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Fast RPi WiFi without USB

ajlittajlitt 02/28/2017 at 15:273 Comments

Now that the Raspberry Pi Zero W is out, there's not much reason to use a WiFi Pants board. The Zero W is more compact, cheaper, and has out-of-the-box Raspbian support for WiFi. Also Bluetooth.

If you need battery power for your Pi Zero project, please consider the amazing LiFePO4wered/Pi .

Thanks to everyone who supported this project!

Discussions

Arsenijs wrote 03/13/2017 at 17:00 point

I'm using an ESP8266 with your hack in #ZeroPhone, and it's there to stay, trust me =)

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Patrick Van Oosterwijck wrote 03/03/2017 at 20:01 point

Awesome job and thanks for the #LiFePO4wered/Pi shoutout, much appreciate it! :)

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David Lowe wrote 02/28/2017 at 20:14 point

It was a most educational journey you took me on with the ESP8266/8089 hack - thank you very much!

While you may see no future for the Pants board anymore, the hairball lives on - it's still cheaper to take a $5 Zero and add the $2 module, lashed directly to the header.

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