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Oh and a 5V source, like any 5V source I used an old phone charger. The reasoning behind this is the need to charge my mp3 player and ...
I just yanked the plug off and exposed the end of the inner wires by stripping a quarter inch off each end with my thumbnail. Basically grip the ...
At first my notion was that I could just poke at the contacts in the male plug before realizing the metal outer would short the connections... However that ...
Hold the USB plug down and draw two dots marking the outer two pins, if they're facing upwards ground is left and +5V is right
Poke two holes in the paper with a pen, slide the wires through a little so they lay flat on the back with just the exposed copper showing.
Fold the paper over backwards and then over a few times to create a rough shape, it just needs to be fat enough to hold the exposed wires ...
This is mildly tricky, you've got to shimmy the paper in at an angle to start with so the contacts don't just get pushed away from the back ...
It worked first time, which was a shock, a really big shock. This seems like it needs refined and learned, not just thought up.
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