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HubPiWi Blue - USB Hub, Wifi and BT for Pi Zero

August 27th, 2016

Referencedesigner.com is glad to announce the launch of HubPiWi Blue - a HAT for Raspberry Pi Zero. The HubPiWi Blue extends three USB Ports, a Wifi and a Bluetooth on Pi Zero, while not requiring any soldering on its 40 Pin Connector.

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The project has been posted on kickstarter and has crossed $5K at the time of writing.

The HubPiWi builds upon the success of HubPixed and HubPiWi - both of which are selling at ebay and referencedesigner. The HubPixed is also selling on amazon. The Hubpixed and HubPiWi were released for Pi Zero 1.2 as well as 1.3. However, since there is no new manufacture of version 1.2, we are not releasing HubPiWi Blue for version 1.2 or earlier.

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  1. Tom
    April 27th, 2019 at 05:51 | #1

    Here are some short directions on how to get the HubPiWi Blue working with the latest Raspian (April 8 2019, kernel v4.14):

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    Reboot your Pi.

    sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-kernel-headers
    git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bu.git
    cd rtl8723bu
    nano Makefile

    Change the line that reads:
    EXTRA_CFLAGS += -DCONFIG_CONCURRENT_MODE
    To:
    #EXTRA_CFLAGS += -DCONFIG_CONCURRENT_MODE
    Then save it.

    make
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe -v 8723bu
    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/50-rtl8xxxu.conf

    Enter this single line in the file you're creating, then save it:
    blacklist rtl8xxxu

    Reboot your raspberry pi.

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