Build a Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB hub

Adding USB ports to the Raspberry Pi Zero seems to be a common occurrence nowadays, so I’ve not covered many of them on the blog. However, here’s a rather novel idea: taking a USB hub and fitting a Zero into it. Looking at the pictures of the build, it is very hacky but it looks great fun to do, even if this tinkerer has had to cut the corner off the Zero to fit it in the case! Take a look at the build photos here. The cheap hub can be found here on Amazon.com, although I daresay it would be fairly easy to do it with any hub that had a reasonable amount of space inside.

4 comments for “Build a Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB hub

  1. Daniel
    15 February 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Another permutations of adding a hub to the Raspberry Pi Zero:
    http://wiki.daniel-keil.de/projekte/raspberry-pi/zero-usb-hub-housing

  2. Ross Potts
    15 February 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Nicely done!

  3. Greg
    15 February 2016 at 10:26 pm

    There are a lot of articles about Raspberry Pi Zero, but where and when will we get an aswer to what has happened to it ?
    Greg the frustrated.

    • Michael Horne
      18 February 2016 at 7:32 am

      Liz Upton posted this information on the Forum: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=135081
      They just weren’t expecting the Zero to be as popular as it has been. The trouble is, the production line at Sony is virtually at capacity making the current model of the Pi so the Zero has to be fitted in around it.

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