Retrofitting USB-C on any 3D Printer

How-to tutorial showing step by step how to change the USB connector on any 3D printer

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    Tools used:

►Solder Iron



►3D printed vice (helping hands would work just fine)

►Hand drill with 3mm drill bit

►Hex screwdriver  1.5mm and 3mm

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 182.28 kB - 08/28/2020 at 16:02


  • 1 × 3D Printer filament 0.53meters of filament in any desired colour
  • 1 × USB-C Breakout Any brand is compatible. Dealer's choice
  • 1 × Enameled copper wire 29AWG Different sizes and coating can be experimented
  • 2 × M3x15mm hex screw
  • 2 × M1.5x5mm hex screw

  • Comment on copper wires

    Zedd Hiro08/28/2020 at 16:01 1 comment

     I know it's not the tidiest way of doing this conversion but I have looked in this matter extensively and I did find other , more "elegant" solution for the transplant.

    Please refer to the following video to see what was my other alternative and the reason I didn't do it.

    In the comments of the video you will find technical details about the parts you will need for the alternative transplant solution.

  • Scope and setting

    Zedd Hiro08/28/2020 at 15:58 0 comments

    Before I embarked in this journey I did a trial using an Arduino Nano board. After a few trials I was confident enough to do it on my 3D printer to solve a long time issue I had with the reliability of USB Mini connectors.

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