Turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB plug-in dongle

Hacker NODE has worked out that if you solder a full-sized USB male connector to the data USB pads and power/ground lines on a Raspberry Pi Zero, you can just plug the Zero into your PC like a dongle and connect to it. Obviously building on Andrew Mulholland’s work to get this working in the first place, it’s a nice hack that requires electrical tape to complete it (as all good hacks should!). You can see the full tutorial in the video above.

1 comment for “Turn your Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB plug-in dongle

  1. dan3008
    1 October 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Really nice idea… I think I might do that to my next pi zero. even if only to use it as a dev platform with a GPIO header attached

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