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Make a desktop-embedded USB hub



Wires, wires everywhere. I don’t like looking at wires, wires everywhere. Even though I have a USB hub, it’s a bit of an eyesore sitting on top of my desk, plugged into devices up top, and my computer down below. I decided it was time to embed the hub directly into the surface of the desk. Using the Dremel Multi-Max to plunge-cut the wood desktop, I fit the USB hub into the desk, and attached the hub to the underside using brackets. It’s now stable, stylish, and out of the way.



Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool with 1 3/8″ wood flush cut blade, circular drywall/wood blade, and sandpaper attachment
Powered USB hub
1″ metal brackets with screws (2)
Wood rasp
Carpenter’s square
Safety goggles

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John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He builds project for Adafruit Industries. You can find him at and twitter/IG @johnedgarpark

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