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