Programmable USB Hub

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

Feb 04, 2020

Production Complete

Campaign production is complete! All campaign orders shipped to Crowd Supply last week, while pre-orders are shipping this week. You should be receiving your Programmable USB Hub ahead of schedule! You’ll receive a tracking number by email when your order ships, and you can double-check your shipping address in your Crowd Supply account.

Thank you again for your order, and we look forward to seeing the Programmable USB Hub out in the wild!

Production & Testing

This is how the assembly and testing bench looked mid-production:

Testing & Assembly Bench

Each Programmable USB Hub goes through the following set of tests:

It turned out the code that runs all of these tests is larger than the combination of the Programmable USB Hub Host Driver & Device Firmware.

The programming & test fixture consists of:

Host Side Driver

Also, the Host Side Driver is now available thru PyPi.

This means that driver installation is as simple as:

pip install capablerobot_usbhub

The command-line tool (usbhub) allows you to:

Both the tool & included Python library fully support multiple Hubs attached to your computer via serial-number-based addressing (Hub enumeration order is ignored).

Note that the host-side driver is entirely optional. Your Hub will function as a 4-port USB Hub and as a USB-to-UART converter without any drivers.

Thanks!

Thanks to each and every one of you who has helped us get here! Without your support, the Programmable USB Hub would not have become a reality, and we are so grateful!


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