Learn how to connect to your Raspberry Pi Zero Internet of Things (IoT) device using SSH over USB. No ethernet, wifi, or soldering skills are necessary to connect to a Pi Zero device.

A written version of this video can be found on my blog at https://www.thepolyglotdeveloper.com/2016/06/connect-raspberry-pi-zero-usb-cable-ssh/

The following are affiliate links to hardware used in the video.

SD Card Reader via Amazon

Micro USB Data + Charge Cable via Amazon


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Best Five Raspberry Pi Zero Electronic Projects Which Take Advantage Of Its Compact Size

The Raspberry Pi is undoubtedly the amateur choice for Build-it-yourself electronics projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, that’s about the size of a stick of chewing gum, is fairly bargain-priced and has it’s own special use cases though. The following are ten of our favourite projects that take advantage of its size.

1. Put a Raspberry Pi Zero In an Old Style Game Controller

We know the Raspberry Pi makes an great DIY gaming console. The setup process typically takes a jiffy, and the Raspberry Pi Zero is totally efficient at taking on dated video games from the Super NES age and earlier. The complete project is greatly improved when the whole system is in a controller.

Here’s an example (ahem), this project makes use of a Super NES controller, this one tackles the NES controller, and this one uses that good old original Xbox controller. However you want to practice it, you will obtain a fairly slick little DIY vintage gaming console you could carry around anyplace.

2. Construct a Miniscule Dongle PC

While the Pi Zero makes a neat little computer as it is, it makes a far better dongle computer. Using this method, you can attach it to every other computer you have, then it will tether itself directly so you do not need to include a USB or any networking.

The good thing of this project is the fact you don’t need another PC mouse, computer screen, or keyboard lounging around. Merely jam in into your standard computer and you’re all set.

3. Make the Globe’s Most compact (Most likely) MAME Cabinet

MAME cabinets are wonderful, however, they are sizeable. For the opposite approach, it’s possible to take advantage of a Raspberry Pi Zero to make one that’s just about as tiny as the Pi itself.

You’ll need a few materials to build this sucker do the job, which include a 3D printed case, but in the end cabinet is totally functional, that means you’ll have the ideal desk add-on at the office.

4. Build a Motion Sensing Digicam

source: http://instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Motion-Sensing-Camera/

The Raspberry Pi has been an impressive motion sensing digicam, but the low profile of the Pi Zero helps it to be much better.

Using the Raspberry Pi Zero, your motion sensing camera has a a lot smaller presence, that means it can go in even tighter rooms. For example, this one mounts to your window with a pair of suction cups, which is about as compact as it becomes.

5. Play Any Simpsons Episode (or Any Television Series) Randomly

If you have ditched cable and gone full streaming with your media, you might still miss the days of catching an arbitrary episode of your most-loved TV show. The Raspberry Pi Zero may bring that back.

In such a project, they use episodes of The Simpsons stored on an Sdcard. With a custom script, you’ll be able to just click a button and it plays a chapter at random. It’s possible to add in any media you like here, including multiple shows if you really wanted, but The Simpsons are a wonderful option.

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