Surprisingly, today, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched Raspberry Pi Zero. It ‘still a board, but with the same specifications as the original Raspberry Pi and a price practically negligible. £ 4 ($ 5 or almost 6 Euros if you prefer) and is already on sale at the usual retailers authorized UK and USA including element14 Pimoroni, The Pi Hut, Adafruit, Micro Center, and others, in limited quantities for the time being and as long as the production not reach a good rhythm. Indeed, some may receive it free with a copy of the December (40) The MagPi, the magazine dedicated to the Raspberry Pi, already on newsstands in the UK. But what do we know of Raspberry Pi Zero?
The new board was born from a need: save, even in the world of developers. Raspberry Pi Model B and his successors have dev-board for everyone, with prices ranging from 20 to 35 dollars. Since 2012, millions of users have used a Raspberry Pi to make the first steps in programming, but the goal of the Foundation is to reach those who can not afford certain costs. Raspberry Pi Zero, then, is for users who want to try their hand with “development” on the cheap.
The new board is made in Wales and, in 65 x 30 x 5 mm, integrates a Broadcom BCM2835 processor (ARM11) 1GHz, 40% faster than the Raspberry Pi, with VideoCore IV GPU, 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM and a slot for microSD cards (sold separately). On board, there is a mini-HDMI port for video 1080p60, microUSB port for data and power, a header 40-pin GPIO for expansions. Raspberry Pi Zero is compatible with the software of Raspberry Pi Model B / B + and A +, and will work with other Linux distributions Raspbian and customized.