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HubPiWi production batch arrived - up and Running

June 24th, 2016

Today we received the production batch of the HubPiWi - a total of 300 of these. The production batch was ordered in two versions - 100 of these are for Pi Zero 1.2 and earlier and 200 of these are for Pi Zero 1.3 or earlier.

If you do not know, Pi foundation changed the design of Pi Zero and added the Camera Connector on it. Not known are other changes, and which affected the hub based products from Reference Designer - are the locations of the test points for 5V, Ground and USB+, USB- Pin Pairs. These test points were used to extend the connections to the Hubpixed and HubPiWi products of Reference Designer. It means the the Hubpixed and HubPiWi are no more interoperable between Pi Zero 1.2 and 1.3.

The HubPiWi comes in two flavors. Most of us who have purchased it after May 28th more likely need HubPiWi 1.3.

For now we just tested the HubPiwi 1.3 and is looking great. The Signal Strength of Wifi looks great and browsing was a breeze. The shipping will first start with US Customers. We also have a lot of Pre Orders and these will be shipped on first come firs served basis.

We expect that most of the US backers at kickstarter will receive HubPiWi by the end of next week. International backers should start getting these in the next week.

Here are some pictures of HubPiWi 1.3 from production lot.

HubPiWi1.3

HubPiWi1.3_production

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  1. George A.
    July 7th, 2016 at 17:11 | #1

    Three days ago I received the HubPiWi Raspberry Pi Zero Hub with WiFi.
    Besides the very easy installation (not soldering at all) my surprise was that the WiFi is working about twice faster than the Wifi in Raspberry Pi 3.

  2. July 12th, 2016 at 08:47 | #2

    Great little hub! I'll get one for myself. I am trying to bring out the serial port and the usb port for a custom board. Will you kindly share the part number of the pogo sticks you are using? They appear very short, just what I have been looking for.

  3. Jeff
    August 18th, 2016 at 11:00 | #3

    I just ordered a v1.3 HubPiWi, are they in stock and ready to ship?

  4. PieterG
    October 16th, 2016 at 11:59 | #4

    i'm getting quite some errors in /var/log/messages like:

    Oct 16 20:44:16 foobar kernel: [ 80.257779] R8188EU: ERROR indicate disassoc
    Oct 16 20:45:18 foobar kernel: [ 128.312101] R8188EU: ERROR assoc success
    Oct 16 20:45:29 foobar kernel: [ 139.599997] R8188EU: ERROR linked_status_chk(wlan0) disconnect or roaming
    Oct 16 20:45:31 foobar kernel: [ 141.632722] R8188EU: ERROR assoc success
    Oct 16 20:45:45 foobar kernel: [ 155.600258] R8188EU: ERROR linked_status_chk(wlan0) disconnect or roaming
    Oct 16 20:45:47 foobar kernel: [ 157.607235] R8188EU: ERROR assoc success
    Oct 16 20:45:53 foobar rsyslogd-2007: action 'action 17' suspended, next retry is Sun Oct 16 20:46:23 2016 [try http://www.rsyslog.com/e/2007 ]
    Oct 16 20:46:03 foobar kernel: [ 173.600240] R8188EU: ERROR linked_status_chk(wlan0) disconnect or roaming
    Oct 16 20:46:06 foobar kernel: [ 176.298773] R8188EU: ERROR indicate disassoc
    Oct 16 20:46:13 foobar kernel: [ 184.241088] R8188EU: ERROR assoc success

    Any idea what can cause this?

  5. PieterG
    November 5th, 2016 at 15:32 | #5

    can you please give a response to my blog post or my email?

  6. Nick Waterton
    December 7th, 2016 at 21:51 | #6

    Just installed the latest NOOBS (November 2016), called "Pixel", USB ports work, but not the WiFi. I assume the drivers are missing (I can see the device).

    Any clues how to install the drivers? What's the chipset (I know it's RealTec)?

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