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Posted on 14th Dec 2017
MakerSpot is proud to announce the 2nd generation and also the world’s first - Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub - with a KickStarter campaign
OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 06, 2017
MakerSpot - a leading online store making and selling popular Raspberry Pi accessories and electronics - released the world’s first stackable USB hub for Raspberry Pi Zero back in 2016. Since then the company has sold more than 10,000 units worldwide through their web store and Amazon online outlet. Today, MakerSpot is proud to announce the 2nd generation and also the world’s first - Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub - with a Kickstarter campaign.
The Raspberry Pi Zero Docking Hub comes with five USB host ports and adequate spacing between each port to accommodate USB devices with wide base width and height. Like the 1st generation, the new docking hub takes main power from one single micro USB port and supplies regulated power to the USB hosts and the docked Pi Zero. The new docking hub also come with a built-in 10/100BaseT Ethernet port and a 3.5mm bi-directional audio jack. Installation would takes only seconds and no soldering is required.
“We launched the 1st generation stackable USB hub for Raspberry Pi Zero back in early 2016,” said Ming Leung, cofounder of MakerSpot. “It is quite well received within the Pi community. However, some customers have told us a general Pi problem that their USB devices can’t fit into the port due to tight spacing. We come up an idea to solve the spacing issue and at the same time pack more features into the hub. That’s how the docking hub is born.”
Early Bird supporters can receive one Pi Zero USB Docking Hub for CA$20 ($15.51 USD). Kickstarter exclusive price after that will be CA$25 ($19.39 USD). For a pledge of CA$33 ($25.60 USD) supporters will receive a complete package which includes one Pi Zero USB Docking Hub, one Clear Case Protector, one 5v2.4A USB Power Adapter (with plug options UL / EU / UK / AU) and one 5-ft Micro USB Cable with On-Off Switch. Kickstarter exclusive price after that will be CA$38 ($29.48 USD).
- 5 x USB 2.0 host and charging ports with independent circuit protection
- one 10/100BaseT Ethernet port
- one 3.5mm bi-directional audio jack supporting recording and playback
- one micro USB power input port taking up to 2.3A current
- compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 and Raspberry Pi Zero W
Founded in 2013, MakerSpot.com is a leading online store making and selling Raspberry Pi accessories and electronics. Based in Hong Kong with design center in Canada, the company delivers maker products to enthusiasts around the world with fast shipping.