As outlined in a previous post, if you just need signal and voltage broken out from a USB connection, there are several options available here on Tindie. On the other hand, there are times when you need something a little different. Here are a few non-standard breakout options for USB connections that you might find useful. Shipping is listed by what it starts at to the US.
- LiPo Charger and USB Breakout—USB breakout and accommodation to charge a LiPo battery. Advertised as “made to be perfect for prototyping,” this little guy runs for $9.95 + $4.95 shipping.
- miniPCIE USB Breakout—This breakout fits into any miniePCIe slot and gives you an extra type-A USB port. A clever option for an extra port on your PC, and goes for $9.00 + $ 5.00 shipping.
- GoPro USB breakout—If you want to add extra hardware to your GoPro, depending on your model, this breakout can help give you access to non-standard USB connections. This board goes for $9.00 + $5.00 shipping.
- USB C Breakout—This board includes extra hardware you’ll need to play around with the new USB Type-C. It can even determine which way the plug is connected, which could be a useful feature. Breaking with the $9 pricing “tradition,” this board is still easy on the pocketbook at $19.00 + $2.95 shipping.