I'm looking for a source for the mating part to the proprietary USB connector on the Kinect, which includes standard USB signalling and power, and also the special 12V supply rail. The cable version of it comes on the dongle in the Kinect box, but it would be awesome to be able to have (or somehow fake) the PCB-mount one which is in the new 360.
Just to give an example of where I'm at, I note that of the nine contacts inside the Kinect connector, you actually only need to contact the ones on the side with the angled corner:
Would it be possible to simply put five mating stripes on a PCB, and then put a shim on the other side of it to make it the correct thickness? (It's actually extremely close to just being 2x PCB thickness.) Would just traces in contact be enough, or would it need to be an actual springy component? If so, is there one that the community could recommend? Bonus points for something that can be populated by machine.
Here's an example of someone who made one out of two butchered USB plugs. Anyone know how to buy pieces of USB connectors?