This guide will show you how to power a Raspberry Pi Zero over an ethernet cable. Since ethernet plugs only use half their pins, we can use the other half for simultaneous power.
It’s meant to be used with power over ethernet compatible networking hardware, so you can power it directly through the ethernet cables, without any batteries or USB chargers. You just plug it in, and you have both power and internet connectivity through a single cable.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.