I have a device that utilizes a mini USB port to send and receive data. I am trying to figure out how I can hook a micro controller to that mini USB port so that it can also send and receive data.
When the mini USB is desoldered, there are 5 surface mount spots, 4 of which are for VCC, Ground, Data+, and Data-. I could directly solder 4 wires to those surface mounts, but I have two problems:
- Soldering them is difficult because the surface mounts are very tiny, it requires steadily holding the wires in place, and since the area is so small, the solder crosses over to the other surface mount areas.
- If there is any way, It would be really helpful if the mini USB was still functional
Is there any good way of achieving this?