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Raspberry Pi Zero – $5 Computer

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Posted November 26, 2015

Raspberry Pi Zero is a very capable tiny PC with a size of 65 x 30 x 5mm, which costs just $5. It features:

  • A Broadcom 1GHz ARM11 core processor
  • 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
  • An unpopulated composite video header

That Broadcom processor is 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi 1. Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation started working on the Zero at the beginning of 2015. Although a $25-$35 price point still forms a high barrier to entry for some people. The Foundation is trying to remove this barrier worldwide and to help these people take the plunge.

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It is available in the UK at element14, The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center.

 

Source: raspberrypi.org

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