Hey ma, look, a computer for $5


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Raspberry Pi Zero

Ever since it launched way back in 2012, Raspberry Pi Model B & its successors have revolutionized programmable computing. Anyone with US $20-35 to spare could buy this tiny PC.

Well, today, those guys have taken 1 more step – launching the Raspberry Pi Zero. And, hold your breath, this ‘Made in Wales’ PC comes with a price tag of $5.

Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:

  • 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

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian & all fav applications, including Scratch, Minecraft & Sonic Pi.

It is available today in the UK at element14, The Pi Hut & Pimoroni, & in the US from Adafruit & in-store at the local branch of Micro Center.

 

 

 Image Credit: Raspberry Pi Zero

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