Students, makers and developers but are looking to get started using the newly announced Raspberry Pi Zero mini PC that was unveiled earlier today by the Raspberry Pi foundation.
Maybe interested in a new Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Pack that contains everything you need in the way of connection cables and hardware to start creating projects using the new palm sized $5 mini PC.
Included in the Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Pack is :
- Raspberry Pi Zero – the type of low cost game-changing product Raspberry Pi’s known for – a super light, super lean microcomputer
- 8GB Class 10 SD Card – A SD card that’s perfect for burning Raspbian Jessie for the Pi Zero
- Mini HDMI to HDMI Adapter – Will let you convert the little port on the Zero to a standard sized HDMI jack. You can get 1080P HDMI video + audio out of this little computer!
- USB OTG Cable – Lets you plug in a normal USB device such as WiFi dongle, USB hub, keyboard, mouse, etc into the Zero.
- 5V 1A Power Supply & USB A/Micro B Cable – the best way to power up your Pi Zero with a stable 5V power supply that wont vary or sag.
- Assembled Pi T-Cobbler Plus – Solder in the classic 2×20 male header & connect your GPIO cable, and breakout all that tasty power onto a solderless breadboard.
- 2×20 Male Header – Solder this in to plug in Pi HATs, GPIO cables, etc as you would into a normal Pi.
- 2×20 Female Header – This one’s neat – if you solder on a 2×20 female header ‘upside down’ you can plug the Pi right into the T-Cobbler in an adorable fashion! No GPIO cable required
- 2×20 Female Header (right angle) – Kinda like the above but the Pi sticks right up.
- WiFi dongle – this chipset is the most common one used for the Raspberry Pi, works great! The best way to get your Pi Zero hooked up to the internet to start IoTing
- USB Console cable – if you’re not going to stick an HDMI monitor on there, then this is essential, you connect the wires to the GPIO pins and log in over a serial console. Its the easiest & fastest way to get on your Pi
The Raspberry Pi Zero Starter Pack is now available to purchase via the Adafruit website priced at $59.95 and includes everything you need to get going programming on your Pi Zero mini PC. More accessories are also available via the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website, although Raspberry Pi Zero boards are already out of stock, but you can leave your email address to be notified when more are available.
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