When Raspberry Pi announced, that they will release a $5 computer, Raspberry Pi Zero, I couldn’t believe my eyes. How would they cover the costs of making this mini PC? But hey, I’m not an economist, so they just released it.
With self-reported sales of 250,000 Pi boards per month, adding the Pi Zero to the lineup will only increase the Raspberry Pi foundation’s popularity.
The Raspberry Pi Zero is very small, just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm, but it comes with endless possibilities for everyone from programmers looking to create fun new projects to students learning about programming.
The hardware is awesome for the price. The Raspberry Pi Zero comes with a 1Ghz chip, a micro SC slot and micro USB ports for data and power which allows users to connect to the Internet with a WiFi dongle.
The board runs Raspbian, and but you can use applications like Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi or even your own applications if you want.
With some imagination the possibilities for creating something cool and useful are endless with Raspberry Pi Zero, the computer also comes with a mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output. For example, someone could take an old television or monitor and with Raspberry Pi Zero, turn it into a fully functioning computer.
See all features of Raspberry Pi in this list:
- 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
- Smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
Since the release of the Raspberry Pi, it has become the defacto tiny Linux computer. Now we could have this computer in our pockets easily and almost free(5 dollars).
See this video to learn more about Raspberry Pi Zero: