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I've been reading and looking at these for a bit now, thought I might pick one up and play with some. Anyone seen any with smaller ports, i.e. micro usb rather than usb etc. I've been looking through some of the US based distributers and they all look to be the same big old fashioned connections.
Yes, I know trvial requirement but I like to standardize and everything I have is small.
It would be simpler and less hassle to get the full board and add the specialized USB hub or adapter for plug. If you use the Pi locally then a USB keyboard/mouse with monitor should be used or use 'ssh' into Pi via Ethernet.
Mini-A or Mini-B adapters are available to adapt to Micro USB. Mini or Micro USB identifies the type of connectors.
Personally, I would not hack a Pi board but use adapters for specialized port connectors.
The Raspberry Pi board has one micro-USB port, which is used for connecting a power adapter (typically a smartphone power adapter will do just fine). There is a standard USB connector (i.e. a big one) for connecting peripherals such as external storage, keyboard, wireless dongle etc. But if you want to use anything which draws power from the Raspberry Pi through the USB connector it is near mandatory to use a powered USB hub. The Raspberry Pi will crash if too much power is drawn (I could not use a USB-connected keyboard while at the same time writing to the SD card for instance).
What I was wanting to do is shrink the size. I used to mess around with wearables so I like to keep things as small as possible, thinking of reviving a couple old projects. I'm not wanting to run anything off of the USB just wanting to see if there is a board that doesn't have some of the big ports. I suppose I can always desolder them but thought I'd see if there are any models available first as I didn't seem to find any.
Wow, I feel honored to have AlienBob reply to my post.