Make your Raspberry Pi Zero a pluggable minicomputer in dongle format

Raspberry Pi Zero

Many are quite interesting projects created from a Raspberry Pi, to all this we must add all those created from the model ZeroI personally have to admit that they are much more interesting since you can do a lot with a card as small as this one. Commonly, one of the most common uses that is being given to this type of card is that of a content manager, imagine now if you can also make the size very small.

With this in mind, today I want to present you a project where, from a Raspberry Pi Zero, a community user has managed to create nothing less than a computer in dongle format. Thanks to this you can literally create a computer that you can connect directly to our network through the USB port, something that in the end makes it much easier to can be used by another computer that is within that network.

Build your own pluggable mini computer with a Raspberry Pi Zero.

As reported by the creator of this project, the basic idea is that, with just four solders on four pins present on the Raspberry Pi Zero, you can connect a USB connector. Subsequently, this entire module will be enclosed in a small casing with which, in addition to being able to secure and correctly fix all the elements without them moving, offer a much more interesting finish on an aesthetic level.

In order to work with this simple dongle, we will only need to connect it to a computer. Thanks to this action we will be able to access it from our local area network and start using it directly through connections VNC o SSH so that, without having to connect any type of mouse, keyboard or external screen to the card, we can access and control all the options. Without a doubt, a more than interesting way to work with the device without the need for cables and hassles.

Further information: Lifehacker

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