Introduction: Raspberry Pi Zero - OTG Hack - Add a Fullsize Connector

Hey Thrifty Nation!

What do you do when you don't have an OTG adapter for your new raspberry pi zero?

You could order on online... but who wants to wait for shipping?

I figured out a solution!, an you probably have the stuff laying right around your house.

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Step 1: Tools

To do this Thrifty Tip

You will need:

  • USB extension cable
  • Wire Strippers
  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder

Step 2:

Once you cut your USB extension cable, you will find a red (VCC), black(GROUND), green(DATA+) and white(DATA-) wire.

Go ahead and strip the ends off of those wires and solder them to the pads in the following pinout.

Step 3: Solder Time!

On the back side of the Raspberry Pi Zero you will find solder pads that are labeled.

What we are looking for are:

PP1 - That is where you solder the RED wire

PP6 - That is where you solder the BLACK wire

PP22 - That is where you solder the GREEN wire

PP23 - That is where you solder the WHITE wire

So now that you have your cable soldered securely its time to boot it up and test it out!

Step 4: Done! (bonus Points)

I hope you've enjoyed this Thrifty Tip!

And for bonus points you could add some hot glue to give the wires some strain relief while you are awaiting your OTG adapter to arrive in the mail.

Looking for more?

Here are a few items from my workbench:

Tenma Temperature Controlled Soldering Iron

Breadboard w/jumpers

12v Power Supply

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