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Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:33 pm
by digger72
This sale is for HubPiWi Blue - a 3 Port USB hub plus Integrated Wifi and Bluetooth. With the launch of the Pi Zero W, the Wifi and BT functions have become redundant, but I am left with an inventory of about 150 or so. For $5 you get a nice 3 Port USB hub that connects only using 4 provided screws. Similar products sell for at least $9.

Buy it here - http://referencedesigner.com/blog/get- ... blue/6506/

Check its details on kickstarter here -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... th-3-usb-p

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:37 pm
by n67
Looks interesting.

A couple of questions:

1) Do we buy it directly from you or from the web site? (Or are they one and the same?)

2) It looks like it is actually $9 for the first one - $6 for additionals. Are there any other hidden fees?
(taxes, licenses, etc)

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:09 pm
by PhatFil
Bargain, Cheers 2x ordered..

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:36 pm
by digger72
n67 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Looks interesting.

A couple of questions:

1) Do we buy it directly from you or from the web site? (Or are they one and the same?)

2) It looks like it is actually $9 for the first one - $6 for additionals. Are there any other hidden fees?
(taxes, licenses, etc)
Answers -
1.You can buy from the website directly. It is owned by my. So these are one and same.
2. It is $5 each plus $4 shipping. For additional unit, it is again $5 and $1 is for shipping. Hope that clarifies.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:30 am
by PhatFil
how long does delivery to the uk usually take???

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:17 am
by jhneyalia
digger72 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:33 pm
This sale is for HubPiWi Blue - a 3 Port USB hub plus Integrated Wifi and Bluetooth. With the launch of the Pi Zero W, the Wifi and BT functions have become redundant, but I am left with an inventory of about 150 or so. For $5 you get a nice 3 Port USB hub that connects only using 4 provided screws. Similar products sell for at least $9.

Buy it here - http://referencedesigner.com/blog/get- ... blue/6506/

Check its details on kickstarter here -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... th-3-usb-p
I need this one, plz PM me if available.. Thanks

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:11 am
by fanoush
PhatFil wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:30 am
how long does delivery to the uk usually take???
Hi PhatFil, did you receive it? I bought it and still didn't get anything.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:28 pm
by PhatFil
Nothings arrived yet, i remain optimistic 'somewhat?' :(

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:28 am
by fanoush
PhatFil wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Nothings arrived yet, i remain optimistic 'somewhat?' :(
I contacted seller Friday last week via e-mail and yesterday here via PM but did not get any reply so today I started Item Not Received PayPal case.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm
by digger72
Hi fanoush and Phatphil,

I checked this forum after a long time. The order should have been delivered by now. If now please contact me in the PM and I will sort it out.

Best Regards

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:49 am
by digger72
digger72 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Hi fanoush and Phatphil,

I checked this forum after a long time. The order should have been delivered by now. If now please contact me in the PM and I will sort it out.

Best Regards
I just wanted to let everyone know that the board is still in stock and can be purchased from http://referencedesigner.com/blog/get-h ... blue/6506/

I did work on fanoush and Phatphil issues and I hope that the issue is resolved for them now ( Refund was issued to fanoush) and replacement being sent to Phatphi.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm
by drushtx
I could not find any current information on your site - is there current support in Raspbian for the HubWiPi Blue or do you still have to download and install support?
Thank you.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:25 pm
by digger72
drushtx wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm
I could not find any current information on your site - is there current support in Raspbian for the HubWiPi Blue or do you still have to download and install support?
Thank you.
Frankly with the launch of the Raspberry Pi Zero the Wifi and Bluetooth support provided by HubPiWi Blue has become redundant. There is no support in the main line software for the HubPi Wi Blue, but integrating the driver support is not a great deal - just take a bit of time.

At $5 you get at least 3 USB Ports - all seamlessly connecting to Pi Zero. You get similar product selling for like $15.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:27 pm
by PhatFil
UPDATE!!

@digger72 has sent me 2 usb hubs and they have arrived, Even though the problem i discovered was MY fault, When ordering i failed to correctly select the international shipping option, and consequently only paid the local US shipping fee..

I only discovered this after checking my paypal history for the transaction id to send off to @digger72, When i realised my error i emailed digger72 to offer the difference i owe but the kind gent sent the boards regardless..



Thanks digger72..

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 am
by fanoush
My two hubs finally arrived on Friday last week and both work fine with driver from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bu , thanks digger72.

Compiling wifi/bt driver directly on the pi zero takes more than half an hour, though. And getting raspberrypi-kernel-headers took some time too. And I had to boot the sdcard in Pi Zero W to get the driver and then switch to plain Zero. I did not copile the rtl8723au_bt bluetooth driver, yet it seem to work somehow after getting the wifi driver working.

BTW I also considered 4 port zero hubs from http://www.uugear.com/store/ but this one was slightly cheaper and I wanted wifi.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:16 am
by digger72
fanoush wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 am
My two hubs finally arrived on Friday last week and both work fine with driver from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bu , thanks digger72.

Compiling wifi/bt driver directly on the pi zero takes more than half an hour, though. And getting raspberrypi-kernel-headers took some time too. And I had to boot the sdcard in Pi Zero W to get the driver and then switch to plain Zero. I did not copile the rtl8723au_bt bluetooth driver, yet it seem to work somehow after getting the wifi driver working.

BTW I also considered 4 port zero hubs from http://www.uugear.com/store/ but this one was slightly cheaper and I wanted wifi.
Thanks for reporting back about it. I still have many of those left in my stock, in case any one wants it - http://referencedesigner.com/blog/get-h ... blue/6506/

Even if you do not use its Wifi and Bluetooth Functionality the 3 USB ports with Pogo Pins for $5 is a great deal in itself.

Re: Hub for Pi Zero with Pogo Pins on sale for $5

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:03 am
by digger72
I still have more of these hubs available in my inventory - Grab it while these last - http://referencedesigner.com/blog/get-h ... blue/6506/