After having brought a Raspberry Pi Zero, I asked myself how to access it and do some initial configuration because of in that moment I hadn’t an HDMI monitor or an USB keyboard and a mouse.
Fortunately, this Raspberry model supports USB OTG (On The Go): it can “become” a slave USB device such as a storage device, a HID peripheral or even a webcam. Today I’ll show you how to configure a Raspberry Pi Zero so that it will be identified by a PC as a network interface: we’ll be therefore able to connect to it via SSH using a simple USB connection.
More importantly, we’ll be able to do all the configuration steps working directly on the SD card, without the need to connect the Raspberry to external peripherals (monitor, keyboard…).
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.