Bill of Materials

This page will provide the bill of materials listing the materials and components necessary to build the BusKill cable.

Standard USB-A Cable

The standard BusKill cable assumes USB type A.

Index Item Cost * Qty Total Source ** Notes
1 Carabiner 6 1 6 Amazon  
2 USB Drive 5 1 5 Amazon  
3 USB Extension Cable 6 1 6 Amazon
USB type A
1 meter length
4 Magnetic Breakaway 10 1 10 Amazon  

Grand Total: ~$30

image of the BusKill USB-A cable

The standard USB-A BusKill cable. Source: Michael Altfield’s tech blog

USB-C Variant

If your device has USB type C ports and no USB type A ports, you can make a BusKill cable from the following USB-C components.

Index Item Cost * Qty Total Source ** Notes
1 Carabiner 6 1 6 Amazon  
2 USB Drive 20 1 20 Amazon USB type C
3 USB Extension Cable 13 1 13 Amazon
USB type C
1 meter length
4 Magnetic Breakaway 25 1 25 Amazon USB type C

Grand Total: ~$65

TODO: picture

Note

While the BusKill cable has an open-source design, some of the individual components used to build the BusKill cable do not have open-source designs.

To help make more of the BusKill cable’s components open-source, please see our Wish List

* all prices shown are in USD and are likely to change over time

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