I’ve been trying to find ways to make better use of my raspberry pi zero and i think i have found one! We are going to build an Raspberry Pi Zero USB Dongle and shared internet with your pc! and install services like webmin, owncloud, and vnc makes for a very compelling pc in your pocket!

you can download and 3d print your own usb dongle shell

 Equipment List

Raspberry Pi Zero – Amazon | Ebay

3D printed Files – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1836302

male usb connector – Amazon | Ebay

4 wires

some soldering skills



Step 1

Firstly we need to install a USB male header to our Raspberry Pi Zero.  here is the diagram you need to follow to solder the male USB to the raspberry pi zero



i would also add some electrical tape to protect the usb connector from grounding with the raspberry pi

Step 2

I’m using the latest Raspberry Pi Image called Pixel which you can download here


and load the the image to the sd card.

When you are done, located the file config.txt from the Boot drive of the sdcard and insert this at the end


then save the file, and locate the file called cmdline.txt and insert this text right after rootwait


when done, save the file and you can now insert the sdcard into the raspberry pi zero

to access your raspberry pi from your computer, use ssh client and point it to


now you should be all done!


updates: start page https://www.novaspirit.com/2016/10/30/raspberry-pi-zero-usb-startpage/