A USB port close at hand to take advantage of some of the cheap and useful USB devices that are out there. I thought of this when i needed a reading light for my bed. This is my first attempt for my sons room. I am working on a 2 port system for me and the wife.
Step 1: Supplies
You will need the items shown, plus the other traditional things, cutting tools, drill, wire, epoxy, tape.
Step 2: Layout
Measuring and marking the hole.
Step 3: Cutting the Hole
I started with a drill to remove most of the material.
Step 4: Finished Hole
It could be cut smoother but i didn't take my time. It has to be oversized on the height to get the port in at a angle.
Step 5: Gluing
I used epoxy to glue both the port and the terminal strip in place.
Step 6: Wiring
Drill a hole and insert the wire coming from the adapter. Secure the wires to the terminal strip.
Step 7: Wire the USB Port
Solder the wires on the USB port. Since I only want the port for its power, I only needed to hook up those two wires. Here is a site that explains the pinouts on USB. http://www.hardwarebook.info/Universal_Serial_Bus_(USB)
Step 8: Port to Strip
Connect the wires from the USB to the terminal strip, double checking the polarity.
Step 9: Done
Close up the box, plug it in and let er' rip.