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Hubpixed is a 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub that will seamlessly connect to Raspberry Pi Zero without any connector.
Hubpixed is a 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub that will seamlessly connect to Raspberry Pi Zero without any connector.
Hubpixed is a 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub that will seamlessly connect to Raspberry Pi Zero without any connector.
125 backers pledged $3,194 to help bring this project to life.

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Hubpixed - Raspberry Pi Zero Hub without Cable

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Update March 3, 2016

Boards scheduled to ship earlier than expected Pledge early for sooner delivery.

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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.

Hubpixed with Pi Zero
Hubpixed with Pi Zero

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.

Hubpixed design
Hubpixed design

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.

Hubpixed with USB WIfi
Hubpixed with USB WIfi

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.

Hubpixed in production
Hubpixed in production

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.

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    Manually Assembled and tested working Hubpixed Raspberry Pi. For initial enthusiasts and in stock. Will ship in three days of closing of the project.

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    Machine Assembled and tested working Hubpixed Raspberry Pi. Will ship in two weeks from the date the pledging ends.

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    Add the USB Wifi Card with the board. You are charged the same shipping charge. The USB Wifi will be same or equivalent as shown in the Video. It will be verified to work with latest version of Jessie

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    You get two Hubpixed and are are charged shipping for only one. Great if you want one for yourself and other for your friend.

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    Pledge $32 or more About $32

    Buy two of the USB Hubs and two USB Wifi Cards. This is the best deal and has limited quantity. You are charged the same shipping charge. The USB Wifi will be same or equivalent as shown in the Video. It will be verified to work with latest version of Jessie

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    You get 5 Hubpixed and are are charged shipping for only one. Great if you can get 4 more friends to agree.

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    You get 10 Hubpixed and are are charged shipping for only one. Great if you can get 9 more friends to agree.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    You get 100 Hubpixed and are are charged shipping for only one. Great for resellers

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