Hi, have Arduino Uno, but would like to have it USB-C like my Samsung Galaxy S8 so I can use the same car charger.
Cheers and great job.
Exactly, the connectors will be damaged more quickly and they could sell more UNOs in result. :)
It is not easy to make such change on the board. Each change in design has impact to profit. USB on the UNO is pretty durable and in my opinion it is the best for this format of the board. The most of chargers has A type socket so it is not problem to use different cable.
And of course there are adaptors galore on Ebay and Amazon that take one type and make it into another.
I like the bigger more reliable connectors myself.
I have a bag full of those tiny ones that have been bent or squashed (not by me I might add).
What's funny is that a few posts down someone is asking to put the A on the Nano instead of the C.
OP have you considered the Nano? Same chip same code but has the connector you want.
Delta_G, that's false. The Nano does not have a USB-C connector. As of March 15, 2018, it the website says it "works with a Mini-B USB cable". (see https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-nano )
USB Mini-B is not particularly a great connector. USB Type-C is a much more sturdy connector that is better in every way than regular USB: it's more compact than USB-A or USB-B, it can carry more current (it can carry 100W!) than they can (even if they're USB 3.0), it has significantly higher data speeds (you can transmit HD video over a tiny USB cable!), and it's rated for a larger number of connect/disconnection cycles than USB Micro-B.
Speaking of Micro-B, Micro-B is really not a great connector. But at least it's become fairly standard. USB Mini-B doesn't even have that going for it. There was a short while where it looked like Mini-B was going to take off, but in the end Micro-B won. Everyone has Micro-B cables in their house, whether it's from their phone, their chrome-cast, or who knows what else. Whereas if you have an Arduino Nano it's probably the only reason to you have a USB Mini-B cord.
Clearly you overlooked the point that a lot of USB 3.0 chip-sets don't work with many of the arduinos or are hit and miss to say the very least.
I prefer the current selection of ports rather than adopting a new one that many people cannot use.
The USB connector also varies on the source as the clones have been moving to the micro connector for the UNO's.
The forum is littered with posts about non connecting or intermittent connecting boards of many types with a selection of connectors...The standard fix for anyone with those issues is to insert a standard USB 2.0 powered hub between the offending USB 3.0 and the Arduino.
Just some context.