Introducing… The Pi Zero
The Raspberry Pi Foundation just launched the Raspberry Pi Zero, their newest Raspberry Pi board….and it looks fantastic! It’s the perfect board for hobbyists, makers and engineers, particularly where size and low power is important. It has been just under three months since the last Raspberry Pi Foundation hardware release, the Raspberry Pi Display, and just under 10 months from the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
- A single-core BCM2835 processor, which can now be over-clocked to 1GHz
- 512MB onboard RAM with Micro SD port for storage
- 1 Micro USB data port for linking to accessories.
- Interestingly, the 40 pin GPIO is unpopulated, allowing you to use only essential connections for whatever project you are making.
- Pi Zero supports full HD 1080P output via Mini HDMI or using RCA composite video output.
- Power rating of just 160mA even when connected to a 1080P display, making this the most efficient Raspberry Pi to date.
- Micro USB power source
Win a Pi Zero!
You may already know that on Tuesday we launched a Black Friday Piday Competition giving people the chance to win a variety of gifts.
- Top Prize – Raspberry Pi Starter Kit (including RasPi 2 Model B, Raspberry Pi Zero, Short Crust Plus case, 8GB Class 10 microSD card, WiFi dongle, HDMI cable, power supply)
- Second Prize – Pi Supply Switch, Fish Dish and Pi Crust
- Third Prize – Fish Dish and Pi Crust
- Fourth Prize – Pi Crust
However, we’ve decided to upgrade the competition so you can now win a Pi Zero as part of the Raspberry Pi starter kit pack!
The best part about this competition: For every friend you refer to the competition you gain an additional 3 entries for yourself, giving you a better chance of winning! Start sharing and increase your chances!
More competitions are coming!
We’re also going to be running some competitions with Pi Zero boards over the coming weeks. So keep your eyes peeled for this by following us on Twitter: @PiSupply
Also, we’d be keen to hear any project ideas you have for this new Pi board – so leave your comments below!