what really, I never knew that. By the way keep up the good work Matt!
Ecktor Acum 15 Zile
Question: Shouldn’t the USB 2.0 plug be black instead of the white from the 1.0?
dave matthews
dave matthews Acum 15 Zile
Just buy a USB-C shim them you just poke it inside the USB-A to reach the contacts
Azure Kite
Azure Kite Acum 15 Zile
yea,he could just bought shorter conervter instead all the annoying work
Francisco Chavez
Francisco Chavez Acum 16 Zile
It's a shame that they didn't use a dip switch to switch between USB-A and USB-B.
Robert Acum 16 Zile
those things are so interesting
TheFatNinja2006 Acum 16 Zile
i made it in my tech class
Andrew Mettler
Andrew Mettler Acum 16 Zile
This is neat, but who would go through all this trouble just to avoid having a slightly unattractive dongle?
K1ZMT Acum 16 Zile
You could just move surface mounted resistor to another place on the board (the R2 marked place on the first connector). Just a little bit more flux and a good solder drop so you can desolder SMD component without damaging it. After use tweezers to hold resistor and solder first joint, next solder second. To cleanup the flux mess use isopropyl (sold at pharmacies OTC). If I needed to do that I would move all components to a new PCB. Is possible to design PCB in KiCAD and make the boards for $2 in China (for example at JLCPCB). Also you can order USB connectors at AliExpress for a fraction of Amazon cost (but you have to wait for a while to get it delivered).
shojimujo shojimujo
shojimujo shojimujo Acum 16 Zile
This is awesome and I've never heard of Sugru before, cool stuff. Thank you!
Jon Andueza
Jon Andueza Acum 17 Zile
The fact that Logitech still doesent sell a usbc reciver feels rediculos.
Milk Tea
Milk Tea Acum 8 Zile
they stick with Micro-USB for ages. (TKL 915) So you will have to wait for another decade.
Gérald CMoi
Gérald CMoi Acum 17 Zile
So it's mean USB C is "just" a mechanical adaptation off "old" USB connector, no interface change like protocol or somethink like that... Anyway, still always amazing to look at your videos, you are very inspiring :)
James Fancy
James Fancy Acum 17 Zile
Why is only one light on? Do the others turn on when you press the button and are just off by default?
kostas kolomitroushs
kostas kolomitroushs Acum 17 Zile
You know what ? Call me old fashioned but I'll just use the bloody adaptor...
Azure Kite
Azure Kite Acum 15 Zile
yea,same the sodering lost of things sounds like way too annoying to work with
Ranjeet Kapse
Ranjeet Kapse Acum 17 Zile
Thermal Selfie is just dope
Younes El bardi
Younes El bardi Acum 18 Zile
why go through the trouble
Miguel Angel Zeballos
Miguel Angel Zeballos Acum 18 Zile
Claps also to hard for me but claps!
Monuj Pabon
Monuj Pabon Acum 18 Zile
Nice sir
Gaby Anton
Gaby Anton Acum 18 Zile
Kit Walker
Kit Walker Acum 18 Zile
Yes for the diy webcam from old laptops please 👏👏
Paul Daze
Paul Daze Acum 18 Zile
Your wireless mouse showed less fluidity than I would like. It is a good hack trick if you´re missing a dongle. but the dongle length is for a purpose. the housing has a clamp-over-wire to reduce interference and is the cause for the length. if you´re sitting on a train ride home, that gizmo you created would probably have a hard time working on and off. so much radio pollution. I learned a lot a few years back working at a electronic store. but its always good to know this if you need to break down two devices to make one late at night and cant get to a parts store. Too bad Radio Shack closed down :( Battery Plus sucks. everything there is 3 times as much as Radio Shack parts.
Bilal Fatouh
Bilal Fatouh Acum 18 Zile
I’d rather bye a new mouse
Aaron Stewart
Aaron Stewart Acum 19 Zile
If I use a thuderbolt 3 with an adapter, like the ones you have there. Would I receive at the thunderbolt speeds
Hud Mohd Hashim
Hud Mohd Hashim Acum 20 Zile
Can you make a video on converting a wired keyboard/mouse to wirelss?
Patryk Wojtkielewicz
Patryk Wojtkielewicz Acum 20 Zile
I was afk in minecraft and when he merged the 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 usb ports into usb-c it started raining and i thought he added clapping sound in the video -_-
Rigo Cisneros
Rigo Cisneros Acum 20 Zile
LOL! I love it. This is just for nerds. :)
Esben Rasmussen
Esben Rasmussen Acum 20 Zile
yes to webcam
Real_RUBB3R Acum 20 Zile
I feel like USB-C is just better than USB-A and USB-B in almost every way. I have no idea about the inner workings of any but if USB-C can accomplish the same things that USB-A can accomplish, possibly even more efficiently, then to me it feels like everything should be USB-C instead of USB-A, cause you can connect USB-C upside down or right-side-up
Dylan De Taeye
Dylan De Taeye Acum 21 o Zi
i hate type c.......
bettzysdaddy Acum 21 o Zi
What if you moved that resistor from R1 to R2? It seems like that is what is needed to make it a sub-device, based on the looks of the breakout board.
FrankIJR Acum 22 Zile
It is great this video. The idea of USB C being the cable that Rules al cables. Can you make a DIY Wired Mouse to Wireless Mouse?
H Ally
H Ally Acum 24 Zile
Thank you very much for this useful educative video.
Federico Riggio
Federico Riggio Acum 24 Zile
Beautiful, but still not useful enough: if you convert all your devices to type C, you will not be able to connect them to type A any more... and there are still so many type A outlets around... I would still use common adapters when needed for the moment.
Scott Aynsley
Scott Aynsley Acum 24 Zile
well produced, clear, etc. but, isn't saying "two-part epoxy" a bit like saying unmarried bachelor? I mean, I have never seen, or heard of, one-part epoxy.
Dániel Boda
Dániel Boda Acum 25 Zile
very interesting video , could you do video about how to convert micro b charing port to type c?
John Maynard Elec
John Maynard Elec Acum 25 Zile
Can you make a type c otg with charging capabilities? It is hard to understand the pinout of type c
Syed Zahirul Islam
Syed Zahirul Islam Acum 25 Zile
Mind Blowing diy projects. Thanks bro for showing these science tricks !!!
J J Acum 25 Zile
I think those pads you refer to as copper are actually gold fingers. There is a micro-plated layer of gold on the surface to prevent oxidation and improve conductivity for contact connections.
Mario A Morales
Mario A Morales Acum 25 Zile
Is it possible to modify a device Like a Flir thermal camera with a lightning connection to make it work with USB-C?
Username Acum 25 Zile
So a swap from a FLIR thermal camera with a Lightning connector, to a USB-C connector, I guess thats not possible?
Roberto Braga
Roberto Braga Acum 26 Zile
William Hill
William Hill Acum 27 Zile
Mr. Perks has the worlds first logitech usb-c mouse dongle and thank you for sharing sir as I now have the worlds 1st Blue Yeti Microphone converted to usb-c!
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