Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that would like to add a few USB ports to their pocket sized Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC may be interested in a new adult board created by Diableco that requires no soldering and can be simply ploughed onto the top of your Pi Zero.
As you might already know the Raspberry Pi Zero is supplied with one Micro USB port which requires you to add adapters if you would like to add extra peripherals to such as a keyboard and mouse.
The new adapter now allows you to easily upgrade the Raspberry Pi Zero without any fuss when required. Check out the promotional video below to learn more about how easy it is to fit and its features.
A single micro USB port forcing you to use lots of wires and adaptors or even a traditional USB HUB (which are larger than the Pi Zero) making the entire device more bulky than previous models (B-, B+ and 2) and with lots of cables. If you want Wi-Fi in the original Raspberry Pi Zero if you want Wi-Fi you will loose the only USB available.
All these problems are solved with the USB SHOE for Raspberry Pi Zero: it adds 3 USB ports, one of them is internal and the rest are accessible from the edges. The format is designed to integrate in a housing and leaving inside the internal port: why would you want to unplug the Wi-Fi connectivity?
USB SHOE requires no wires, no special skills and no knowledge: simply mount the spacers and screws under the Raspberry Pi Zero and it will work with the new USB ports. If you found this article interesting you might also be interested in this list of awesome Raspberry Pi Zero projects we have put together.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Hardware, Top News