So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

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So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by skrapps914 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:28 am

It's called a Hub Piwi
And it works amazingly well

It lays right on top of the pi zero, has springy pins it connects with, and comes with 4 screws to mount it via corners to keep it together
I'm impressed

After shipping it was around $19
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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by Robots86 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:42 am

Are you planning on using this in your gbz build then? How does it fit in the case. Was considering it but because they had to be stacked i was a little put off.

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by skrapps914 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:44 am

Robots86 wrote:Are you planning on using this in your gbz build then? How does it fit in the case. Was considering it but because they had to be stacked i was a little put off.
I'm thinking about it

They don't necessarily need to be stacked. The pins can be Un-soldered and wires soldered in place, so that it doesn't have to be stacked

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by Robots86 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:53 am

And are the ports pre soldered to the board? I might get one to have a little play with

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by skrapps914 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:38 am

Robots86 wrote:And are the ports pre soldered to the board? I might get one to have a little play with
yeah the posts are soldered to the hub, they're springy. so when you press the 2 boards together, they touch. you can take the posts off, by heating them up..and then use wires

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by dboSS » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:38 am

Hơ much for it? And where did you ger it?

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by skrapps914 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:40 am

dboSS wrote:Hơ much for it? And where did you ger it?
http://referencedesigner.com/blog/pre-o ... piwi/3140/

I got it from here. it was $13 plus shipping. they have it for pi zero 1.2 and 1.3

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by dboSS » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:48 pm

skrapps914 wrote:
dboSS wrote:Hơ much for it? And where did you ger it?
http://referencedesigner.com/blog/pre-o ... piwi/3140/

I got it from here. it was $13 plus shipping. they have it for pi zero 1.2 and 1.3
Thanks.

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by RazorX » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:12 pm

you would save more space buying a usb hub and a small wifi dongle

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Re: So I got this new USB hub w/ wifi included....

Post by Tamasco » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:25 am

RazorX wrote:you would save more space buying a usb hub and a small wifi dongle
Maybe, but with this one you are 100% sure that it will work with Pi0, and as se have already see, thats something difficult :lol:

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