[EASY] Solderless Trinket M0 dongle with 1" connector and CR2032 battery

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by DollyWhipDoll, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. DollyWhipDoll
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    DollyWhipDoll You're on ignore.

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    This is for those who...

    1.Don't know how to solder and/or don't want to buy soldering equipment for a, potential, 1 time use

    2.Want quick and easy access to spare dongle parts, if {when...battery} necessary

    3.Want everything open source so they know what's going into their Switch

    The 'hardest' part of this is the, initial, wait for shipping because I went for the best prices I could find.

    Buy 2, 1 as a backup or split the costs with someone else!

    Have used this, flawlessly, many times!


    Cut off about 3"/76mm wire, strip off long enough ends around on each side of the wire {leaving enough plastic on the middle of the wire}, and wrap around the connectors. For each wraparound, tug a little to get a stable grip. About 5 should suffice. Do as many as it takes to make it feel secure to you.

    Bat to {+}
    Gnd to {-}

    Make sure your Trinket M0 has a button. As you can see in the 3rd photo above 'Trinket M0' at the bottom, mine doesn't {didn't notice it right away}. I tapped some ALUMINUM foil in that section until the UF2 boot loader menu came up on my computer, then I copy, pasted, and overrode the UF2 file on the Trinket M0.

    To hold the Trinket M0 to the CR2032 holder, I am using some poster putty and it holds very well. You could, carefully, place a little hot glue to hold it in place. I'm using a little bit of putty on the smooth side of the micro USB OTG adapter to hold it in place with the USB C OTG, as well.

    That little plastic square you see is some shrink plastic tinkering I'm doing to make a case, but that requires sealing and stuff... You could use painter's tape or, maybe, find a Lilypad file to 3D print at home or a library.


    Items used and price examples...



    Photos...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
    Last edited by DollyWhipDoll, Sep 22, 2018
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  2. jakkal

    jakkal GBAtemp Addict

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    Ghettodongles.com
     
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  3. pandavova

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    well its better then no dongle. its actually pretty good.
     
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  4. DollyWhipDoll
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    ...can't imagine which 1 of those things I have on ignore is in this thread...

    Thank you! It's like 'Circa;before the $10 dongles started showing up', lol.
     
  5. mattytrog

    mattytrog Not on my watch.

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    Obsessed with placing people on ignore aren't you Dolly? Get a life my friend.

    If you require help with your dongle feel free to get in touch.
     
  6. Maupiti

    Maupiti GBAtemp Regular

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    That’s all the fun of D.I.Y... Well done @DollyWhipDoll !...
    By the way... I love your pink tape measure...
     
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  7. qwasy

    qwasy Newbie

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    You could have get an Gemma M0 instead of a Trinket. The Gemma is same as a Trinket, but has a plug for a battery pack. So no soldering needed.
    And the micro usb and usb c adapters are really nice.
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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