Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stupid Simple Tip #4

Murphy was an optimist. I have repeatedly had problems with USB cables.  USB cables are held in place only by the friction of the connector.  Repeated insertions and removals WILL wear out a USB connector.  Anyone with an old laptop has probably encountered this problem.

Another problem is in systems that get moved around a lot or are subjected to a lot of vibrations.  Here is what I did to eliminate this problem in a recent project.  Zip ties are wonderfully useful.

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