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Plugable USB 2.0 OTG Micro-B to 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter for Windows Tablets & Raspberry Pi Zero (ASIX AX88772A chipset)

Plugable USB 2.0 OTG Micro-B to 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter for Windows Tablets & Raspberry Pi Zero (ASIX AX88772A chipset)

  • Add a fast wired network interface through the Micro-B USB OTG port on your Windows tablet and Raspberry Pi Zero. Supports Windows 10, 8.1/ 8 and Raspbian Jessie.
  • Most Windows 10 and 8.x tablets supported. Windows 10 and 8.x include a built-in device driver for this Ethernet adapter, and there is no need to install any additional driver.
  • Limited Android compatibility. Android users, please confirm if your phone or tablet is compatible before purchase. You can find the latest compatibility details at plugable.com/products/usb2-otge100
  • Not compatible with Windows phones & Apple, Amazon, Samsung, LG, phones and tablets.
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Features faster-than-wireless speeds and easy connectivity. The Plugable USB 2.0 OTG Micro-B to 10/100 Ethernet Adapter adds a Fast Ethernet (RJ45) capable port to any system has a Micro-B USB port, OTG support, and built-in drivers. No separate OTG cable is needed. This adapter has a USB 2.0 male Micro-B connector to the tablet and a RJ45 female connector to the network. It uses the ASIX AX88772 chipset for widest possible compatibility, including support built in to Windows 8 and higher and Linux versions. The unit features a compact external design. Two LEDs to monitor data and link activity. Powered by USB (no external power adapter needed).

Notes:If your computer or tablet has a full-sized USB port but not a micro-B USB port, please consider using Plugable USB2-E100 Ethernet adapter instead.

Compatibility

Drivers are built-in to Windows 10 and 8.x tablets with a Micro-B OTG port.

This adapter is compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero running the Raspbian Jessie OS.

Not compatible with Apple, Amazon, HTC & LG tablets and phones. Not compatible with Samsung phones.

Performance

Wired Ethernet via this adapter provides faster and more reliable network access than typical 802.11 wireless networking (up to 2-3x as fast). Particularly helpful for web video, downloads, and streaming.

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Five cool gadgets you can build using a Raspberry Pi

The functionality and low price of the Raspberry Pi make it a perfect choice for tech hobbyists and DIY enthusiasts. The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B packs a lot of potential due to its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and it is relatively cheap to begin a project using the board. One of the Pi’s defining features is its GPIO pins, which allow users to connect and control electronics using a bit of soldering and some basic code.

Both experienced hackers and beginners can easily get started with the Pi thanks to a variety of projects and tutorials available online. Five awesome projects based on the Pi are detailed below.


Home assistant

Create an alternative to Google Home and Amazon Alexa using a Pi, and build your own home assistant[1]. The set-up is simple if you use open source software and tutorials, although you will need a bit more expertise to expand your ecosystem with other devices.

There are a few software options for your DIY home assistant, including Amazon’s Alexa and Jarvis. Jarvis is an open-source voice-controlled virtual assistant which can be modified, although it does require a complex set-up. Amazon has made its Alexa Voice Services available for developers to use, and while this option is more limited, it is easier to set up.

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Robots

The Pi can be a great tool for learning about robotics and controlling hardware with code. From single robot arms to fully-functional vehicles, there are many tutorials on the subject available online. The free MagPi magazine[2] regularly includes tutorials about building your own robot and interfacing with hardware using Python.

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Pi Drone

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can build a remote-controlled drone using a Raspberry Pi. While the Pi Zero may be better suited to a DIY drone build, it is still possible with bigger boards like the Pi 3 Model B. Hackers can easily get their Pi in the sky using solutions like Erle Robotics’ PXFMini[3] daughter-board and code.

The Pi also allows for a camera to be connected, meaning you can set your drone to broadcast video to a controlling device.
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Smart Mirror

It does require more resources to set up than most small projects, but many Raspberry Pi owners have used their device to create smart mirrors. A smart mirror allows you to access a number of functions projected onto a standard mirrored surface and can be a great way to inject a smart device into your daily life.

Smart Mirror projects and guides are available on platforms like GitHub[4].
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Home theatre PC

A simple but useful project for beginners is turning a Raspberry Pi into a home theatre PC[5]. This allows you to create an always-on, low-power entertainment solution with Internet connectivity and endless customisation options.

You can use your Pi home theatre to watch YouTube videos, Twitch streams, read the news, and much more.

This is an easy and rewarding project which requires the installation and set-up of Kodi.

Kodi Main 2


Now read: I built a voice-controlled Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi[6]

References

  1. ^ build your own home assistant (mybroadband.co.za)
  2. ^ MagPi magazine (www.raspberrypi.org)
  3. ^ PXFMini (erlerobotics.com)
  4. ^ GitHub (github.com)
  5. ^ Raspberry Pi into a home theatre PC (mybroadband.co.za)
  6. ^ I built a voice-controlled Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi (mybroadband.co.za)