Developer and Raspberry Pi enthusiast N-O-D-E has this week published details about updates they have made to the Raspberry Pi Zero W powered Pi Plug which is currently still in its prototype stage. The latest design builds on the first and is now more modular than the previous version, and allows the Raspberry Pi Zero W to be used without a tangle of wires attaching components and power. Watch the video below for information on the Raspberry Pi Plug mini server.
The wall socket Pi mini server uses an RS Pro USB power supply combined with a 3D printed bridge to attach the Raspberry Pi Zero W for continuous power transforming the mini PC into a self-contained server or node. N-O-D-E explains more about the custom built adaptor : “The Pi Plug adaptor consists of two custom PCBs, which are connected using a JST connector, and a 3D printed bridge to add sturdiness. The front PCB has two small contacts which have small solder lumps on them. This allows the Pi Zero to be attached by screws alone, so no soldering is required. The solder lumps are forced up against the testpads under the Zero to make a solid connection.”
N-O-D-E is still unsure whether the project will make the jump into a viable product available from the official N-O-D-E online store, but if more details are announce regards availability and pricing will keep you up-to-date as always. In the meantime for more details and full specifications jump over to the official N-O-D-E website by following the link below.