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MicroUSB cable dimensions

MicroUSB cable dimensions

From:
Daniel Deris
Date:
2015-03-01 @ 20:15
Hullo all.

Going to be building an atreus of my own sometime over the next month, and
was wondering if anyone knew offhand or could easily measure the gap where
the USB cable plugs into the uC? 

Terrible photo for reference: i.imgur.com/o80g1n7.png

I've got experience sleeving PSU cables with paracord, and thought I'd 
make something colourful for the atreus, but would like to make sure it 
fits :)

Thanks,
Daniel 		 	   		  

Re: [atreus] MicroUSB cable dimensions

From:
Phil Hagelberg
Date:
2015-03-02 @ 10:25
Daniel Deris <danielderis@outlook.com> writes:

> Going to be building an atreus of my own sometime over the next month,
> and was wondering if anyone knew offhand or could easily measure the
> gap where the USB cable plugs into the uC?

If you're building your own, the height of the gap is actually up to
you. As long as your spacer is at least 4.5mm thick you should be OK. If
you need more room, use a thicker material for your spacer. The width of
the gap in the spacer is 4mm in the standard design, but again, if
you're building your own you can increase the width of the gap before
you send it to the laser cutter. Just open it up in Inkscape or whatever.

I've checked in the EPS files into the case/ directory of the Atreus
repository so you don't have to import DXF files if you don't want
to. The DXF files were missing the logo.

-Phil