$5 Raspberry Pi

It can’t get better than this if you want a handy computer to hack around with hobby projects and in turn learn a few things that you haven’t done before. Couple of hours back Raspberry team has released a  Four Pound computer, details here :

Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer


Features :

  • A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
    • 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
  • 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
    • Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
  • An unpopulated composite video header
  • Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.

Magpi magazine is planning to give this free with December Magazine, wow gone are days when you get Floppy/CD/DVD free with tech magazines!.

I guess it may take some time to reach India!. Comment on what’s your ideas with these devices?


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