A project log for (One More) Raspberry Pi Zero USB Hub

It seems as if everyone is making their own hubs for their Pi Zero these days.

embeddedn8embeddedn8 02/26/2016 at 01:061 Comment

Revision 2 of the Pi Zero USB hub is alive! Today I completed the initial bench test of the hub and all features worked as I expected. There were a couple minor issues discovered by users in the comments which are not implemented on V2.0 but are implemented in the posted gerbers.

As mentioned in the last project log, this revision sacrifices a USB port for a SMD WiFi module which gives the Pi the same networking capability as an external USB WiFi adapter and uses the same chip set as such adapters. If you'd like to order the hub, I've posted zipped gerbers in the file storage below and have updated the BOM.

The next step is to finish testing the design as well as work on the next revision. I'm aware some people would prefer four ports over the WiFi module so I plan to do some space management and have the option for either a port or WiFi module. External power input is also being considered. Please let me know if you'd like to see any other features. Feedback is always appreciated and thanks again for following this project!


warhawk-avg wrote 05/12/2016 at 12:40 point

Wicked cool man!  

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