You mean to just physically use the USB connector although it will not be using USB communications (i.e. normal USB devices will not function if plugged in)?
If so, google for 'chassis mount USB connector', you'll find quite a few different varieties, some of which just require a large circular hole which is easy to do with a drill, although it will need to be a large diameter drill - a step drill bit could be used, or (cheaper) just drill lots of small holes in a circle, then use a half-round file).
Thanks for the advice! Not exactly what I meant however I googled the query you suggested and it did yield some connectors which may work for my needs! Thank you so much! I also found a Monoprice Mini 3D printer on craigslist for 100 bucks so I am trying to get that and then most of these fabrication problems will be a thing of the past hopefully.
I'm making a raspberry pi conversion on my NES. I have a 3d printer, so if you don't end up buying one, let me know in message and I can design one up in Fusion 360 and help you out.
I just finished a SNES raspberry pi and had to 3d print a lot on that to make it all work. So, I can understand the frustration of not having on, but wanting to keep the look of the front or back, the same.
Let me know!
Did you ever make anything for the nes? I fond this for mounting the pi in the nes but I haven't found anything for the back plate (power and mini hdmi) or the front.(usb) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:319831
Hey guys! First post here! I am trying to get 2 standard USB ports to the front of a NES case. As in, I do not want to use the controller ports, but rather mount a single USB port per player slot. As I do not have a 3d printer, I am kind of at a loss at how to mount the ports to the front? Once the controller ports are removed you are left with a large gaping hole.
What do you guys think they best thing would be to do to get USB ports mounted to the front?
Also do any of you know where to purchase the USB connectors? As in just the metal piece that connects the devices together? I figure it would much more easier to make something to mount with that rather than a preassembled USB cable...