Pipe W0A4 New Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

New Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

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The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Today, I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is 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 The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center. We’ve built several tens of thousands of units so far, and are building more, but we expect demand to outstrip supply for the next little while.

You'll need a mini-HDMI and a micro-USB adapter/cable

Happy hacking!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/

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2015-12-01 14:44
New Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer
evilviper@pipedot.org
The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Today, I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is 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 The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center. We’ve built several tens of thousands of units so far, and are building more, but we expect demand to outstrip supply for the next little while.

You'll need a mini-HDMI and a micro-USB adapter/cable

Happy hacking!

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/
Reply 7 comments

Second (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-11-28 09:40 (#W0A5)

Janjes beat me to it... I didn't look at the pipe before submitting. But hey, mine is better, anyhow.

Re: Second (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-11-28 10:47 (#W0DZ)

The pipe is not so dry anymore...

Re: Second (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-11-28 12:40 (#W0NC)

Now we have stories in the pipe, but sadly lack any interested readers to come by and vote on them. Maybe site changes will help, or maybe there just aren't enough people who care about this place at all to keep it afloat.

Re: Second (Score: 1)

by pete@pipedot.org on 2015-11-28 13:01 (#W0PF)

I think lack of votes is in part due to the content of the pipe; alot of recent posts don't interest me, but not to the point of voting down either. In the past the pipe has been quite a bit more active (vote-wise), but now that the pipe is filling up, it has the wall-of-text feel, i think its easy to become disinterested and drift away.

That said, I feel its important for there to be an indicator on the homepage as to how many stories are currently in the pipe. Talk of a notification system makes me believe this will be an eventuality.

Re: Second (Score: 1)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2015-11-28 15:35 (#W10J)

Actually, there was also a dearth of votes on the pipe for weeks and weeks before janjes dropped-in, when there were just a few stories here.

Re: Second (Score: 1)

by pete@pipedot.org on 2015-11-28 17:40 (#W19W)

My mistake. It must just be the lack of visibility of the pipe, combined with the occasional lull in stories. I'd like to find a way to encourage the broader readership to be involved in their content.

Had another idea, i'll drop it in the recent suggestions story.

Re: Second (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-11-28 10:50 (#W0EE)

Anything is better than a youtube link