Raspberry Pi Zero W : Now with WiFi and Bluetooth

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Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 computer you can buy right now and put it in all kinds projects, but to get it connect with WiFi or Bluetooth you end up spending around $20 to $30 on WiFi cables and Dongles, if wireless connectivity is really important to your project you would rather prefer buying a full sized Pi, util now. Today on the 5th anniversary of Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Zero W has arrived and it changes everything!







The Pi Zero W uses the same 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity as in Raspberry Pi 3 model B, but in a really small form of the Pi Zero, and only for extra $5! This makes Raspberry Pi W smallest computer with WiFi you have ever seen!

“We imagine you’ll find all sorts of uses for Zero W. It makes a better general-purpose computer because you’re less likely to need a hub: if you’re using Bluetooth peripherals you might well end up with nothing at all plugged into the USB port. And of course it’s a great platform for experimenting with IoT applications.” says Eben Upton (founder Raspberry Pi).

Key Specs of Raspberry Pi Zero W :

  • 1GHz, single-core CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Micro-USB On-The-Go port
  • Micro-USB power
  • HAT-compatible 40-pin header
  • Composite video and reset headers
  • CSI camera connector
  • 802.11n wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.0

It also comes with new cases, with three interchangeable lids:

  • A blank one
  • One with an aperture to let you access the GPIOs
  • One with an aperture and mounting point for a camera

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