Update March 3, 2016
Boards scheduled to ship earlier than expected Pledge early for sooner delivery.
If you has had a chance to play with Raspberry Pi zero, you know that it is a useless stuff without a USB Hub, external or integrated. Most solutions available at present are based upon external USB hub, powered or otherwise. There are some solutions that tries to mix and match a USB board with this board, but are not free from wiring.
This is where Reference Designer's Hubpixed comes into play. The key design element are the 4 mechanical spring connectors that seamlessly connects to the test points available on the bottom side of the board. Everything aligns and fits in nice.
The video best depicts the interconnection of the hub with Raspberry Pi Zero. . There are 4 pogo pins, two for USBs and remaining two for the 5V and GND.
There are three USB ports on the same side as the connectors on the original board and the forth is along the width of the board.
We are also offering a USB Wifi that has been verified to work with this hub and Raspberry Pi Zero. For $18 you get the hub and the USB Wifi and you are charged the same for shipping.
If you can get your friend to buy along with you, you can save substantially on shipping. But two of the hubs for $20 and you will be charged same for shipping.
The best deal is when you purchase two Hubpixed with two USB Wifi for $32 - and you are charged the same for shipping.
Here is the initial batch of the Hubpixed ready to ship.
Update March 3 2016
We the good response, we have ordered the manufacturing of the boards.We not expect to ship earlier than the schedule of 2 weeks within the end of pledging. The shipping will be on first come first server basis. Those who pledged earlier will the the boards first.
Risks and challenges
The design has been verified and tested as you can see in the video. It is just a matter of choosing right vendor for volume manufacturing.
As such we do not see any risk with the execution of this project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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