Action Item #562

Port to Pi Zero

Added by Hammel almost 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:16 Jan 2017
Priority:ImmediateDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:


Category:00 - Basic Build Issues
Target version:0.12.0
Severity:05 - Very Low


The Zero is the gumstick sized board and would be a replacement for the B+ used in the PiBox Player with the projector. It's the same processor and runs the same builds as the B+ (re: HW=rpi).

I'm using a USB stackable hub with the Zero. The overall footprint is still smaller than the B+ simply because the stack is about as tall as the B+ w/ its eth port but shorter in length and width.

20170116_104940.jpg - Zero w/hub and two USB dongles running PiBox. (1.6 MB) Hammel, 16 Jan 2017 11:15

20170115_184633.jpg - Short spaces and pogo pins (1.55 MB) Hammel, 16 Jan 2017 11:15

20170116_105525.jpg - side view showing clearance between boards (1.58 MB) Hammel, 16 Jan 2017 11:15



#1 Updated by Hammel almost 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10
Here are the hardware issues I currently see.
  1. Power is a USB mini-A and there are no headers to power like I'm doing with the B+. But there are holes for the headers so I could add them easily enough.
  2. There is no audio-out on the Zero. I'd need a wifi dongle for that. There is one slot open for that. If I do that then I'll probably need a cable from the dongle to the external port on the player box otherwise I'll have to jam the dongle up against the current opening, and anchor the boards with something (a case?).
  3. Uses a mini-HDMI port. Need mini-to-mini HDMI cable for use with the projector, preferrably very short one.

#2 Updated by Hammel almost 2 years ago

#3 Updated by Hammel over 1 year ago

  • Severity changed from 01 - Critical to 05 - Very Low

#4 Updated by Hammel over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 10 to 100

There is no software port required for this. The rpi2 build of the core platform works just fine with the Zero.

Closing this issue. We can reference it in closed state if needed but any hardware differences we can simply google and search for hats for components like the audio output.

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