I’ve been trying to find ways to make better use of my raspberry pi zero and i think i have found one! turning your raspberry pi zero into a 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
what you need:
male usb connector
some soldering skills
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
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/