Pi Zero USB Stem


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SKU: RAS-134 Manufacturer: zerostem.io



The Pi Zero USB Stem is a PCB kit that turns a Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB dongle. Once the Stem is installed, your Raspberry Pi can be plugged directly into a computer or USB hub without any additional cables or power supplies. The Raspberry Pi then acts as a USB device using its own Linux kernel gadget drivers to get started.

The Zero Stem is designed to be soldered directly to the USB SMD test pads on the bottom of the Raspberry Pi Zero, needing no wires or pogo pins at all, just solder and a soldering iron! Attaching the stem to your Pi also allows you to create a portable VNC server, or even cluster several Raspberry Pi Zeros with just a USB hub.

The Zero Stem is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 and the Raspberry Pi Zero W v1.1, but unfortunately it is not compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero v1.2 or any full-size Raspberry Pi due to their shapes and sizes.

Please Note: Raspberry Pi Zero sold separately.


  • Plug directly into computer or USB hub with no extra cables
  • Easy to solder using a conventional soldering iron


Installation Instructions: https://zerostem.io/installation/

Soldering Castellated Mounting Holes: https://learn.sparkfun.com/

  Difficulty Level

Soldering Skill: Beginner
Prototyping Skill: Beginner
Programming Skill: Beginner

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  Product Attributes

Weight: 5 g

  Warranty Policy

This product has a 30 Day Warranty from the date of delivery. The item must not be modified, abused, incorrectly hooked up, or used for purposes outside the original scope of design.

  Return Policy

This product is Final Sale and cannot be returned once purchased. 

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  1. Matt Williamson

    If plugged into a USB hub with this stem, can the pi access other other peripherals plugged into that hub?

    • Chris @ BCR

      Hi Matt,

      It gives access to both Power and USB Data. The specifics in which device(s) the Pi has access to would be dependant on how it is connected to the USB Hub and how the Pi is configured. Connected out of the box to the host port on the Hub, it would have access to all devices.

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