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Order HubPiWi

May 28th, 2016

The HubPiWi extends Wifi and 3 USB Type A ports to Raspberry Pi Zero and does not require any cable or connector.

All orders usually ship next day or the next business day.

The shipping charge for US is $4 for first unit and $1 for each additional unit.

Choice 1

US Buyers for Pi Zero 1.3

HubPiWi 1.3 - USB Hub with WIfi
Hub for Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3 US Buyers
$9.00

 

 

Choice 2

The shipping charge for outside US is $7 for first unit and $4 for each additional unit.  If you want to order multiple units please write us at info@referencedesigner.com

Buyers Outside US for Pi Zero 1.3

HubPiWi 1.3 - USB Hub with WIfi
Hub for Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3 Buyers Outside US - higher shipping
$11.00

We are now shipping it only for newer version of Raspberry Pi 1.3 - that has camera connector. If you have purchased your raspberry Pi Zero 1.3 after May 31, you are more likely having Raspberry Pi 1.3.

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Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3 releases - Adds Camera

May 16th, 2016

Update on the Hubpixed and HubPiWi

We took a closer look at the test point arrangement ( See the picture below). It looks like the position of the test points PP22 an PP23 ( for USB+ and USB-) has not changed. However, the position of PP1 has shifted a bit back.

So it looks like we will have to keep two versions of Hubpixed and HubPiWi - one that supports version 1.3 and one that supports the earlier versions. Stay tuned.

Original Post

The big news is the release of Raspberry Zero 1.3 that adds a Camera opening up a whole new possibility for enthusiasts. For example you can mount it on your door which will send you a picture of the person as soon as he presses your ring.

For reference Designer, the key question was - whether two of its products Hubpixed and HubPiWi will continue the to work. This is the question Ian asked

New Pi Zero with small physical changes to board. Will this still work with new version ?

To clearly answer the question, I will need the newer version in my hand. Unfortunately, when I checked the stock at Micro Center and other places, there was none. So I have to rely upon the information available now. Fortunately, I saw this rear picture of the Pi Zero 1.3.

Raspberry-Pi-Zero-Version-1.3-Rear

If you look at the position under the two USB Micro connectors, these "seem" to be at the same position as the earlier Pi Zero. There seem to be little reason the position of these 4 test points will change, unless they run out of space routing the traces for the Camera Connector.

So, my answer as of today is - that the Hubpixed and HubPiWi "should" continue to work with the newer Pi Zero 1.3. I am heading ebay or at any other place to get hold of the Pi Zero 1.3. I will confirm the answer, as soon as I get these.

In the meantime look at the HubPiWi at kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1728237598/hubpiwi-raspberry-pi-zero-hub-with-wifi-no-cable-c/

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