Comment X1CH Re: Honestly...


New Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer


Honestly... (Score: 1, Informative)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-12-01 19:46 (#WB0C) seems like the C.H.I.P. is a much better buy.

Re: Honestly... (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2015-12-01 20:23 (#WB4E)

The lack of HDMI and SD seems like a big oversight, while being twice the price. WiFi is a nice addition, if you need it for your project, and don't need HDMI or SD.

Re: Honestly... (Score: 1)

by on 2015-12-08 13:57 (#X1CH)

Not using SD is hardly a fault. It uses built-in eMMC flash, just like every cellphone and tablet.

HDMI on something like this would be just brain dead. You debug something like this over a serial wire. I always thought micro HDMI on the Beaglebone was a crazy waste. Thankfully they have corrected that on the Beaglebone Green. In the case of something as powerful as the Beaglebone, you just run SSH over ethernet for debugging, and it has a header to attach an FTDI cable if you want to go lower than that.

If you want HDMI for some project, you just use a Raspberry Pi 2 B. That one is already almost free, and not much bigger.

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