In this project we’re building a dock for Adafruit’s Dev Boards.


This simple dock lets you stand your dev board upright making it easy to display. A micro USB cable is connected to the back of the dock for charging and reprogramming.

Our 3D printed dock works with micro USB devices like the Adafruit feather and the BBC micro Bit!


This is a great way to keep your board from slipping and sliding off your desk. This simple design is great for different board shapes making it universal.

We’ll use a micro usb breakout board and connector to build a custom usb extension.


You can personalize the 3D model and 3D print the dock in your favorite colors.

Parts, Tools & Components

You'll need just a couple a parts to build this project.  If you don't have access to a 3D printer, you can send the files to a service or check with your local hackerspace/library.


Angled shot of an assembled USB DIY Connector Shell with a Type Micro-B Plug. The male plug faces the camera at an angle.
Make your own USB connections without slicing apart a USB cable and soldering those thin wires inside. These DIY "USB shells" are available in
Out of Stock
Angled shot of a USB Micro-B Breakout Board.
Simple but effective - this breakout board has a USB Micro-B connector, with all 5 pins broken out. Great for pairing with a microcontroller with USB support, or adding USB 5V power to...
In Stock
Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Wire - 30AWG in Various Colors laid out beside each other.
Silicone-sheathing wire is super-flexible and soft, and its also strong! Able to handle up to 200°C and up to 600V, it will do when PVC covered wire wimps out. We like this wire...
Out of Stock

This guide was first published on Dec 06, 2017. It was last updated on Dec 06, 2017.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Dec 04, 2017.

Text editor powered by tinymce.