New Raspberry Pi Hits The Market For Just $5!

Early Thanksgiving morning, the Raspberry Pi foundation announced the launch of the worlds cheapest single-board computer, the new Raspberry Pi Zero. Retailing at an MSRP of just $5USD the new Raspberry Pi Zero is poised to become the most popular ARM-Linux development board ever! In a press release the Raspberry Pi foundation had the following to say about the new Zero: "Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose to get involved...Today, [We are] pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:"

  • 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

"Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. It is available today in the UK from our friends at The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center."

 

Introducing PIZERO from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.

Stay tuned in the coming days for a full overview, review, and project featuring the new Raspberry Pi Zero. I have several on the way, and have just ordered parts for a quick and easy project! 

 

 

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