The Raspberry Pi has long been one of the best credit card sized computers, but today a new version is available that comes in at about the size of a stick of gum. Plus, it’s only $19.38. Image courtesy of The Raspberry Pi Foundation.
The Raspberry Pi Zero is obviously less powerful than the Raspberry Pi 2, but that’s made up for in the price. Still, it’s pretty powerful all things considered. Here’s what’s packed inside the 65mm x 30mm board:
- BCM2835 chip (same as Pi 1) but up-clocked to 1GHz
- 512MB of RAM
- Micro-USB for data
- Micro-USB for power
- Unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector (same pinout as A+/B+/2B)
In the US, the Raspberry Pi Zero available for $US5 ($7) or included free with this month’s copy of MagPi. It’s a bit pricier for Australians, who can order it for $19.38 from element14 if for business use, or $25 from Pi Australia.