Programmable USB Hub

by Capable Robot Components

A USB hub with per-port power and data disconnects + dev board + I2C, GPIO, and SPI bridges

Jul 12, 2019

Design Evolution of the Programmable USB Hub

Today's update is going to be a dive into the design progression and evolution of the Programmable USB Hub. Note, I didn't start out with the aim of creating a product which smashes together a USB Hub, Power Supply, Development Board, and IO expander -- my aim was simply to create a product which provided more monitoring and control of USB devices. Read the full update.


Jul 01, 2019

USB Hub Control Jupyter Notebooks

First, it's incredibly exciting to see the enthusiasm for the Hub here on Crowd Supply and at the 2019 Teardown Conference last weekend. During the conference I did a presentation on how I've used Jupyter Notebooks to aid the electrical design and testing of this product. Read the full update.


Jun 23, 2019

Campaign is Live!

The Programmable USB Hub campaign is now live! It's a USB hub that's also a dev board and an I2C, GPIO, and SPI bridge. We're also at Teardown 2019 in Portland - come say hi! Read the full update.


$13,368 raised

of $10,000 goal

133% Funded!

Pledge Now

$140

Programmable USB Hub PCB (unhoused)

The Programmable USB Hub PCBA, assembled but un-housed.


$180

Programmable USB Hub

Programmable USB Hub PCBA, with a custom metal enclosure, light pipes, and rubber feet.


$220

Programmable USB Hub Kit

Programmable USB Hub PCBA, with a custom metal enclosure, light pipes, and rubber feet. Also includes a power supply, Aux cable, I2C cable, and USB cable.


$12

Rubber Bumpers


$12

Mounting Flanges


$200

Early Bird - Programmable USB Hub Kit

Early Bird pricing and limited availability! Includes one Programmable USB Hub PCBA, with a custom metal enclosure, light pipes, and rubber feet. Also includes a 24 volt power supply, Aux cable, I2C cable, and USB cable.

Credits

Capable Robot Components

Capable Robot Components enables rapid development of autonomous robots by providing technological building blocks to system integrators. Right now, integrators have to develop things they would rather purchase because the right robot-first products don't currently exist. CRC provides proven products which are domain-agnostic, but configurable and adaptable to the integrator's market needs. This allows autonomous system developers to spend more time and effort on domain-specific engineering and testing.


Chris Osterwood

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