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Pi Zero with ethernet port

Wed May 09, 2018 11:45 am

If the Raspberry Pi designers are reading, here's a requirement for a board that you currently don't make. The use case is for a minimal kiosk display where the Pi Zero is not allowed onto a WiFi network. The reason is that many tech companies now use continuous integration (CI) systems that have built into them some sort of reporting tool which generates a website. So the need is for a small kiosk display that is just a monitor and something to permanently display the same web page.
A Pi Zero W with WiFi would see the obvious choice but security requirements mean that the servers are locked down and WiFi is considered too insecure to allow access so the web client has to be running on a device with a physical wired ethernet connection.
Clearly the R-Pi 3 B+ can do this, or a Pi Zero plus an add-on Hat or USB dongle but both of these are bodged solutions or overkill.
I see that there is an Orange Pi that effectively does this but that's not a Raspberry and it seems like this is product that might have some use for similar purposes where a wired connection is required.

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Re: Pi Zero with ethernet port

Wed May 09, 2018 12:07 pm

Would require a major redesign and edging towards a Pi3B+.
The options you described may seem a bodge, but work.
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):

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