Turn your VGA port into a powered USB


This little project over at Instructables is right up the alley of netbook owners. I love how every netbook I can think of offers a VGA port so you can make use of a larger, external monitor when the need arises. Let’s face it though: when you’re mobile with a netbook (isn’t that why you bought it?), you’re not getting anything of value from the VGA jack. Why let it lie peacefully sleeping while you and the USB ports are toiling away when a little bit of elbow grease and soldering can turn this into an extra, powered USB port? The short process looks relatively painless, even for a soldering n00b like myself.

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