If you’re a DIY enthusiast who’d like to update your project’s connection to the latest USB standard, here is a 10-pack of USB C jack connectors! They’re sturdy metal with 4 through-hole mounting tabs and two positioning/shear-protection dots. It’s really hard to rip these off a PCB. In an SMT line you can just paste over the through-hole slots, and the pads will solder in place.
We use this connector for our STM32 Feather, USB C Downstream Breakout, and the new Micro Lipo Charger for USB C. So if you’ve remade something using our PCB files, this is definitely the one to use. We like this connector for its low-cost simplicity – it doesn’t have all of the pins, just the basics: power, ground, data, SB and CC pins, so they can be reworked a bit.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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