5. Getting the New Connector

posted Mar 1, 2010, 3:36 PM by Bill Bai   [ updated Jul 20, 2010, 7:12 AM ]
It slipped my mind that it was Chinese New Year and the factory I had contacted for new samples didn't contact me until the vacation was over.  Unfortunately, by that time, I had already ordered the USB connector from Sparkfun.  They're only $1.50, so it wasnt too big of an issue.

The pins on this particular connector were actually straight when I got it, so I had to bend the pins to have the right angle and be coplanar to the PCB pads (aka parallel).