Raspberry Pi Zero lets you get started with the platform for just $5
The latest addition to the Raspberry Pi family is here, and it costs just $5. Dubbed the Raspberry Pi Zero, the board is the smallest conceived by Raspberry, coming in at 65 x 30 x 5mm.
Here's what you get for putting down $5:
- A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
- 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
- 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
- A micro-SD card slot
- A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
- Micro-USB sockets for data and power
- An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
- Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
- An unpopulated composite video header
- Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
The Pi Zero runs Raspbian along with popular applications such as Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. However, as it does not run the same chip as the Pi 2, you won't be able to run Windows 10 IoT.
The board is already sold out at element14 and Adafruit, although you can pick it up from other retailers listed below. Raspberry has also mentioned that the Pi Zero will also be given away for free with the December issue of MagPi.
- Buy Raspberry Pi Zero from ThePiHut (£4)
- Buy Raspberry Pi Zero from Pimoroni (£4)
- Buy Raspberry Pi Zero starter kit from Adafruit ($29.95)
Source: Raspberry Pi; Via: Neowin
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All flavored with the power of C# (async, linq).
Many companies are ready to use w10t cause it dramatically lows down classic firmware development time = costs
I think I'll pick up a Pi 2 as well - I just bought this since it was £4, and at that price you can't really go wrong as something to get introduced to it