The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced the launch of a new Raspberry Pi mini PC to their range of hardware with the launch of the new Raspberry Pi Zero which has been priced at $5 or £4.
The new tiny piece of hardware measures just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm and offers the smallest form factor of any Raspberry Pi yet it still compatible with existing HAT addons and is equipped with an unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector.
Features of the Raspberry Pi Zero include :
– 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
Watch the video below to learn more about the latest addition to the Raspberry Pi range of mini PCs. The Raspberry Pi Zero is now available to either purchase separately or as part of a starter kit which provides all the cables and fittings you require to get up and running. Although due to the huge launch rush today stocks are already limited. If you found this article interesting you might also be interested in this list of awesome Raspberry Pi Zero projects we have put together.
Raspberry Pi Zero is an ultra-low-cost variant of the original Raspberry Pi ideal for prototyping and embedding into projects! You will need a mini-HDMI adaptor to use the Raspberry Pi Zero with a normal HDMI display (like a TV or monitor). We sell a Raspberry Pi Zero kit with adaptors here. You will need a micro-B USB to female USB A cable to use normal USB devices with the Raspberry Pi Zero.