Yep, there's a 5V power pin, it's dead simple.recantha wrote:Bloody awesome! Powering through GPIO? Had no idea you could do that!
My tip; Grab a smaller USB hub then i did. For me it was a no-brainer as i still had this one laying around doing nothing (and hey, it was on the VerifiedPeripherals list) cuz that one is eating a bit more case-space then id like. On the other hand, the power supply is pretty darn awesome.......uglymonkey wrote:Damn blast and bother, you beat me to it. Ive been planning a similar design, even hiding the usb under the 'flappy bit'.
I was thinking exactly the same thing.... might even print something out that looks like theres a little penguin stuck rolled up in the tape The possibilities are endless!Fluo wrote:I thought that it was only a sticker but not hdmi plug. I have one idea. You can put the imitation of tape into the two windows. It could be sticker or sth. It cause that this Pi Cover will look like real tape.
Yeah, thats exactly my plan if i ever get to building a second one, maybe also make the SD card accessible from the outside as ive been pulling it out a few more times than im comfortable with. But on the other hand, once i get the hang of setting everything up (and the builds get more stable) this might not be necessary anymore so ill see what the future brings.uglymonkey wrote:I was thinking a small non powered hub, and a custom power supply feeding both the hub and the pi. Maybe even room for a HDD of some sort.
Probably a 1.8" zif
Well, its a combination of the two actually let me try to explain; I have the adapter that came with the USB hub - the hub itself - and the Raspberry pi. I removed the power-port from the USB hub and glued it behind a hole in the cassette for easy access form the outside. I then soldered two wires to the positive and two wires to the negative tabs on the power-port. One positive and one negative wire are connected back to the hub where the port used to be connected and the other two wires power the pi directly. So there is no power going from the hub to the pi or vice-versa, its all going from the PSU to the hub and the RPi! The connection between the hub and the pi is purely for data.Pirasp97 wrote:Hi, I see you have a usb hub connected to your pi right? Is that used to power the device or plug in mutiple usb devices such as a thumbdrive or external dvd player and stuff?Im new to this so I was confused when you explained it.
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