Introduction: How to Make 1 Usb Into 2, or More.
Im going to teach you step by step on how to increase the number of usb ports available on your computer. This could cost you under $10 or free.
Step 1: Materials
TOOLS and MATERIALS:
solder and solder iron (You do not have to solder, but it is recommended)
needle nose pliers
1 usb cord with a male end.
2 or more(I used 2) usb female ends
You can get these materials for under $10. I had these laying around. You can go to the goodwill and pick some up, or a store, or a garage sale.
Step 2: Stripping
strip all of the wires you have which should be:
wire for male end
2 wires for female ends.
pull back the shiny wires and reveal the colored wires.
Step 3: Connecting the Wires
I have already made this before showing you, so i will just show you how to do 1 wire.
After stripping ALL of the wires, you should be left with 3 white, 3 black, 3 red, and 3 green wires.
twist each wire to its corresponding color. ie:green to green, red to red.
Step 4: After Connected
After you've connected them all, you should have something that looks like the diagram I've drawn.
red ink=red wire
black ink=black wire
blue ink=white wire
green ink=green wire
Step 5: Solder the Wires(optional) and Tape
After twisting the wires together, you may want to solder them to ensure a good connection.
When the solder cools down, tape each individual wire.
Step 6: Tape Up All of the Wires
Now you want to tape all of your wires to avoid exposure. Tightly wrap tape around your previously taped wires.
Step 7: Decorative Case(optional)
You may want to enclose your new usb ports into something to protect them. In this case, I used legos. You want to ensure a tight fit, so take your time.
Now you have multiple usb ports, instead of one. You can also encase all of your wires into one box aswell.