Pi Zero

The Pi Zero is a further cut down version of the Raspberry Pi, as detailed in the Raspberry Pi Blog post.

If you get the Mag Pi (issue 40) then you get a Free Pi zero with this. I am really suprised that these have not flown off the shelf, but not surprised when there are still people out there who have never even heard of Raspberry Pi, so their loss.

As per Raspberry Pi website the spec is as follows

  • 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

I need to see if I can find the right leads for this mainly a micro HDMI to HDMI connector, I also need some more USB hubs, both for home and the Pi jam. as well as a Micro to USB cable. But all in good time. At £5 for the actual board, then you should be able to get one.

Mod my Pi have a kit with :

  • Raspberry Pi Zero Board
  • 1 x Mini-HDMI to HDMI Adaptor
  • 1 x Micro USB B to USB A Adaptor
  • 1 x 2×20 0.1″ Male GPIO Header

For £12.99


The lower price also put the Pi zero is the same price range as the Arduino Nano Clones, which has the advantage then as you can build projects that use both a Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

Hopefully we can take a look at this at the Exeter Pi jam and also at the Torbay Tech jam.

If you want to give your children a real head start with the New IT Curriculum. This Raspberry Pi is a good starting point, the Pi Zero is also for the hackers out there to build cool projects.

Ask your teacher for more information & come to the next Tech jam (12th December) to hopefully find out more, or just perhaps to have a go at Hour of code.