The Pi Zero USB Stem is a PCB kit that turns a Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB dongle. Once the Stem is installed, your Raspberry Pi can be plugged directly into a computer or USB hub without any additional cables or power supplies. The Raspberry Pi then acts as a USB device using its own Linux kernel gadget drivers to get started.
The Zero Stem is designed to be soldered directly to the USB SMD test pads on the bottom of the Raspberry Pi Zero, needing no wires or pogo pins at all, just solder and a soldering iron! Attaching the stem to your Pi also allows you to create a portable VNC server, or even cluster several Raspberry Pi Zeros with just a USB hub.
The Zero Stem is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 and the Raspberry Pi Zero W v1.1, but unfortunately it is not compatible with the Raspberry Pi Zero v1.2 or any full-size Raspberry Pi due to their shapes and sizes.
**Note:** In order for your Pi Zero to function as a USB device with this Stem, you will need to configure it to act as one. You will be able to find these instructions in the Documentations tab under “[How to OTG Fast](https://gist.github.com/gbaman/975e2db164b3ca2b51ae11e45e8fd40a)”.
* 1x Pi Zero USB Stem
* 1x USB Connector
* 2x Nylon Bolt
* 2x Nylon Screw
* [Assembly Instructions](https://zerostem.io/installation/)
* [How to OTG Fast](https://gist.github.com/gbaman/975e2db164b3ca2b51ae11e45e8fd40a)
* [How to Solder – Castellated Mounting Holes](https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-solder—castellated-mounting-holes)
* [Raspberry Pi Resource Page](https://www.sparkfun.com/raspberry_pi)