This is where you plug in the USB cable for programming. It is also one of the two ways of providing power to the board.

One end of the USB cable will attach here while the other end will got to a USB port on the computer you use to write your programs. We'll talk about how to actually do all that later.

If you are using the USB cable from the Go Bundle, then you're set. If you are using one of your own USB cables, make sure it is a good one. While the world is full of USB cables, not all of them are made equal.

A HUUUUUUGE number of people have problems because they pick a 'charge only' USB cable rather than a "Data/Sync" cable. Make 100% sure you have a good quality syncing cable. Srsly, I can't even express how many times students have nearly given up due to a flakey USB cable!

This guide was first published on Aug 27, 2017. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (USB Connection) was last updated on Aug 25, 2017.

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