February 20, 2015
I just got my usb adapter for this printer since having the usb cable that connects to the computer goes straight out and into the brother printer. I wanted to try one of those 90 degree adapters and I just got it in the mail. Unfortunately the darn thing faces up instead of down. So even though it works, now I have had to just put the usb cable through the shelf since it's a wire sheld and hang it from the top so that the adapter won't get caught. I needed this since the craftbot is in this shelf along with the regular brother printer. In short, getting this to work has been as simple as I had thought. It's not a huge deal but I wanted to make sure that connector doesn't get damaged. Not that either of the printers get moved, but just in case I have to move one or the other, I don't want to accidentally whack the cable. In short here is what I have ended up with now. May I'll make some kind of holder later on, but I'll leave it alone for now.
I ended up using the blue adapter that is at a right angle to the usb port on the top of the printer because this one stuck out too much and it would just be a matter of time before I knocked it right off. The blue sits along the top and doesn't move like this one did. So that worked better and at least I was able to make use of both adapters. I got both since I wasn't sure which one would work best on top of the Crafbot. I'm starting to use the usb stick a little more now since I can turn the computer off and not have all this stuff on when I need to print.