Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Of all the things we do at Raspberry Pi, driving down the cost of computer hardware remains one of the most important. Even in the developed world, a programmable computer is a luxury item for a lot of people, and every extra dollar that we ask someone to spend decreases the chance that they’ll choose to get involved.

The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.

Four fathers!?!??

Four fathers!?!??

Today, I’m pleased to be able to announce the immediate availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:

  • 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. It is available today in the UK from our friends at The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center. We’ve built several tens of thousands of units so far, and are building more, but we expect demand to outstrip supply for the next little while.

One more thing: because the only thing better than a $5 computer is a free computer, we are giving away a free Raspberry Pi Zero on the front of each copy of the December issue of The MagPi, which arrives in UK stores today. Russell, Rob and the team have been killing themselves putting this together, and we’re very pleased with how it’s turned out. The issue is jam-packed with everything you need to know about Zero, including a heap of project ideas, and an interview with Mike Stimson, who designed the board.

MagPi #40 in all its glory

MagPi #40 in all its glory

If you’re looking for cables to go with your free Zero, head over to the newly revamped Swag Store, where we’re offering a bundle comprising a mini-HDMI and a micro-USB adapter for just £4, or alternatively subscribe and we’ll send you them for free.

cablebundle

Happy hacking!​

898 comments

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Simply awesome news! I had a look at the brand new Raspberry Pi Zero in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg&feature=youtu.be&a Watch for a full tour!

Matt

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$5 in England….

In North America, it’s $30.. Gotta love that 400% markup on things.

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It is $5 here in the US, not $30. The PI Model 2 is $30.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/457746/Raspberry_Pi_Zero

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good luck finding one for $5 for just the board. newark wants $23, microcenter will only sell you one for $5. adafruit’s “budget pack” is $30 filled with parts any pi owner already has.

i want a reseller to sell them for a reasonable price, $5 plus a nominal shipping fee (stuff it in a bubble envelope and postage).

nice $5 computer in theory, but certainly not in practice.

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not sure why their website stated the 2+ at $9 but when I checked my local microcenter i had the clerk run thru the price for buying multiples and whether he scanned 1,2, 3 or more at once each was only $5+local sales tax. reserving would only let you reserve one but in person in the store (the one i checked myself and others i heard about anecdotally) would let you buy multiples. So as far as I am concerned (before they sold out) the PiZero is definitely a $5 computer at microcenter at least

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Come on… it’s the FIRST batch and it’s right before holiday time. When I got my first Raspberry Pi, it was in the first batch that sold out within HOURS and everyone else had to wait forever (and complain).

YES, they are $5. YES, they’re sold out. YES, Adafruit isn’t selling bare boards (yet, and might not ever if the markup is too slim). When stock re-appears you will get your $5 version. Just not in time to make PiPlay throwies/gifts this year…

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Adafruit have been selling bare boards (another 64 went on their site and vanished within about ninety seconds – before I had time to tweet about it from the Raspberry Pi account – a couple of days ago) and will be again when they get stock; what you’re seeing is that they’ve chosen to reserve some of their stock to bundle as well, and those bundles are not selling as quickly as the bare boards.

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pi zero at Adafruit http://www.adafruit.com/products/2885
looks like it’s 5.00 to me. There is also a 29 budget pack. But neither of these are in stock yet.

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I’m not sure why. I went yesterday to the local Microcenter here in St Louis Mo and I was able to purchase two for a total of $10.96. Then went to a local electronic store and purchased my HDMI and USB adapters for less then $ 8.

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Kind of hard to take a complaint about localized pricing from an American seriously, basically everything else is priced in your favor.

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Maybe you should spend less time playing with your Raspberry and understand basic economics and the market Place. This is a $5 dollar computer, What microcenter chooses to bundle it with or The post office decides to charge for shipping is out of the hands of Raspberry. If you truly want it for $5, then go to Wales and buy one. Other then that, live with the rest of the world that understands the cost of doing business (i.e. Margins, fuel, shipping, warehouses, labor, etc….). THANNK YOU RASPBERRY for making a very affordable computer for the next generation of kids to learn on. Granted some of them need to go back to school :)

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It’s just supply&demand at this point – with the very limited release there is more demand, so people will pay more. It will drop to the advertised $5 eventually, once the supply recovers.

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Very helpful!

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i cant get my hands on one of these things there suppose to be so damn cheep i want to build robots with them because there pretty much as cheap as the arduous now 5.00 (from china arduous)
i need help get me one.

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Micro Center is in store pickup only. The nearest one to me is 98 miles away and they are sold out…

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The nearest one to me is one miles away…

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The nearest one to me is one miles away… so…

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No kidding.

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At microcenter.com/product/457746/Raspberry_Pi_Zero
-> 0 in Stock !

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-The Raspberri Pi Zero is only $5.00 if you buy it at the Micro Center store, but you have to be near a store to do it as they don’t sell it online.

-If you buy it from Adafruit the shipping is $10, so now your Pi Zero is $15.00; three times the price it is supposed to be.

-The pi hut and pimoroni.com never have it in stock, unless you buy a kit (which is more than $5.00).

Ultimately I think the Pi Zero is a failure, there is a lot of hype about it but unless you live in a few very specific places in the US, you are never going to get it for $5.00.

I give raspberry pi an A for effort, but the Pi Zero has FAILED to deliver a cheap, small embedded computer system to the world. I am sorry but you guys did not meet your objective in this project. Unless you can produce a LOT more of these, most people will never be able to get one without paying more than $5, and at that point I would just buy a different embedded computer system, a different Raspberri pi or one of the TI boards, that $5 is the key feature of the zero pi but it is a theoretical-only feature.

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Are you serious? I hear some pretty stupid FWP’s (First World Problems) from people, but I think this has got to go up in the FWP Hall of fame.

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No. It’s $5 in the US, which is about £3.30. It’s £4 in the UK, which is about $6. Pi Zero ≠ Pi 2.

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Not true, Micro Center has it for $5

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Like any good “dealer” ;-) MicroCenter is selling the FIRST one for $5. Two or more are $10 each. But they’re out of stock anyway, so the point is kind of moot…

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You just need to give it a little time. There isn’t enough of a supply right now so prices are pushed up.

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@Kelly

No love for people who don’t bother to read what they are responding to.

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Give ‘im a break… not like he’d ever be able to use one anyways. He’s just here to read some news and troll.

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Rethinking my project;
I’ll buy Rasp Pi model B+ for much much less than a Pi Zero. I wanted to do a diversity receiver project using ADS-B dongles running ethernet cable(powered) connected to what was supposed to be $5 computers. ADS-B Dongle, computer and antenna would be put on roof with only ethernet cable coming down to server that would act as a diversity radio receiver. US authorized outlet Micro Center has limit of 1 per customer, AND only in store sale, no web sales, no mail sales!
Worst of human greed shown by so many Pi Zero sellers.

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You mean 600% markup? Wow. Not only did you look up the price for the wrong board, but you also can’t do basic math… Let’s hope you keep the calculator installed in Raspbian. :)

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Actually James, it’s a 500% markup. The claimed price is 600% of the advertised price, which makes the markup 500%. 100% markup is double the price, 200% markup is three times the price… 500% markup is six times the price. Get it?

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It’s $20 here in Australia

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hi there im in Australia where can i get one and which is the best?

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It’s actually $5 in the US, too

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30 / 5 = 6

6 = 600%

Go to 5th grade!

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He’s right.
You’re wrong.

The magic word is “markup”. Look it up.

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@Cat Meow Meow, at 0% markup it would be $5.00 at a 100% it would be $10.00, ect., ect. It is simple math and word recognition any 5th grader could do, at least in the 70’s.

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You mean it’s $5 in America and about £2/3 in England

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that would be a 600% markup

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It is a shame this needs to be done

$5 0% Markup
$10 100% Markup
$15 200% Markup
$20 300% Markup
$25 400% Markup
$30 500% Markup
$35 600% Markup
$40 700% Markup

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I cant stand it

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I wish I could buy one! can anyone donate it to me I cant afford and its not available in my area.please

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Why? Silly design. Why was a wifi chip not added to board? Who would ever use this without a wifi dongle? too much clutter with cables and adapters. i have some powered iot projects where this would have been an alternative to an arduino esp8266 board. what a shame…

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There may be some situations (e.g. an embedded project) that doesn’t need internet connectivity, but does require a GUI and extra processing power. Of for another example one used by schools for training Python programming or using as a word processor but without having to buy PCs for the purpose. Better still, giving a Zero to each student for working on and storing their projects. I can see your point though, what with the cost of WiFi chips being negligible, it would only add a few dollars to the price. I guess the idea was to make it below the magic $5 value.

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LOL, I’m working on a project right now where we are deploying lots of Pi’s in our customers environment. ALL connected by POE. WiFi has lots of problems; unsecure, jammable, and the huge issue of everyone and everything trying to use it.

That being said I really do wish that the OS (raspbian or any of the others) would have more robust network development. Every damn time i sit down to play with it I’m always having to configure something related to network connectivity, LAN and or WAN. Yes, in many cases my issues would be solved by using their dongle but I dont want to to be vendor locked like that.

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I have done dozens of projects, most of which did not use wifi. You will not find another 5 dollar board that can do what this one can do. Just be appreciate what it is and what it can do for the price.

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These are an amazing idea! I am a teacher and do not have computers in my classroom, such a shame in this day and age. Although I do have iPads, these would be a great addition for my students. Unfortunately, they are all sold out everywhere! Will keep checking. Thank you for the innovation!

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And once again you are amazing. Great job!

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Holy smoking madness.
Not 1st April. Check

This is amazing

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OMG OMG OMG! Awesome!!!

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Raspberry Pi new products are SO good they make me think it’s an April fool. Too good to be true. Well done The Foundation! I will be putting in an order for several – are they going to be available in China through EGOMAN in due course?

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We’re expecting element14 to make them available in China, but not immediately.

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Element14 is selling Pi Zero for INR 1123 in India. It’s more than $15 USD. This is outrageous :(

Pi 2 sells for about $45 (INR 3050)!!

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Due to the current Rupee/Dollar conversion it is the correct price. Please calculate the price after taxes and see they are actually selling it a lil lower. Kudos Element14.

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current price $5.
USD value let’s day Rs 68
so cost is Rs 340 only. Difference 1123 – 340 = Rs 783 Don;t think shipping + taxes will be twice the actual cost.

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Please check your calculations: 1123 INR = 16.804 USD as of now. Element14 gets zero kudos

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congratulation .
this is very nice.

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Another incredible piece of hardware at a breathtaking price.

Amazing!

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Amazing – not only a $5 computer, but you can get it for free with a magazine. I keep pinching myself to make sure I’ve actually woken up this morning.

It’s not even 1st April!

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too bad, it’s not free for MagPi online subscriptions also :)

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It is. If you’ve got a MagPi coming in the post, it’ll have a Zero on the front. (And if you subscribe today, you can opt to get this month’s issue.)

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That’s what he’s saying, it’s not free for readers who have subscribed to the digital edition

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What about those who subscribe via the Android app? Will we be able to claim one?

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Afraid it’s physical copy only.

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Come on peoples…it’s $5.00! I’d be happy to pay $10.00 and donate one to a kid.

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Amazing! They keep surprising us.

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element14 not sell it in the US? I’m unable to purchase anything from Adafruit due to them blacklisting shipping addresses.

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Yeah! Pi-hut is selling black-listing on ebay.
But no available in US/CANADA

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Newwark/Element14 has them listed on their site for $23.17. What’s up with that?

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In the USA, Adafruit.com and Microcenter.com are carrying the Pi zero. My local Microcenter (Boston/Cambridge) claims to have at least 10 in stock.

Adafruit is also selling the Zero in budget/starter packs, and has a protector case.

Since today (November 26) is a USA holiday (Thanksgiving) there might be a delay before other USA distributors come on line.

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The MagPi arrives in the US three weeks after the UK publication date – you’ll be able to pick up copies with the free Pi Zero on the front in Barnes & Noble and in Microcenter.

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I checked MULTIPLE locations in London today and they didn’t have issue #40 anywhere. It wasn’t sold out, it just never got there in the first place. Why is that?

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Liz, have they found an Australia publisher for the MagPi? I can tell you they would sell a thousand or more here easily.

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Does the MagPi is available in France?

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Does it decode video on the hardware level?

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It’s the same BCM2835 as in the first RPi models, so yes, it’ll decode video in hardware.

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WHEEEEE!!! LET THE HACKING BEGIN!!! FINALLY, A WAY TO MAKE A REAL PI TABLET AND ULTRA-THIN LAP-PI WITHOUT NASTY CE/FCC EMI CERTIFICATION!!!

DID HE SAY FIVE DOLLARS? AS IN CINCO SAMOLIANS?? AS IN A PENTABUCK???

YES, YES HE DID!!!

I’M GOING TO ORDER A HUNDRED OF THESE JUST SO THAT OUR JAMMERS CAN HAVE SOME AT A SPECIAL JAM!

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THESE ON BALLOONS AND ROCKETS GALORE – Not sure how the camera modules will be integrated as there is no CSI nor DSI ports, but the Adafruit Kippah provides a way to get 1080p60 native to an LCD panel via almost all of the GPIO pins. Perhaps something similar can be done for the camera modules.

STUFF YOUR STOCKINGS, STUFF YOUR WALLETS, STUFF YOUR STUFFING WITH PI ZEROES!!!

I’M GOING TO MAKE A CASE FOR THESE BEING SO CHEAP, THEY’RE CONSUMABLES, NOT IT-TRACKABLE COMPUTERS! YOU SHOULD, TOO! GIVE THEM TO YOUR DESERVING STUDENTS! GIVE THEM TO YOUR DESERVING KIDS!! GIVE THE TO YOUR DESERVING IN-LAWS’ KIDS!!!

THANK YOU, RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION, MAGPI, AND PARTNERS!!!

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Yes, it’ll be on a balloon soon!

Shame about the lack of camera interface, but a USB webcam should work.

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I would assume that Windows IOT will still work here ?

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No – Windows 10 IoT only supports Raspberry Pi 2. Pi Zero contains the Raspberry Pi 1 chip.

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> I would assume that Windows IOT will still work here ?

No, but Linux IOT will work fine :)

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No it wont, Windows 10 IoT requires ARMv7 at least, this chip is BCM2835 ARM11 which is identical to RaspberryPi 1.

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Will RS also stock it?

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Not initially, but we hope they will be doing later.

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I wanted a Zero. Truck it, now. I will shoehorn a Pi 2 (or 3)
B+ into my project.

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Congrats chaps, computing just moved much closer to being ‘material’. Kudos to all involved!

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I thought it was pretty cool that I could lend out our 120 or so pis from our old CS network to every year 9 who picks GCSE Computer Science on long term loan but with this we can give every child in the school a computer !
Thats just 0 degrees K cool!

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Kelvin doesn’t come in degrees ;-) It’s 0 (as in: zero) K, nothing more.

/pedantic mode off ;-P

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Ummm, yes Kelvin does come in degrees. 273.15° K is 0° Celsius, or 491.67° Rankine, or 32° Fahrenheit. See, we can learn STEM right here in the blog by using a Pi to look that sort of thing up! :D

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Nope. It’s zero kelvin, not zero degrees kelvin (0 K, not 0 °K). Feel free to check the wikipedia article on it.

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Nay – Celsius and Fahrenheit are both written and said as degrees, but Kelvin is just Kelvin. 273.15 K, three-hundred Kelvin, etc.

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelvin

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You are right, Kelvins are Kelvins, just K.
Famous for his balls https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MuseeMarine-compas-p1000468.jpg#/media/File:MuseeMarine-compas-p1000468.jpg

Also known as William Thompson.

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The SI unit of temperature is the kelvin. It is used in the same way as most other SI units: it is the name of an actual person (Lord Kelvin) so the unit is written with a lower case initial letter (kelvin) while its symbol is upper case (K with a space between the number and the unit) and its plural is kelvins.

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To convert Kelvin to Celcius or Fahrenheit and vice versa, you may run JSR 363 (Units of Measurement API) on every Raspberry Pi, including the Zero ;-)

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Sorry, it was of course Celsius;-)

More on https://github.com/unitsofmeasurement

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What a great surprise. Now to find something I can hide one in.

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Uh-ohhhh – Newark is saying no stock until December 14th and the unit price will be $23.17 – WHAAAA??? 500+ will be $16.72 HIGHWAY ROBBERY, I SAY! Version with NOOBS card also not in stock and $5.00 more in unit quantities.

MCM and Allied don’t list it yet.

Ohhhh, Foundaaaaationnnnn – “Houston we have a problem … ” :(

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Well done and thank you to Raspberry Pi team got one on the way from our local online shop

https://jiffyshop.com.au/SBC/raspberry-pi/102-raspberry-pi-zero.html

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At $22 that’s almost 4 times the amount that it’s supposed to cost.

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Don’t forget, that’s $22 AU, that’s $15.95 USD, or 10.58 quid

so, it’s only just under 3 times the cost!

Add to that, the $10 shipping,

Element 14 comes to around $40 AUD for the Pi2, order over $45 and free shipping.

So, zero Pi is around 1/2 the price of Pi 2, and about the same as an A+

Summary – Auzzies always pay a premium, especially so for ‘local stock’ and stuff that’s freshly released.
wait a few months and it’ll come dowm in price

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Yeah, just over 3 times at the current exchange rate ($6.90), assuming you can find someone in the US to sell it to you for $5 (with stock).

I ended up paying AUD$15.80 including shipping from PiHut in the UK.

So lets call it roughly double that price when you include the additional shipping from the referenced JiffyShop or Pi Australia makes it roughly $30 to buy in Australia.

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Astonishing. This is cheaper than most Arduino Micro clones. Hell, you’re selling this for less than most people charge for postage on an Arduino clone! You really have excelled yourselves. And Made In Britain.

How long until support is added to the Arduino IDE I wonder. The processing it could perform…

Superb stuff guys. See you on Saturday?

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Gobsmacked! Just when I thought your were working on the Pi 3 with a dull bit more of this and slightly interesting bit more of that and you come up with this! Wow.

Its a obvious candidate for battery powered projects (1) how much power does it use?

(1) Where the computer costs less than the power supply!

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Around the 160mA mark (0.5/0.7W!). More information here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg

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Really? That’s MUCH less than the original model B right?

Wowzer. Such low power usage may unlock so many different possibilities. For £4 a pop I can replace both my media player and home server Pis and make the money back on my power bill in a year or three, basically making it a “free” upgrade!

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Amazing job!!!!! 5+ for this for sure.
Guess I will try to buy a few :)

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What’s the power consumption like? I’m guessing it’s worse than the A+? (or are you actual wizards)

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Quoted to be around the 160mA mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg

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Dang… I turn my back for a second and look what you get up to…

Well done!

This price point makes it an even more hackable computer for the unemployed Evil Genius than before. A distracted minion blows up your Pi while aligning Goldeneye? No prob, Bob. For less than the price of lunch out you’re back in business.

Very impressive!

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I stopped off at my local Tesco’s this morning to pick up a copy of the MagPi… My guess of a cardboard, pop-out build your own case was well off (Although still a good idea for a future issue :) )

Looks like they had twice as many copies out on the shelf than they normally do, so I picked up one… and then another..

I’m tempted to replace the A+ on my PiWars robot with this, but I did just add a camera last night.. So maybe for next year! So many choices!

Now my only problem is I don’t think I have any Micro-SD cards at the office…. So can’t have a proper play until tonight.

Well done to you all! especially at keeping it secret!

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How much does the Mag Pi 40 go for?

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£5.99

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No stock or limits 1 unit per order :-(

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Wow!! Awesome news! Cannot wait until I get one!

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Great timing too.
You are just about convergent with the big BBC microbit giveaway to all year 7s.
Working at 3 v logic and with a host of on board sensors it will be GPIO directly plug-in-able to this new pi. That is also really rather good.

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Better than convergent with the Microbit, it’s stolen the march by several months!

I was amused to see the dear old BBC Micro in the video. I’m sure it wasn’t meant to rub it in… :)

I’m sure the original BBC Computer Literacy team would have involved the Pi Foundation. What hubris!

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Which part of pumping out a loss leader device that is likely to be picked up mostly by middle aged geeks helps to teach kids to code? I doubt plans for this product existed before the $9 CHIP threatened to take the crown as a hacker’s best friend.

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The C.H.I.P. doesn’t even come close to an A+, let alone the Pi Zero, after you add the OPTIONAL VGA or HDMI add-on interface, it has an inferior GPU, and unless you plunked down $150 + shipping for an alpha (well, two alphas now, plus five regular C.H.I.P.s later), you’re not going to see it until May 2016 … maybe. The C.H.I.P. does have on-board WiFi and Bluetooth, which would have been nice on a Pi by now, but trade-offs have to be made.

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Well done Don. How you managed to find such negativity in this launch is very impressive. Plans change as markets change, welcome to the world. ANd what makes you think this is a loss leader? More to the point, why would the Pi people feel the need to have a loss leader? They have already sold 7M Pi’s. It’s not like they need to lose money.

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Wow, I was having tea reading this amazing news with all the amazing comments, one or two from teachers, thinking to myself “wow, you could give every kid in the country a Pi and start a new generation of coders” and you come alone with a very negative comment.

This isn’t a supermarket, there is no need for this to be a loss leader, its just a group doing an amazing job of offering a product they believe in to those who otherwise couldnt afford it. And yes middle aged geeks play a part but for every middle aged geek there is a child learning what goes on behind the wizard’s GUI curtain for less than the cost of a Happy Meal.

Congrats Guys on the amazing product.

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What is a CHIP? I guess that question says it all…

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Any idea if they’ll be available for a reasonable price from elemnt14 in Australia? They’re comparatively far too expensive at the moment… :(

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Speechless…..

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Hi,

Wow, finally this is what we are waiting for, I remember sending you guys a letter “wishing” if you can make us a Raspberry Pi A- “A minus”

:) this is it, we already ordered 300 Raspberry Pi A+ from Element14 for our project, I’ll switch to Raspberry Pi Zero on our next order.

Thank you, more power to all and congratulations.

RPi user from the Philippines :)

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I wish USB would be also available on pins instead of a connector. would make it a lot easier to truely embed.

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You can always desolder it yourself!

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the point would be that you can mount the Pi with a single connector for power, data and everything onto another board

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Isn’t that the point of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module?

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I agree with OP. Having true power (vie fuse) and USB on a header would take this from a 10 out of 10 to a 100 out of 10.

Desoldering and soldering on to those micro USB pads isn’t viable beyond 1 or 2 boards.

Great product all the same!!!

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Correct, but the compute module is ‘expensive’ compared to the Zero, by far not as common and SO-dimm connectors are fine-pitched.

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Its a bit soon to say definitely but AFAIK there will be test-pads on the bottom you can use to get at the D+ and D- USB signals, so you do not have to unsolder the micro-USB connector. Same probably goes for +5V (before the fuse) and GND. It will be quite easy to solder wires to these test-pads.

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Couldn’t agree more! But very interesting product never the less.

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Merry Christmas !

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Wow, simply amazing!
At this price point, for every $100 I can build five or even more education kits for teaching programming.
A thanksgiving treat!!
Sonia

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And what about network?

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I didn’t even notice it was missing :D

To used to playing with the Model A(+) I guess, which also doesn’t have a network port.

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U don’t needed network. U simply build robot, car, etc

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Network is required, this isn’t the 1980s.

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It’s not 2000 either. Just plug in USB wifi of your choice (for $1.95 on ebay or whatever) if your project needs it. Not *all* general purpose computer are used for casual users surfing the net…

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This would be ideal to use in conjunction with IOT except for thelack of networking. Is any sort of add-on board possible/available/planned?

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Added note: As others point out, a USB-based network option is possible for $10-$15 but because there are only 2 USB ports on-board — and you need one for a mouse, one for a keyboard — that also requires the extra cost of a USB hub, so another $5-$10 (or a USB hub/Ethernet expansion combo for around $20 or so). Bottom line: around $15 – $25 to get networking. For that total cost, you’re within $5-15 of what the Pi2 costs.

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Consider a server configuration in which you can just ssh into the pi IFF you have networking going. So you don’t need the mouse/keyboard, bringing the adjusted price to $15-$20.

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If you want a Pi with networking, buy a B2!!!! Putting it on the Zero would increase the price a lot.

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There are keyboards that have external USB ports for a mouse. So, you plug in the keyboard and plug the mouse into the keyboard and only use one USB port. The SIIG premium aluminum keyboard with USB hub.

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Even if you don’t have an ethernet port, what would be great is if it were possible to provide a jumper where an ethernet port can be connected. That might satisfy the low-cost applications that don’t need ethernet but at the same time satisfy the users who need ethernet.

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That jumper exists, its the GPIO Header, probably very low cost Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth adapter PCB’s for the GPIO will appear very soon, low cost meaning something like $4.

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hmmmm element14 saying $19.95

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Link please! We’ll get that sorted. That makes sense if they’re selling it with a kit, but the bare board should be USD $5.

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It seems like promoting USA market. Produced in EU.
“RASPBERRY PI FOUNDATION UK REGISTERED CHARITY 1129409” Thank you.

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Please see:
http://i.imgur.com/o5l9fE0.png

12.80€

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Element14 Australia is selling it for $19.38 :(

http://au.element14.com/raspberry-pi/raspberrypi-zero/sbc-zero/dp/2508221

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Yeah, Australia is $20 basically =((
https://www.adafruit.com/products/2885

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Element14 at $30, MCM at $15. Link: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-79263?ICID=hp-pizero-ban (You will need to click on the “Buy Now” button.)

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Element14 in Australia doesn’t appear to be selling the bare bones board, only the kit

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Downside : it has video composite but I don’t see sound output… So, basically, if we want sound, we have to stick to HDMI.

The lack of network interface is also a little sad… onboard Wifi would only be 1-2$ more and could fill the gap…

Maybe good addition for the zero V2

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NO! You can have analog sound with just a few resistors and capacitors, and a small software change to redirect the Audio PWM driver to the PWM output on the GPIO header.

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Can you provide some more information on how to do that?

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The forum has a discussion about it, mainly it just means you reconfigure the extra GPIO functions so PWM goes to the GPIO pins, instead of to the audio converter of the older PI’s. No extra software driver is needed.
Stereo is possible!

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i2s works great on the old model A as well as new, just use gpio and compatible soundcard

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You can always use a USB audio DAC. But that might cost more than the Pi Zero. On the other hand, the onboard audio signal from the other Pi models is quite poor, so for many applications you’ll want an external DAC anyway.

Which will require a USB hub, if you want network at the same time as audio. Finding a good USB hub to match the Zero to will be important, I think, with only one usable USB port.

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This DAC is landing shortly: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/phat-dac

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Amazing job! Could you guys give me an idea of when and how it will reach India? It’d be really helpful.

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What a pity!! I was in UK yesterday for work. Too bad that my journey has not been shifted by one day.

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Multicore is an ABSOLUTE !! no way single core

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Multicore has never been mandatory for multitasking, so why it must be an absolute ?

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Amazing news!!! Pi keeps getting refined! Keep up the great work guys!

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Will this be available in the Philippines?

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Umm, E14 is asking 12.80€, a bit off from 5$… :3

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Nice, BUT…no wired network?! Kinda holds it back, don’t you think?

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Did you miss the bit about it being $5. There are limits to what you can actually build for $5, and just an ethernet connector would push the price up by a large percentage.

If you want ethernet, buy a B.

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How much would it cost to add a jumper-style pinout for Ethernet, without a full-blown RJ45 socket??

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Add $20 and buy a Pi

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NO! Not just jumpers, you would ALSO need the LAN9512 chip and the Ethernet transformer, for Ethernet, which would double the price of the PI-zero.

If you need Ethernet add a $5 WiFi dongle, or an USB Ethernet adapter.

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I would prefer to spend $10 on a Pi Zero that had ethernet built-in instead of having to use a dongle.

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Probably very soon someone will launch a small PCB with a Microchip SPI ethernet IC on it mounted on (part of) the GPIO pin’s which will add Ethernet for just a few dollars, its not rocket science.

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Also, USB-Ethernet-Adapters should work, shouldn’t they? So you could also use a wifi-stick or whatever… Also a RJ-45-Jack would look ridiculous on the small board. :-D

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Super ! But how can I get this issue with RaspberryPi zero in Belgium ??

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Yet again the UK market will support the product, it is $5 for the US market which equates to £3.31 on today’s exchange rate on EX. But what a surprise I went to element 14 site and the cost of the PI ZERO for the UK market is £11.88 and the Pi Hut is £16.00.

So if the PI is $5 Element 14’s price pays for three and the PI hut is close on the price for 5. It is fantastic saying you have a $5 PI so why are you not selling it for $5 or £5 that would be something.

Awesome even though the pricing is a bit confusing.

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Right folks: from what I can make out, e14 are advertising the Zero WITH A CABLE BUNDLE on their front pages. The Zero on its own IS available for $5, but you’ll have to dig around their site a bit to find it.

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Could you post the board only link – been searching on e14 and can only find the bundles

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Ditto! can’t find link to board only

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The Pi Hut is offering a bundle of Zero + Essentials Kit + SD card for £16. The Zero by itself is still £4

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I guess our £4 includes tax, whereas I don’t think the $5 prices does as local tax is usually applied during the purchase.

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Just ordered one from Pimoroni for £4. A reasonable parallel, given the curse of VAT.

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Shame you couldn’t have got the UK price down to £3.14 :)

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I see what you did there 3.14 ;)

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I hope this comes to India soon. i’ve got some ideas for automating my house so it would be nice to have one of these baby’s in each room.

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Very very good job ! This is a giant step toward education !

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I wish there’s one more USB data port though. Is it possible to connect a device into the power port ? or it’s only used for getting power only.

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You can use a USB hub if you want more slots.

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This is just simply a mind-blowing product. WOW.

Ordered mine via Adafruit. Can’t wait to try it out.

I’m also even more inspired to check out that “custom build” option you announced via Farnell last month.

If I could have a version with built-in WiFi (and this is not any criticism at ALL for the Pi Zero – that truly is a game-changer in what is possible)

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A $5 Pi !!!, That’s the price of an enormous cup of Xmas themed coffee (I ‘m thinking gingerbread mocha). Just like the best coffee shops is there any way I can buy one and suspend one..? I’d gladly pay double to get one and gift one.

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That is impressive for the power and form factor not to mention the price.. i will buy one just for the sake of trying this little beauty out

could there be another model in the pipe line opposite to this where a new PI is more powerful has more hardware functionality?

i know there are many PI fans and users here who would happily pay out a bit more for a higher proc/ram, USB3, wifi module, built in optical/amp… just a future though!

maybe do a poll on what users would like.. give them an idea on what could be possible and commit payment to it like kickstarter!

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THis is wonderful. However, I wish if Rasberry community launches a cheaper Wifi enabled version of RP so that is can be used to develop IoT applications. Presently the wifi adapter itself comes over 10$.

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If you’re thinking IoT, then start thinking about a $5 Pi Zero plus a $2 ESP8266, and get your best pair of hacking boots on!

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Yes you can but that will be 160 mA of current consumption for the Zero + 240 mA for the ESP which is complicated on batteries.

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…and that’s the art of knowing how often, and how deeply, you put your ESP8266 into a current-sipping sleep mode vs. running it 24/7 in full-on heat-the-planet mode.

Obviously, your battery mileage may vary, but my take on the IoT is that energy-prudent Things need to know when to be seen and not heard, when to be heard and not seen, and when to have a nice quiet snooze.

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Farnell are charging £11.88+VAT. That’s not $5? Also out of stock, so we can’t buy today. Can’t help the stick thing, but why the difference in UK price?

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Try The Pi Hut – they had plenty in stock when I last checked.

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I wish that you had put a normal USB and HDMI. It is hardly a £4 computer when you have to have another £8 worth of dongles attached to it.

It is an amazing board though just wonder if making it a few mm bigger could have allowed for normal sized ports.

Will there be a Pi Zero+ with the Pi2 processor on? would be awesome for a very small (thinking built into a controller) emulator platform!

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Are you thinking about the Model A+ or B2+? Remember, if you want lots of features, they have to be paid for somehow!

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Ideally would have liked a full size USB socket, and the camera socket

BUT IT’S 4 QUID !! SO AMAZEBALLS!

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I was just wondering if adding a full sized USB and HDMI ports would have added to the cost as much as having to buy converters to use along with it?

Don’t get me wrong, this is an amazing device for £4! I have brought one and have an idea for a project to use it in, it just would be more convenient to have normal ports.

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think of it as a Compute module with connectivity options

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This is an obvious answer to the C.H.I.P., the specs are identical except half the cost and doesn’t have the built in wi-fi and bluetooth.

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… Absolutely Astonishing Acheivement! (AAA+++++) … would definitely buy from again (hang on a minute, I’m not on EBay and I have a MagPi subscription) … guess that means I’ll be taking delivery of a brand new computer that is completely FREE!!! :-O

Two questions:-

1. Do kids (and big kids like me) know how lucky they are to have you guys rocking their Geeky socks off?

2. How on earth have you done this?! :-O (you must have just broken Reality with your awesome hack)

I’ve said it once, I’m going to say it again (for FREE):- Absolutely Astonishing Acheivement! (AAA+++++)

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Sorry, I know this isn’t cool (asking a question and then answering it with a reply in my own comment) but the answer for Q.1 (for some people) is obviously “No” – reading the negative comments in this blog post … it’s a sad fact that some people will never be pleased … shrug off the trolls, you awesome guys! :-)

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wow…. breathtaking price for IoT/Embedded geek!! When will be available worldwide, Indonesia is now waiting…

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sing sabar lan tawakal ya om :P

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I have 5 on the way from various sources including cables, 3 way USB hubs and uSD cards to give away at the @CotswoldJam on Saturday – I hope the postal system can hold up and get them to me tomorrow. http://www.cotswoldjam.org

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What an amazing holidays gift idea for the kids :) This will create a revoltuion in coding, since it’s cutting down the price barrier.

Merry Christmas to Raspberry pi team.

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With the release of the Pi Zero now running a bitcoin node just got cheaper! Now instead of spending $50-$100 on a brand new Raspberry Pi 2 and an SD card you can get the same functionality out of $15 plus shipping.

Read more:

http://themerkle.com/news/running-a-bitcoin-node-just-got-cheaper-with-the-5-raspberry-pi/

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Is there a audio out module or pins?
If so, it will be a great client for the baby monitor that I did with raspberry pi 2. I can run it as it’s embedded on my old tv.

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No. But Pimoroni are doing a DAC mini-HAT if you want audio. Alternatively see if you can get it out of the HDMI.

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Well, the original PI’s analog audio was never more than two PWM outputs plus a couple of cheap passive components and a connector, the GPIO carries one of these PWM outputs so I assume that with the same few passive components you could get at least mono audio out of it. You can look at the schematics of the PI for details.

Ideal if you want to build your own gaming rig with it.

So yes, it DOES have analog sound output!

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Well done! My order is in the post :)

Could I lodge a plea for a mechanical spec for Pi Zero Hats when your launch traffic has died down?

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I wonder whether I could find a 4-8 port USB hub with enough space to fit one of these inside? Then I could have just the hub sitting on a desk, with no apparent computer.

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LOVE this idea! I “need” to do this now :-D

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Check out ModMyPi – they make a “naked 7 port usb hub – you could easily fit a PiZero into that footprint. Of course you would have to hack your own case, but that is half the fun. (There is a 3D printed case design linked)

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its great
he is like jason statham :D

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Wow that’s Cool i like the new raspberry pi zero

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Is this available in India? The only reason my school does not have computers is they are expensive. This could be affordable at last.

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Awesome – might actually be able to afford a class set now and do proper Python instead of having to use a dodgy Virtual Machine!

Also cheap enough that I can get them doing some signs and displays around school too I hope

Will have to pop into Tesco on the way home and see if I can get a copy of the mag :)

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Just picked up two on the walk into work. Good stuff. Shoild make a great IoT platform/Mesh device with an ESP8266 doing the connectivity.

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I was looking at the prices of the Raspberry Pi at element14, only dealer shipping to India; and it costs INR 1198 (~USD 18), *excluding* tax and shipping.

Can you guys figure out a way to make this priced uniformly worldwide (excluding shipping)?

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Well, element14 here in Australia wants to charge us AUD$20 instead of AU$7, and that’s the bare board only

http://au.element14.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?catalogId=15001&mfpn=RASPBERRYPI-ZERO&langId=43&searchRef=SearchLookAhead&storeId=10184

It’s cheaper to import it from a UK store myself…

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Little bird has the kit for au$25, they don’t know yet if the kit has the sd card.
http://raspberry.piaustralia.com.au/products/raspberry-pi-zero

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No! the $19.20 price is including a cable set, not just the board alone.
AFAIK the cable set consists of a microHDMI to HDMI adapter cable, a MicroUSB to USB cable and a 40 pole pinheader. All easily worth $10.
Its also including taxes and shipping.

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I have wanted a box just for MAME and emulation of retro PCs for a while now. Thanks RPi team. :)

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I am very interested in this “$5” Pi.
Odd ‘tho, when I look on Element14, $5 becomes $19+
That is a bit of a pity.

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Yep, same over here in the Netherlands.
$5 becomes 17 EUR at farnell and even 18,95 at sossolutions.nl

I’m taking the Ferry to the UK to pick up a few MagPi issues at the nearest Tesco – cheaper than buying one over here ;-)

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Jup, Farnell is making money big time! Latest price was 14 euro for 50 Zero’s. Buying a single piece + shipping is cheaper than Farnell.
Great product, but now the challenge to get one for the official price…

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When will we get it in India for the same low price? The model B sells for 85$.

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Some questions up there :

– Is there a risk of blowing something, by plugging power to micro USB data instead of micro USB power (since they are the same connector) ?
I suppose both 5V lines are connected and there is no risk.

– I understand that connector price are very important in a such low price design, but is there a chance to retreive DSI or CSI signals from anywhere in the board ?

– Is there a chance to see an official micro USB to Ethernet or micro ISB WiFi device available ?

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There’s an official microUSB to USB connector, and an official USB WiFi dongle, so I suppose you have an official microUSB to WiFi solution already :-)

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This is fantastic! I have a gazillion uses for this little marvel. My only caveat is the lack of analog audio, which I use in some of my projects for text-to-voice and sound effects. Is there maybe a simple (read: cheap) way to add it, with say a couple of resistors and capacitors? A full blown audio hat might be overkill. But other than that tiny niggle, I can’t wait to get my hands on a few dozen of these!

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There are USB sound adaptors for £1 or pennies more on Amazon/eBay that might work. I’m not sure about compatibility with Linux/other but at that price it is worth a try. I have a little project in mind that was going to use a Pi which this smaller+cheaper form might be better for if I can sort some convenient audio output without completely undoing the convenience of the smaller form+price.

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I will check them out. I did find what looks like the audio circuitry of the original Pi’s, which takes two PWM outputs from the Broadcom chip and filters and decouples them with 2 resistors and 2 capacitors per channel. If these outputs are accessible on the Pi Zero, I could try this. Of course the eBay audio adapters might be cheaper…

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Very very cool, would have been nice to have a more modern cpu, but for us$5, thank you pi team.

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Just incredible… and the BBC Micro Bit still isn’t available!

Will international subscribers (ie Canada) of The MagPi also receive a Pi Zero and does the cable offer for new subscribers also apply for intenational readers?

Excellent job!

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Yes to both of your questions. :)

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Wonderfull… absolutely wonderfull.

Thank you Liz & Eben.

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I just rushed out to WHSmiths and made the guy look through all the stock they had yet to put on display so I could buy a copy of MagPI.

The zero looks amazing, can we say *CLUSTER*

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What about CM2… any news?

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Just Perfect !!!

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Hi,

I suscribed to the online version. Will i get a rasberry pi zero with the online version of december issue together with the free cables prior to my subscription?

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its great,
Congratulation .
this is very nice.

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It’s way too expensive for me :(

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Then ask your parents to buy you one.

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for 5$, it’s amazing!
Still, I would have voted for a 7$ version with LAN (or WIFI). In the era of connectivity, I can hardly find any fun in something not connected.
Or maybe the hdmi is the one that accepts LAN connectivity?

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I thought the A+ was cute, but the Zero!

Well done all at the Foundation and Trading for keeping this so quiet – almost feels like an Apple launch!

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Wow, just wow!

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Picked up two MagPi’s at WHSmiths this morning, I saw the purchase as two Pi Zeros, plus two bonus magazines with zero delivery costs and instant availablitiy for £11.98. Cheapest option by far.

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Once again you pleased us with amazing Christmas prize.
Thanks a lot
-Anna

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How do you plug keyboard? and how about getting online?

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Checked local Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys in NI, got someone to check in each shop, but not a single issue. Boooo :(

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So where in NI can we check these?

The lack of WHSmiths is astonishing, is there an alternative stockist?

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Turns out Tesco HAD them, but couldn’t get them to scan – so they sent them back! We’re trying to sort it out, so hopefully they should appear in a Tesco near you in the next few days.

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Awesome news….can we go pick one up in Pencoed?? :D I work literally 5 mins from there lol

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If I subscribed today would I be able to obtain the December issue and of course the PiZero I have Pi 2 running as a media, file server and developmental webserver.

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Yes if you subscribe you’ll get the Pi Zero with your subscription

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Does this have i2c bus?

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YES! It has all the interfaces on the GPIO bus, so I2C, I2S, SPI, PWM and UART (serial) are all available.
And of course all the normal GPIO’s.
Its also HAT compatible.

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I read about this and immediately left my desk to get one from WHSmith. I resisted buying 2 thinking that they need to be shared around, but a guy behind me lifted every copy on the shelf and bought the entire stock.

Anyway, looks like a dream, I will be getting me an ESP8266 today and doing some fun hacking.
This spec appeals to me more than my Pi2Bs and is a bit of a slap in the nuts for BBC Micro-Bit.

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I just rushed into town to get mine.

Thanks for listening to the big guy from Google :)

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It’s true ES did make a “recommendation” about that ;o) +1

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I never thought I would see the day that a computer could be sold for $5. This will definitely allow a lot of folk to join the computer science community. I hope there will be sufficient supply within the next few months.

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Awesome!

Though it isn’t really available immediately from UK outlets, and its not really $5 when you get there… (its more like $18, from Farnell)

http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/raspberrypi-zero/sbc-zero/dp/2508221?ost=2508221&selectedCategoryId=&ICID=cyber-week-BPIN

However, it IS small and cute :-)

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Pi Hut and Pimoroni at least have stock for shipping today (if you hurry)

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Right, but Element14 never had any (as per the announcement) and ts not $5 whenyou get there (as per the announcement).

Getting one is easy enough, I’ll pick up a copy of MapPi, but thats not the point I was making…

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As Liz commented above, the E14/CPC offer includes a cables bundle.

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Some WHSmiths still have some stock if you hurry. And you get a free magazine with it.

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Pour votre information, en France Kubii.fr have just put the #PiZero up on their site for €8,90 TTC {http://www.kubii.fr/nano-ordinateurs-raspberry-pi/1401-raspberry-pi-zero-.html}…just waiting on stock… ;o)

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“…several tens of thousands…” Why not tens of millions!? Excellent news!

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Tens of millions takes a year or so to fabricate, but my guess is that they will sell as fast as they can produce them. Which should be faster than previous PI’s, I can tell you that!

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Great for $5, well done !!

…. but it seems to cost £11.88 + vat etc at Farnell, and more at CPC with adapters.

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I think even at Farnell it includes the connectors

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That’s amazing job! All the basic functions available for such a price! However back to reality, the real price for people will be very different. Charity or not, distributor’s CEO needs new Porsche… Did actually anybody see selling Pi Zero for advertised price ( + VAT )?

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Some retailers are selling for £4. After converting to pounds and adding VAT – it works out about 2 pence more, so that’s pretty close.

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Amazing – Merry Christmas to me – but the SWAG store is sold out already :-(

I do find it amazing how many negative comments this announcement has got though – it surely is a “Good thing”. the Pi has already transformed a number of things for me – this can only add to that. And made in Wales too :-)

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Is networking possible via that micro USB connector + adaptor + USB Wifi?

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YES!

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Yes! It’s just like on the A+, which this apparently is replacing, with double the DRAM and a 40% increase in speed. A micro-USB-to-USB-A OTG (On The Go) adapter can be had for about $1.50 and then you can plug a WiFi, Bluetooth, or RF keyboard/trackpad in and run it from the comfort of your La-Z-Boy recliner or equivalent, via SSH, VNC, RDC, etc.

I’ve already done this with a Logitech K400 RF keyboard/trackpad, which is now $19.99, down from $26.99 in Walmart. There’s apparently a newer K400 model out at the higher price and they’re clearing out the old model, which is functionally identical, it’s just a cosmetic change.

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Well, not replacing the A+ exactly, at least not if you want to use a CSI camera or DSI display; no flatcable connectors.

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Amazon has a variety of otg adapters, including OTG hubs… including this 3 pack with free shipping for $1.80

http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Micro-Cable-Cellphone-Tablet/dp/B00AYPEL56

Just search for OTG

Hope that this information is helpful
Beverly Howard

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People at Pi foundation, you have my respect! Thanks a lot for being there!

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It is amazing!!I love it.
Does anyone know the working temperature range?
Thank you.

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Should be the same as the Broadcom SoC, so -40°C to 85°C.
Indeed previous PI’s worked well from the antarctic to the deserts.

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Hi there, sorry for the stupid noob post, but my other half has just got the magazine with the Pi Zero on it for me. Now this is the VERY FIRST PI I have owned and can’t wait to play with it!
Question is, if I buy a USB Wi-Fi adapter, can I use it on this Pi Zero via the micro USB connector? Or would it work via a 4 port USB Hub?

Sorry for the dumb questions but as I say this is the very first Pi I have owned!

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There will be more than one way of getting the Pi on line. Guaranteed somebody will put details on the web about getting the Pi Zero working with an ESP8266 which can be had for a couple of quid on Ebay.

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Thanks for the reply Brasso, much appreciated.

Looks like I am in for quite a ride learning all about these Pi’s, and I’m so looking forward to it now!!

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Lots of us use USB wi-fi adapters with Raspberry Pi’s. They have standard USB connectors so you will need an an adapter cable to connect the wi-fi to the Pi Zero’s micro-usb port. These are available from the suppliers of the Pi Zero, including the Swag Shop, Pi Hut, Pimoroni, etc.

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Thanks for that exartemarte, just ordered one. Now all I have to do is wait!

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Thank you Raspberry Pi! Vielen Dank. Ihr seid wunderbar!v Just orderen 12 Pi Zeros in Total. Finally I can do all the little projects with the Kids in my Pi Club I always wanted to do and do not have to wait until the parents get out their wallets.

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its great,
Congratulation …..but for Indonesia it will come January :-)

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We need to get a network to this thing, without a mess of USB adapters. Any chance the Swag shop will source an SPI-connected (think ENC28J60) wired or wireless Ethernet adapter which will go on the GPIO headers?

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I apologize for stupid comment in advance but……..WHAAAAAAT?

This is extraordinary! This is most extraordinary! THANK YOU!

Please, I have to questions: is Zero going to be mass-produced similarly to other models and what does the introduction of Zero means for Model A? I mean, will Zero be available just for this Christmas or are you intending to produce millions of them, if there is demand and I very much like Model A but Zero seems to give me everything A does, what are the differences between these?

Again, thank you so much, I immediately asked my friend in UK to buy one of the magazines!

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I’m not from the foundation so can’t say for sure, but I’d be VERY surprised if it was discontinued – I mean, you can still get “original” (well, 512MB) model B boards (http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-modb-512m/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b-512mb/dp/2434669?ost=2434669&selectedCategoryId=)…

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Awesome ! But i’m still waiting for a Pi 2 model A with an intermediate size, full-size connectics and a camera port :) Any news about it ?

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Where can I buy it in Spain?

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Excellent news!

It’s really cool to see “Made in Wales”.

I just popped in to the WHSmiths near my place of work – MagPi sold out. :-(

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They’ve been selling out quickly in WHSmith, because of people buying several copies, I saw one person clear out all the remaining stock in my local Smiths.

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They got another ten copies in this morning – all gone.

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Is Pi Zero available in Spain?

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How to get it into Poland?! On swag out of stock …. any idea?

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pimoroni shop has them for 4GBP and shipped to CZ for another 4GPB – total 8GBP, already got shipping confirmation

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OMG!!!! Just OMG!!! You are incredible!

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Fantastic, congratulations!

As you say, you’ve reached a state where price is no longer a barrier to entry.

Therefore, the next step of the Raspberry movement should
focus on making it easier to set it up (hardware, software) and to develop educational programmes targeting different age groups (very young children, children, teenagers, youn adults, adults, seniors) and backgrounds (cultural localization of the materials, gender localization etc.).

Keep up the great work!

Kind regards
Jochen

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Is there any reference list what is in or what is out in Raspbian Lite?

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I don’t get it how is £11.88+VAT $5?

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That’s a bundle with cables – if you dig deeper into that website you should be able to find the board on its own.

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I called them. It’s only available as a bundle. So Farnell at least are not selling it at $5.

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OK, thanks, shame E14 are letting the side down a bit by not actually selling it on its own. Well done though for what will inevitably be a very useful new board.

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Magpie issue 40

I have download the file and some of the pages can not be viewed from the downloaded file. Some of pages can not be view online either.

Is anyone else having problems with this !

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Farnell want £11.88 + VAT, not $5. That’s not a big deal for me, but somewhat against your stated aims. Hopefully you’ll be having a word?

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MCM electronics sold out – but again they won’t sell the pizero by itself.. bundle it with power supply … see link
http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/83-17098

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$5? Not at element14 and The Pi Hut. Why exactly are they being listed as trusted suppliers when they’re so blatantly overcharging?

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The Zero is available without extras on Pi Hut for £4.00 plus postage. You just have to look.

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Pi Hut have them at £4.00 if you say no to cables and no SD Card. I just bought one as none of my local newsagents (checked 4) or supermarkets carry the MagPi!

Greg

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Wish i could actually buy this anywhere close to 5$ in my country.

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It’s incredible to see cpu/ram/hdmi/usb ports and the rest implemented into a $5 board. And you have to wonder how cheaper it can get, considering that these will be sold at a profit. Too bad that the rest of the hardware is still as expensive. You now have a computer that it’s cheaper than the cheapest keyboard, mouse and almost every piece of hardware that you can find on the market at this moment. I was feeling bad for spending $35 at a restaurant instead of buying a raspberry, imagine now :)). Incredible job, guys.

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I can’t believe it… just amazing! Will work great on robots, Iot … anything … WOW! Where does the A+ fit now? This seems to be an A+ replacement?Thanks again … you guys never cease to amaze me! :-)

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This is just an awesome news, too excited to try the same, I hope it wont be too low in term of performance as compare to pi2. A request to pi maker, please make it available in India soon.

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I can’t believe it, this is the best thing to happen this year!!!

I honestly kept thinking this was a prank and checked other sites… I’m going to be hunting high and low for that magazine.

Things like this are what make Britain Great!

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Good job!
Would there be a Zero 2 version based on ARMv7 like the RPi2?

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Will this work with Gert’s VGA adapater?
Because there are a ton of older LCD’s out there for free/beer which would go tremendously with this device for a low cost video solution. Especially those with built in hubs!! :)
£1.50 for a USB wifi card, or about the same for a microUSB hub from a well know auction house.
I get why its’ micro USB, but the necessity of an adapter, verses a full size socket for much greater support I do think would have been a better bet.
It’s not putting me off buying a few and deploying them as projects by any means, just food for thought.

What are the various test points, JTAG? and other jumper spaces on the underside of the board for/connected to ?
Can’t wait to figure it out :)

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Yes, Gert’s VGA adaptor should work if you solder on the GPIO header.

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Great News :-)

Thanks Raspberrypi Foundation.

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It would be better with a wired network and no HDMI !

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No HDMI would make it very hard for school children to get started programming. Also video capability is included on the CPU (so just the cost of the physical connector) whereas networking would add to the cost.

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I’m with you. No need of HDMI. But if you add Ethernet, I’m game!

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Did the mods miss the comment at: 26th Nov 2015 at 11:02 am

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Zapped. Our more aggressive caching setup might make it slightly harder to moderate, but the website so far is staying up.

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Holy moly.

I feel privileged to be witnessing this moment in history.

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Great work :-)
Nipped to my local newsagents and now have one!
It seems to allow backpowering! Is that officially supported?
p.s. It also will run RISC OS (Needs fairly recent firmware)

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I miss a cheap network connection!
Maybe they can take care of it and complete the “Zero+” with soldering one of the cheapest WLAN stick chips directly on the board.

Of course it will inc the price to something about 8-9$ but than this PI would be a complete and real KILLER for the IOT-World.

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Just checked with 6 local MagPi suppliers in Horsham – all sold out. Interestingly enough, others have called inquiring the same. Which one of you was it?

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Got mine today and would love to know, do I need to use the official Micro USB adapter or can I just use an OTG adapter??

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I applaud The Foundation for their Global Stewardship of not including native networking. With networking capabilities, think what will happen when the number of Pi Zero’s reaches critical mass and they all begin to communicate with each other… Who will then have Pi in their face :)

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A £4 media player – good news – Rasplex of course!

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Are the Micro-USB sockets OTG compatible (work as host and slave)? Then one could establish an IP connection to a PC via usbnet. Would be great.

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If usbnet is available a Raspberry Pi cluster could be build for peanuts….

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Anyone plan on getting raspberrypi0.com ?

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what about germany?

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Alas, the inevitable bleating about how it’s not really a $5 computer. While there might be problems elsewhere, in the UK both Pi Hut and Pimoroni, at least, have the bare-bones Zero available at £4.00 plus postage – you just have to look. Of course, they’ve probably sold out by now …

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As far as I can tell both have just sold out within the last hour or so.

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Hi

Is the name inspired from the famed Japanese fighter A6M0 ?
Small and Nimble.

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I wonder how they make it for 5USD.

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Wow! Finally with Chinese prices an excellent European project.
I predict that Raspberry PI Zero will split the market. I can not wait that it is available also in Italy!

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This is amazing work, affordable computing for everyone … the country is advertising STEM education, now for the schools to use this as a learning tool early (middle school) and watch the number of STEM graduates get a booster shot :)

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Brilliant!
This is the best Xmas present ever ….

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Surprising number of commenters are peering into the gift-horse’s mouth with a magnifying glass.

Well done, Raspberry Pi Foundation!

Sadly my local Smith’s hadn’t received copies of the magazine.

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At first glance this is awesome. But then I realized it has no network connection. What a bummer!

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It’s $5…..you cannot have everything.

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I think I just bought the last one from the pi hut.
And yes it was available at £4 without cables.

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KUDOS.

3.3 GBP is less than pretty much anything.

The publicity and marketing (for the importance of coding in education) arising from this must be worth many millions.

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So Farnell refuses to sell them as they are, they’re trying to convince resellers to pay them $14 for the Zero and two cables instead.
Aren’t they supposed to be an official distributor? Ridiculous.

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Plenty of other places to buy them from….use them.

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Maybe you didn’t read what I wrote. I wrote “they’re trying to convince resellers”. If you want to buy a single unit buying somewhere else is no problem, but there aren’t that many distributors that resellers can buy from and Farnell acting like this is nothing short of outrageous.

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I would rather have the next version of Raspberry pi to have more cores and more RAM (at least 3 GB) and the camera to be abt 20 Megapixel

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#PIZERO. It changes everything…

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A computer that can come for free with a magazine…

You did it again.

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I’m confused. It’s not April the 1st. How can this be?

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Wow!

In days of yore, electronics mags would give away a small cover-mounted circuit board for free, allowing readers to build a featured project, but I think this must be the first time EVER that a mag has mounted a complete computer!

Popped into WHS this morning and got a couple. Playtime!

And its more or less what the Foundation demoed to Rory Cellan-Jones all those years ago; a tiny finger of a board that can do amazing things.

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Fantastic news! Fortunately picked up a copy of the MagPi this morning.

Any news on what J5 on the back of the board and the unpopulated U13 will do? :)

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J5 is a debugging header.
Unless you want to get into the reading the registers on the Broadcom chip it’s not something that will need a connection.

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Awesome work guys. Is there any shops in South Africa which will stock it?

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Microcenter link gives a 404, and search gives me nothing. Is this an in-store only?

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i really really really miss any network connection , i still would buy it, thou :D

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I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to get the PiZero to boot from two SD cards. The answer is a completely fresh NOOBS SD card. In my case anyway. New image is writing as I write this on the PiZero.
I can’t wait to show it off. Well done everyone.

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Does anyone know if there is CSI access hidden somewhere or perhaps an add-on? I use A+ boards with cameras and the Zero would be a fantastic upgrade if camera use is possible. Nice holiday surprise!

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Will the the December issue of The MagPi be sold in Germany?
Expecially with the Raspberry Pi Zero?
And if the answer is yes, where would it be sold?
Thank you so much…

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You can always buy a subscription and opt for the December issue you’ll be guaranteed one then

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Wonderful!!!!

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Amazing!!
A pic with some British currency, for us people who don’t have have dollars to compare the size with please ? :)

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Good morning,

I have been talking about the bic computer, a throw away machine so inexpensive you wouldn’t think twice.

Bloody heck, this one is even cheaper than my actual pen !!!

Congrats, now we have to hack in an ethernet port ;-) I guess we could add a usb to ethernet or go wifi. hummm. silly me.

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Brilliant, this is an amazing product! Just thinking what I’d have felt like if I’d bought Spectrum User in the 80’s and got a free Spectrum- amazing!!
Not surprisingly out of stock everywhere! Will there be more stock on the way in time for Santa to deliver, for those of us who didn’t get the news in time to sweep the shelves at our local newsagents :-) ?

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Nice.

I remember the interview with Ebon in which he mentioned the boss of Google challenging the Foundation to get as close to free as possible.

I’m seriously impressed. Packing the 40-pin GPIO onto the board is a genius decision as it enables people to learn and play with both s/w and h/w at a higher risk : reward ratio. There are some things I won’t try with my current Pi’s as frying a £20-£30 board gets expensive if you do it a dozen times. Fry a $/£5(ish with VAT) board and you can just get another.

One thought, taking the above into consideration: it would be great to see a multi-board bundle on sale. If you could sell, say 10 of them in a blister-pack for, say $40 USD then you’ve dropped the price a further dollar and the scenario I outline above starts to become achievable at the class-level rather than just the individual.

A second thought: to get that price down below $5 per board have you thought about sponsorship, open to individuals and small businesses?

So what am I going to do with mine… well, I’ve been toying with building a decent cluster to learn about parallel computing, but at ~£20 per A+ as a minimum anything larger than ~5 units starts to chew through real money. At £5ish per board + a few squid for a USB NIC I can go nuts.

Very nice, even. Maximum Kudos points today to you.

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That’s really cool, but I think this has the same problem of the previous Raspberrys, which it’s not its price, but the availbility in other countries than US or UK. Here in Brazil, reseller actually make a profit selling Raspberrys for double the price, and in the end, it becomes a product only for enthusiasts who can spend a fair amount of money on it.

Probably the Rasp Zero will cost the price that it oughta be the price of the 35$ Raspeberry here.

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Doesn’t Brazil have insane import taxes, like some other southern American countries? A friend once told me even standard PC hardware is prohibitively expensive there.

I know it doesn’t help you, but in most of Europe, the Raspberry Pi seems to be available with good pricing. For instance, I can get a Raspberry Pi for 38 EUR here in Germany. Which is basically 35 USD converted to EUR with the sales tax (19%) on top.

I guess the only solution for Brazil and some other countries would be to produce Raspberry Pis locally under license, or something like that.

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Great work guys, you are bringing micro-information-technology light years ahead ;)

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What are the pads on the bottom of the board connected to? Can we get a detailed pinout? It would be great to have e.g. USB available on those pads, to save the bulky and costly USB-OTG adapter.

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Congratulations. It is great news, well done to all the Raspberry Pi team

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Hello! Can We Use Kali Linux On Raspberry Pi Zero?

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In Germany just Pi Zero board – 9.90€ + P&P :(
that’s just to far off 5$ , you can buy 2 for the same money…

https://www.rasppishop.de/Raspberry-Pi-Zero-MiniPC-Platine

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Not wanting to rain on your parade, but let’s do a realistic calculation:
To be of any real use for “education”, you have to be able to connect monitor, keyboard, mouse and network. So you have to add a USB hub, an ethernet USB dongle and a HDMI-to-MicroHDMI adapter to the base $5. How much is a Pi B+ these days that has all these onboard?

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In Germany price is 9.90€
you can buy there 2 for the same price :(

https://www.rasppishop.de/Raspberry-Pi-Zero-MiniPC-Platine

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It’s early days. Many merchants want to make some extra buck with these bundles and/or inflated prices. The prices will certainly stabilize and lower over time. It wasn’t any different with earlier models.

That said, please don’t forget taxes. A realistic price in Germany with minimal profit is about like 6-7 EURs.

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Congratulations. You are changing the world. You must be very proud.

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$5? Try telling Element14 that! (more like $15) – and they don’t have any.
Can’t get a copy of MagPi anywhere, either.

Lovely idea, never mind – reminds of the hype over the original Pi introduction….

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So, 100k sold already? Hype? Not really. Just a good product at a good price, selling well.

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Guys, pi zeros are available at https://www.pi-supply.com
You’ll be able to buy one if you are lucky! :P

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Just picked up The MagPi at lunchtime. the Zero is STUNNINGLY small!

For those interested in retro handheld gaming conversions, tablets etc (like me) – this is THE form factor to use!

I just can’t get over it :-D

Just Another Retro Gamer / daSilva_UK

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Thanks to fill my days with a lot of funny!!
A new raspberry, can change the humor of the day!

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Well done!! Congratulations!

Peter

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really nice !!

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NB if you are going to buy more than one set of connectors from the swag shop, buy them one at a time. It appears that shipping for one is £1, but shipping for two is £3 !

Probably Royal Mail insanity, who knows.

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I keep trying to download issue 40 and it keeps saying the file is damaged. Is the model zero getting caught in the internet?

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The MagPi subsite doesn’t have quite as much in the way of optimisation as this site does, so it’s struggling a bit today under all the traffic. Try again later!

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Try again now – we should be back on stable instead of struggling. Todays code has been a victory for pragmatism and speed over beauty and quality.

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It would be nice to have a version with built-in WiFi for $1 or $2 more, I would be fine and would be ready device IoT. looks great

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This is a good version for a kid like me who use whole the pocket money to buy stuff like the raspberry pi and arduino and also its accessories

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great new toy, free mag or free PiZero depending which way you look at it just looked on fleabay micro hdmi adapter for $0.99

local tesco sold out, 1st smiths sold out, 2nd smiths got last two for myself and son in law

i assume this has come out of the development of the compute module looking at the form factor and minimal IO, a Pi2Zero would be awesome as you really could use it for embedded systems running win10 IoT

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Are there any power consumption specs on these yet?

Looks like the perfect little unit for doing weather station stuff and almost keep in your pocket, be nice to know how much juice it’ll drink when out in the field.

good work Pipeeps :)

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According to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg it draws 160mA when running (at 100% CPU?) and 80mA while idling.

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How many GB of storage does it have? Or is that a separate component?

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Its the same as a Raspberry Pi model A in effect, but more stripped down. So no integrated storage but a microSD card slot.

The thing is 5$/£4 its shocking it can be rolled out at this price to be honest!

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I just cleared out three magazines from my local WHSmith.
Two opened are dead. Nothing. No I’m not stupid. They are dead, and now trying the third? It’s dead too. No led comes on, no load on the psu – as it’s led keeps glowing when unplugged form the AC. I have about 5 old pi’s used happily for things around the house, so I’m no noob to this.

That’s pretty bad. How do I return these, with their receipts
and the magazines of course. This is a let down.

thanks… I guess.
Anyone else receive dead units on magazines?

Setup: HDMI monitor, and 5V in, no other devices attached.

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silly question you have put a prepared microSD card in the slot?, nothing happens else as there will be no operating system to load and drive the lights

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Fair question, but the part about familarity with PI’s should be a clue. It’s got a late new SanDisk class 10 8gb chip in it, and switching the psu + ‘chip’ to another normal Pi, the
activity led blinks, then comes on. And given the distro pointed to in the magazine is the same for all of these class (same soc) of machines, I’m kinda resigned to this. But, if there’s some new binaries in the boot partition that have been included in the later images to support these, it would be nice of there was some documentation to indicate such. So far? nothing.

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You need to update your firmware / OS if you haven’t in the last few days.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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The top couple of things we’d suggest are to double-check that you’re connecting power to the correct micro-USB port, and to try with one of the known-good power supplies from your other Raspberry Pis, if you haven’t already.

Beyond that, your best bet is the Troubleshooting section of our forums: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=28. All of these are tested before they leave the factory, and any boards that don’t pass are not released.

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Well it’s nothing to do with apt-get update if it’s not booting. But I must apologise, and issue a humble thanks to Helen Lynn for her time in replying. It was bluecar1’s comment reminding me that the activity led is soft, not a power + activity led; Loading on a stock distro, it boots. I have been using the minibian distribution for ages, and of course, it’s not got the additional files in the first partition the official distros have (from ras pi found.) to support this particular SOC device! bahhh. I’m a hasty fool. I should have “RTF(kin)M” first. Thank you for the replies. Now to pack the other two back up for gifts. Ulp.
So much for my ‘experienced’ bit!

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I would like yo have the Raspberry Pi Zero Schematics. Where can I Find it?

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Not available. However, the GPIO pinout is the same as the B2.

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you guys are awesome. I hope to see this appear in the developing countries and combine with the other technologies like free wifi

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I was stunned by the low price.

Does the microUSB-port also work like slave port, e.g. can it emulate an USB-keyboard and mouse like Arduino Leonardo, or HDD and serial-port like Duinomite?

Is it possible to connect analog sound?

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A PI Zero+ should incorporate an Espressif ESP31. ESP31 will add 2.4Ghz wifi and BT4.0/BLE for $1. ESP31 is sampling currently and will be in full production early Q1.

ESP31 is the peripheral version. ESP32 is the standalone SOC version. This is next gen of the ESP8089/ESP8266 chips. http://www.espressif.com

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You forgot add £100K of EMC / Safety testing and another 200K in development time

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Odd how people always forget that bit.

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You grossly over estimate the cost. FCC/CE certification can be done for $2-3K at Chinese labs. These are legitimate labs and you can look up their license to do certifications at fcc.gov.

The engineering is simple. If you have trouble with it Espressif technical support will probably do it for you.
http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/11/26/esp32-module-schematics-and-board-files/

BTW, I build this kind of stuff so I know what the costs are.

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Yes, CE/FCC certifications for EMC emissions and immunity I would agree are cheap. Although you do get what you pay for if you go to China, I had an FCC accredited lab test a product that I also tested in the UK and the difference was 12dB… It is quite clear that they are just cheating

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You can look up the labs that are authorized here:
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/TestFirmSearch.cfm

If you used a lab on that list that cheated, please report it and their certification will be revoked.

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Here is an extremely detailed report on the ESP8266. Over 100 pages of test results.
https://fccid.io/2AC7Z-ESPWROOM02#axzz3ZIq8pH00

Espressif will have the same report for the ESP31/ESP32 in a few weeks. The ESP31/ESP32 adds BT4.0 for about the same price.

I can put you in touch with the CEO of Espressif if you are interested.

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If you question whether this can be done, consider the ESP12 module based on the Espressif ESP8266. Here is the fcc test:
http://fcc.io/2ADUIESP-12

You can buy them here for $2.03 shipped.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-ESP8266-serial-WIFI-model-ESP-12-ESP-12E-ESP12E-Authenticity-Guaranteed-ESP12/32353579773.html

This module can be used with the RaspPi via the UART and AT commands.

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I managed to get one of these at WH Smiths at 9AM – I went back later in the day and apparently the other 5 they had were stolen! Good luck getting one… if you haven’t already. Will the Mag Pi December issue be re-stocked??

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Ugh – that’s unpleasant. I’m glad you managed to get one.

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This is beyond awesome – which I didn’t say on my previous comment. Micro USB female connector though – I bet almost nobody has an OTG cable hanging around. I think I’ll be doing some soldering tonight to splice a USB extension and a ‘phone cable’. I know it’s late in the day but hopefully we will see some of these at PI wars too!

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Amusingly enough I had several USB OTG cables and gender changers in the office, but no micro SD cards :(

Got mine at 6:45am and didn’t manage to power it up until 12 hours later!

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i think i will wait til the price comes down a bit first, i haven’t got that kind of money to spend.. oh well, off to the chippy :)

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So, develop an embedded Pi project on a Zero with the cable bundle. Remove cables and close the case. Get another Zero and micro SD copy. I can see this making a dent in Computing Module sales…

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In Mexico available for $35 in newwark pff :/ here developers have really bad luck talking about tecnology

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How can I buy it? I live in Vietnam

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Amazing! Eben, Liz, and the rest of the Raspberry Pi foundation, you rock! Keep up the great work.

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This $5 computer is over $30 in Canada. Quite the markup. Suddenly not so interested.

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Just 25 bucks to ship it half-way round the world? That’s a bargain! Earlier this year I purchased something from the US: shipping was more then the value of the order!

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Oh boo hoo. It just came out today. Ya’ll are funny to watch, I have to restrain my own urge to sign up for the magazine just to get one perhaps three weeks from now. Sit tight, it’s the same day it came out for the love of all that is nerdy.

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RPI, What were you thinking when you made this ?
What a disappointment…
No emmc, No access to USB through i/o pins. HDMI, Really? what would be the point to have HDMI on something like this.
All you had to do is lop off the micro power and USB connectors add more 0.1″ headers to get access to them. Remove the HDMI and SD card slot, and replace them with eMMC. Then you would really have something good here.

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They were thinking – education. Which needs HDMI.

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Does libcec work with it?

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Yes, as with any version of the Raspberry Pi

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Can this Raspberry Pi Zero safely be overclocked 20% or more, similar to the Raspberry B+?

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The overclock on the Zero isn’t going to go much above 1GHz, they’ve already been bled dry!

Gordon

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I’m speechless…and in awe at what you’ve accomplished.
As a teen my first computer was also a BBC micro. That was the last computer really experimented with (e.g. using the A-D port to add a device that measured the fraction of a second times of old mechanical camera shutters, learning assembler and a little statistics in the process – yes it was a long time ago!).

30 years on, now with kids, you’ve given me the inspiration to get a Pi and see if they love computing as much as I did….maybe it’ll rekindle my interest.

Kudos…amazing work folks.

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A bit disappointed in the use of mini-HDMI instead of Micro-HDMI. Micro-HDMI cables are common due to their use in smartphones and cameras now. Mini-HDMI is far more uncommon.

Computer itself is cheap, but by offsetting the cost to required accessories…

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I agree that microHDMI-adapters are more common, and I don’t see the advantage of miniHDMI, but maybe there is some.

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Agreed. I bet it was a cost decision like everything else at this *amazing* price, but still disappointed I can’t reuse my camera & phone micro-hdmi cable.

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I’m curious why they prefer miniHDMI to microHDMI.
The latter is more common and smaller.
It seems there is no reason to choose the former now.

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Very excited about this guys!

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Heh, this is great! Could you post the BOM by any chance?

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Can someone tell me the board version from /proc/cpuinfo for the Pi Zero?

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Congratulations for this achievement!

I can see that people are really excited.. My RPi applications would require a little bit different downsizing: I could happily live without video and even usb ports, but would badly need the Ethernet connection for IoT applications. Do you entertain such idea anytime in the near future?

I saw the comments on Ethernet before me: I would not like to use a USB Ethernet adaptor. I am using model Bs at the moment, as it was suggested by others. But if we take IoT seriously perhaps this networked low cost version would also make sense.. Even if it is not $5 but $8-10…

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Pretty sure on the normal Pi, the Ethernet is actually part of the USB bus, in the same way that on the model A you just have 1 usb port that goes directly to chip, but all B models the USB out from the main chip goes to effectively a Hub, giving you 2/4 ports and the Ethernet. Also the ethernet port would make it alot taller.

I’m not sure the Zero is primarily aimed at IOT, but theres a need for a Pi thats smaller to stick in other things like weather stations, off grid data loggers etc, which I think this makes it perfect for!

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You are right Dale: the Ethernet controller is sitting on the USB bus (at least I checked the Rpi A rev 2 schematics: the LAN9512 is indeed a USB hub and an Ethernet controller). Anyways I guess if I need to attach an external USB Ethernet adapter, then I am better off using the model B, which is so far the best for my applications.

Might get a Zero though if my village Sainsbury’s has got the MagPi :)

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WOW, I was just about to sign up for a subscription to the printed version, but it is already sold out!

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All is not lost! We’re awaiting new stock, so either join The MagPi’s mailing list at magpi.cc (sign-up box in the sidebar and the footer) or call our subs hotline (find numbers at https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/subscribe/) and leave your details.

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Hi,

Maybe it would be good idea to have the OTG usb size bigger, just to simple plug the 3G sticks. But, also with the piggy cable it is fine. On my opinion you are perfect !!!
Warmest Regards
Ioannis
http://www.pimodules.com

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Is it possible to purchase The MagPi from the United States?

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It will arrive in Barnes & Noble in a few weeks.

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We print in the UK and freight via ocean, so it usually hits newsstands about 3 weeks after the UK publication date. Barnes and Noble and Microcenter carry it.

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Congratulations this is a very important achievement, I live in Colombia, and use the raspberry as a very important tool in teaching.

Thank you for make the difference!!!

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I sort of welled up with tears. A computer free on a magazine. It’s blown my mind, a $5(USD) Linux computer is astonishing, I can’t wait to get hold of SOME!!

I hope the Queen is being advised to give out some honours for services to the computer industry, because you lot are amazing!

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What a thing to wake up to! Happy Thanksgiving indeed!
You guys keep doing it, amazing and impressing. Can’t wait to get my hands on one (or ten) of these little beauties!

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Does this have a hardware RNG in it, or would I need to add one?

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Yes, it does.

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Well, that pushed me from admiring to buying. Thanks for all the hard work!

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Will be (hopefully) snapping one of these up very soon!

I’m a 30 year old who has never done a day of coding or computer jiggery-pokery in my life (save from switching up components in pc’s and printers) so learning all about the Pi will be wonderful, really excited for this! Thank you to the Foundation and MagPi!!!!

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Hello. First of all, this is pretty amazing! :D

Now, I was thinking of subscribing for a year of the MagPI Magazine. But the issue #40 is Sold Out and if I want a subscription it will only start at issue #41. But I’m a little affraid that there’ll be a restock of the issue #40 with a PiZero.

Are you thinking about restocking the issue #40 or do you know if there’ll be another surprise on issues after this one?

Thank you.
Maio

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We’ll be restocking next week. If you sign up to the newsletter on the MagPi site, you’ll get a mail telling you when it’s available.

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Thank you very much. I’ll keep an eye on it.

But this is only for buying the single magazine right? New subscriptions don’t count?

Thank you once more.

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Yes, new subs do count. You can select which issue you get as your first when you subscribe – but hold off until the newsletter tells you issue 40 is back in stock!

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Thank you very much. :D

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When I subsribe now on the webiste with the 6 Months EU options, will I still get the PI zero? It says the subscription starts with #41

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Ridiculously excited about this! So much so that I immediately rang WH Smith for them to put a copy of Mag Pi #40 to one side (which they did – thanks Colwyn Bay WHS!!).
I got two in the end but was careful not to take them all :)
One I’ll keep in the wrapper to commemorate it’s world-first-computer-free-with-a-mag credentials.
Well done to the Foundation and huge thanks :)

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you rocks!!!1

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Awesome news!

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Great – but all sold out everywhere already. When will you restock?

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Hi, this is at least as astonishing as the Pi 2 with in each case the need to check it isn’t April 1st!
In the Magpi there is mention of a 3D-printed case for the Zero but the link doesn’t seem to work – magpi.cc doesn’t seem to exist any more – so maybe you could post a working version?
Thanks

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It’s suffering from the HUGE amount of traffic (the MagPi sites aren’t as optimised as this one is – we’re seeing more than 10,000 of you load this blog at once at the moment, but a lot of work goes into keeping things running under load). Pop back tomorrow; it’ll likely be working then.

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Thanks Liz
It’s very nostalgic to see the level of activity on the blog again after having gone a bit quiet in recent months.

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Not sure if this is the one cited in the MagPi, as the upload is only 5 hours old, but there is a case designed by someone at Adafruit on Thingiverse (not yet an official Adafruit upload though…)

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1157198

I suspect I won’t be the only one printing that this evening!

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…and for completeness, the design mentioned in the MagPi is here:

https://github.com/topshed/MagPiCase

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Be nice if I could find somewhere that has stock of any case for the Zero, managed to grab my Zero from WHS with The MagPI but now everywhere is sold out of cases!

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I’m guessing you already tried Pimoroni (who have a super-cute case). Hold on for a little bit – it’s only come out today, so a lot of the case designers are working on something right now.

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Yes Pimoroni had the Pibow case in stock earlier but I didn’t want to order it and then have it sat there with no Zero for it, pity because it looks pretty good and I feel I’m now going to be looking at my Zero in a lesser light until I get the Pibow for it.

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Ten years from now, you will probably remember, or will be allerted to, this particular date (26-11-2015) because of the paradigm shift in computing, or education, or hobby markets. Another term would be a game-changer event, literally. So remember were you were when you read about a $5 computer, or you lucky basterds, where you got your first. Make a note, you may get asked!

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Pretty good, the amount of RAM and and ability to run linux with display makes it really nice.

Unfortunately, there’s no communication module :/. maybe they upped couple of bucks in price and added a WiFi chip like ESP8266 on same board. This is really a missed opportunity here, almost perfect.

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Please add on board Wi-fi also on it to make it just awsum!

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When will there be stock available for UK? Is another batch coming?

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hello i was wondering will you still be able to emulate games up 16 or 32bit graphics with playable speeds?

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Please please make this available in India soon for the same price…

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How can I get them in Pakistan?

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I can’t find any site where the price is $5, on Adafruit’s site is $59, but iit’s a mega pack i don’t want.

in pi-supply is only £10 (like $16 USD). Where can i find it at, let’s say, $10?

Thanks

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Seems sad that the £4 / $5 dollar computer can’t be bought in the UK for this amount. Seems to be priced between £10 and £18 (with various included items).

Why is this??

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It can – Pi Hut, our Swag Store, Pimoroni, Pi Supply are all doing (they’re currently sold out but should be restocking some time next week) – I think some other outlets will bring the price in line as things calm down. It’s been a hell of a day.

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Liz when will you be stocking at the online stores in the UK please? Everywhere sold out.

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Should be within the next week or so, all being well.

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The “5” dollars computer costs on element14 about 17 euros (about 20 usd I think). So… Who is misleading who? In Romania five dollars are about 20, maybe 25 lei! Farnell element14 charges 75 lei fpr one raspberry pi zero! This is three times the price!

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In Poland Farnell wants 12 pounds …. Hope Pi Hut will send my order as it was made before 11AM… If i would have to buy it in PL it will be expensive while in Farnell only companies can buy, so soon some “wise” guys will sell them on auctions for 20 pounds. Easy money make people don’t care about open hardware and software ideas and rules.

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You can thank Europe for all that taxation.

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5$ = 20.75 lei
+ 22% TVA (4.56 lei)
Total = 25.31 lei
In Romania it can be sale with 45.00 Lei by Robofun but Element14 offers exclusivity to 3 stores. Because of that they can sell at whatever price they want.

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It seems every place selling the PI zero wants to force its customers to buy more than just it. I would love to see a place that sells it alone. They keep turning your so called $5 computer into $27 or more.

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Why do you permit element14 to sell it only bundled with overpriced cables when your main goal is to make a cheap computer that is accessible to all?

Letting people know they need certain cables to use it is fine, but allowing your distributors to profit from overpriced cables is not.

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Is it able to play android???

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Very cool to see a new cheaper version of the Raspberry Pi, I’ve ordered a couple in the past and will order this new one too. In fact, I wrote about it on my blog:

Most Epic Stuff

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I want it here in India.

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Nice

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OK. So does rPi zero support USB Back Power like it was in original A and B models?

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Yes!

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So it is very wise idea to back to this way of powering rPi. One cable less from usb hub ;-)

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People are asking where to get this for under $10. If you are in the UK, make your way to your local tesco (not tesco metro) and they are there for £5.99 with a free MagPi magazine (or vice versa, whatever way you want to look at it). I just bought two copies, one for me and one for a friend. This is amazing and will change the world! Thank you raspberry Pi foundation!

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This is just epic. It will so many applications. Where are the $9 computer guys…

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I love this! Now, what I’m still waiting for is a SATA connector on a RPI. Give us that, and you have conquered low cost computing.

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Would love to see this with ethernet for a few bucks more.

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You can – it’s called a Model B+!

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Public Speaking Grade: F

“Um” Grade: YIKES!

Someone at this company should invest in a role of gaffer’s tape, or maybe a lip stapler.

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Everyone is asking how to get this at less than $10. If you live in the UK, make your way to your local Tesco (not Tesco Metro) and you can get it for £5.99 with a free MagPi magazine (or vice versa, whatever way you want to look at it.) There were loads of copies still at my local store, the general public still haven’t got any idea that there is an actual computer there for £5.99. This will change the world! Thank you Raspberry Pi Foundation!

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No whinging from me…I’m SO excited to get my hands on a Pi Zero!

Massive kudos and credit to all those involved for their efforts in bringing this to the world, and a heartfelt thanks for all the joy, pleasure and interest that the Raspberry Pi has brought me so far. Keep up the great work! :)

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Hell, if Jason Statham recommends it, then I’m buying it!

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Congratulations to RaspBerryPi Foundation on this new foundational achievement :)

Only commenting that form factors should be stressed following ISO216 standard. Maybe through double boards.

Why? this will make easy in the future to ‘stack’ those modules, When multi-computing get a firmer grip.

Meanwhile, we should not let that ‘impossible’ steps [in the immediate future] disallow us from making ‘possible’ steps [at the present], on that direction.

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Stunning.

Can I know if there are any authorized resellers of Pi in India and if not, when would you plan to launch in India?

Thanks!

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Hello I Want to Purchase raspberry pi zero. I am From Pakistan.
Please Help me How i can Purchase this Item?

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How come there is no place actually selling these for $5 bucks other than walk-ins to the Microcenter which is several hundred miles away?

I don’t need a full kit because I already have adapters and power supplies and SD cards …..

Sorry but it feels like a bait and switch to me

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Pretty much everywhere that sells it online sold out several hours ago – it’s been VERY popular. Please keep an eye out; more stock should be arriving next week.

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Do you also call it bait and switch when you can’t buy a new iPhone on the afternoon of the day it is announced?

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Big thumbs up from modern third world (Algeria), as always Raspberrypi foundation is the best in cheap computers field, and I expect more in the future from them cause who did a great job will do better than the the last one, so congrats !
UNFORTUNATELY i can’t get one in my country!

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This is the most amazing thing for people in the developing world. The original RPi was great, but too expensive. This hits the sweet spot and will be much loved. Just don’t hand them all out to people in Europe and America!

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Did someone at the Pi foundation buy stock in an adapter company?

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Is that Jony Ives long lost half brother? Great tech but seriously the presentation video could do with some work. Its a bit informal. Fantastic product however you’ll need to get element14 to toe the line. They are point blank refusing to sell the item without bundling their junk and bumping up the price therefore making the low cost entirely pointless.

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Where on earth can I buy the MagPi?
I’ve been to WHSmith and they do not have it on their shelves … would like to get one first thing tommorow morning.

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Oh well,, now we need an even cheaper case for this little baby???

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Wow. £4. This changes everything! I have a recurring compulsion to just order 100 (when the one-per-person limit is lifted) and just put them everywhere. In the lights, in the oven, in the stereo….

The one issue I have is the camera and display ports, but I can see why that compromise has been made. Will there be a GPIO-driven adapter for the RPi Display (it’s theoretically possible), or camera? This would mean that it could be used for an easy drone camera, which it would be ideal for as it’s so small.

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Fantastic work RPi! … legendary foresight ;-)

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Everywhere I looked it’s consistently out of stock, so it must be selling quite well!

I will get one as soon as my store of choice re-stocks it.

Best wishes,
-k0nsl

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Quick question, does the Pi Zero SoC use a die shrink at all?

Just wondering where the power savings and performance improvements are coming from.

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Got mine and am in awe.

I wrote about it here: http://www.craiglockwood.co.uk/blog/we-have-come-a-long-way-baby

I wonder Liz Upton, I also run the http://www.madein.wales site, I would love to come to the factory for a look around so i can feature the Pi Zero on the site – could this happen?

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Drop me an email: liz (at) raspberrypi.org

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WOW – can NOT believe that you guys have managed to do it AGAIN. £4 for a computer – it’s insane.
Was lucky enough to snag one from Pimoroni at 8:05am, £4 + £2.50 P&P. Hopefully be here tomorrow :-D

Massive THUMBS UP & CONGRATULATIONS !!

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How many of the pi0s did you make? Whatever the number Not enough!
Use all 8 lines @ SONY.
Going to print the 3D case from the
Magpi while waiting. Great projects in the magpi #40..GREAT WORK.

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So, obviously I want twenty, but how do you get network on those things? Will the wifi dongle work?

I don’t think the glib “Just buy a B+” answer works.

First, if you find a retailer in France that’ll sell a B+ without gouging you on shipping or restocking fees, I will buy you it and a couple beers.

Second, after including the price of accessories, a B+ or 2B is a serious investment, good for a main pi. The zero is the reason I now think in terms of “main” and not “only”.

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Eben

Have you realised that the Postage Cost will probably be More than the Pi Zero itself :)

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Fyi în Romania costs $25 at local seller – not the bundle, not the kit. Just the SBC. I was onestly expecting be more than $5 because of the shipping costs and profit of the seller. But not 5x the original price. Hope to see it cheaper soon.

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Why does the Foundation keep releasing new stuff, but we never hear any news about the official display. This is all cool and I can understand the enthusiasm but really, will the display remain a rumour forever? It is too bad, I can’t wait and I am just going to have to buy someone else’s product.

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Sorry Liz! Your comment formatting threw away my sarcasm disclaimer.

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This is like – “WOW!!!”

Great work guys! Can’t wait for this to reach the states in a couple of weeks!

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For anyone who’s missed out on the magpi with free pi, ebay has one for £49 and one for £99, free delivery so it must be a bargain lol. I haven’t posted a link but I’m sure you can find them.

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That’s fantastic.

Farnell lists the board at 17 euro. That’s more than fair i think if you can easily aford one. However i hope that it is available for the 5 usd in the less developed part of the world.

It would be great to have a very cheap display as well. Thats hard i guess.

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In the less developed countries, where the salaries are 10 times lower, the price for a pi is usually up to 2-3x more expensive. Life is unfair.

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thnx for the comment. That’s horrible. What good is 5 usd if the ones for which it would make a difference can’t buy one …….

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Shame i got up so bloody late but i accept my fate. At least i only have to wait around a week before i get another chance!

Anywhoo… glad to see a spare change pi on sale, cant wait to get my hands on one!…

And once more distributors (there needs to be more, lots more!) sell the board at at least close to the £4 price point… a million would be sold in no time… a billion? Maybe.

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Today’s MagPi launch clearly created the desired frenzy, shame that there wasn’t sufficient supplies to meet demand. Not sure that they actually made it onto the shelves in my local store! Popped over to Coventry to try and get one; where my daughter and I were nearly knocked to the floor by some rude guy barging in to snatch the last one from infront of us.
Poor planning and bad business to create a demand and then not have enough product to service it.

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Awesome, but I wish it would have a Wifi or LAN connection.

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How on earth is it running faster than a Pi 1 with the decoupling on the wrong side? Did you short the core voltage to 3v3??

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Turns out you can get away with it (and by a considerable margin!)

It’s awesome!

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mmm… margin as in attempt to replace the 3.3v reg with a variable voltage one?

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What about a Pi Camera slot?

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Hey Liz,

Why are the Stores limited to UK and USA? We in middle Europe (Vienna, Austria) would like to offer Raspberry Pi Zero to our Region.

Buying Raspberry Pi from Farnell or RS-Components is another challenge.

Would be happy for a reply. Cheers

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Limited stock to begin with (as always) – we had a few tens of thousands, which didn’t go far. You should be able to get them via Farnell/RS when things have calmed down a little.

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Thanks a lot for your reply. But if we look at the Price of Farnell (€ 12,80 excl. Tax) or RS, than we get the Question why in UK or USA (Pimoroni, Adafruit) is $5 ?

Really to say I am asking the Question to why we are paying 157% more (excl. Tax) than UK Retail.

It would be a honor for us to be listed as preferred Store Raspberry Products like Pimoroni or Adafruit in Vienna.

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is it the drugs or his voice has several volumes, i feel confused

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Lousy recording equipment, I’m afraid. We’re sourcing some new stuff for next year.

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That man speaks in such a manner, particularly “lengthier” sentences.

-k0nsl

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Well I wanted issue 40 so I tried to buy it – sold out. And scumbags on eBay are trying to sell it for around 10 times the cover price of course – you should reprint and pull the rug out from under them, hope they bought many copies!

So I subscribed. Adding the cable bundle for subscribers made this an easy choice. Well done. I was hoping for built-in WiFi/Bluetooth but it will do.

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The release of the Magpi seems to have induced the desired frenzy; shame there wasn’t a sufficient supply of the magazines. Not sure if they even reached the shelves in my local store!. Popped over to Coventry where my daughter and I were nearly knocked to the floor by a rude fellow barging through to snatch the last copy from infront of us.
Poor planning and bad business to create a demand and then not have enough product to service it.

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You can order a Zero with a subscription from the Magpi site.

Predicting the future is still difficult. The Pi Zero was a very tightly guarded secret until this morning at 7am.

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Learning from the past is always good starting point for trying to predict the future… ie the original Pi release, the B+, the Pi2…is anyone really suprised by the popularity and demand for this magpi issue? Even selfish people helping themselves to an armfull of copies shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.
I can predict that there will be a lot disappointed Pi supporters out there.
Happy Christmas.

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AIUI there were over 100k made – all gone already. There are financial limits to how many you can print and make up front.

As Pete above says – the future is still proving difficult to predict.

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No, the future is easy to predict.

It’s being right that’s hard.

JM

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and just incase it isn’t obvious; those disappointed Pi supporters aren’t going to be the old blokes who could nip straight down to the supermarket and drive off with a boot full. They will be the young people teased into tuning-in to Eben’s announcement just before going to school. Then having waited excitedly all day, finding that all the shops have been cleaned out.
You don’t often get more than one chance to make a first impression but sadly the hype to product availability ratio has been poor with each Pi launch.”Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it” (Santayana).
Merry Christmas.

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I agree! I myself was brushed aside with some potency in Lidl this morning by a posse of feral old blokes who on a frenzied amble to clear the shelves of cheap mince pies. They thought they were RASPBERRY Pi(e)s Zeros like off the telly and were going mental for them! I was left clutching a packet of crushed Custard Creams. Which I don’t even like.
Releasing your so called “Pi Zero” on pension day didn’t help and all the schoolkids had spent their dinner money on gobstoppers and drugs by 7am anyway.

Also, even though it was “free” its not “free” becuase it had lots of expensive shiny PAPER attached so you had to pay for it. All so you can get your scam in the Daily Mail and other top newspaper to peddle your scam and get money for a giant turkey with sprouts this Christmas. What would Jesus think on his birthday?!

My friend is a lawyer and says that if you are giving something away for free then you to make sure everyone gets the free thing and that WH Smiths should have had bouncers on the door. Also, have you not learned from the past that people like free stuff? “People like free stuff” – Ghandi.

The solution is easy, why did you not think of this… just make millions of Pis say 70 million and then make the same amount of “magazines”. OK, this may have cost your Educational Charity about half a billion dollars (which you will no doubt say you do not have but I have read recently that you have your own space rocket) but using the “pigeon hole principle” (not “Magpi principle” you will note!) you can see that everyone in the UK could have had one.

Thanks to you my son’s CHRISTmas has been ruined, he’s been asking for a “Pi Zero” for months and now I can’t even look at his little tear-stained face. Also he can now never become a games designer, I bet you feel really proud now. Next time you make free or cheap stuff make sure you make enough for everyone and not be selfish.

Merry New Year and thanks for nothing (nothing – Pi Zero! Because Zero is nothing! Ha – take that!)

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Clearly your understanding here is limited; although you have a least noticed that this is supposed to be an EDUCATIONAL charity. As Rory Cellan-Jones reported and Eben conceded, most Raspberry-Pi have ended up in “the hands of middle-aged hobbyists” rather than boys and girls. When referring to ‘old blokes’ I wasn’t just referring to retired people; this meant anyone who had left school; for example, wage-earners, hobbyists, students, sociopaths and lay-abouts. While this episode has evidently been a sales ‘triumph’ I don’t actually believe that this was the motivating force behind the cover-mount.
Raspberry Pi products are brilliant and the foundation is clearly educationally focused, so I don’t think that this was a sales-drive or an attempt to manipulate people into taking out a subscription to the MagPi. I prefer to believe that this was a genuine (if perhaps naive) attempt to put an ultra cheap device into the hands of YOUNG people; overcoming the financial barrier and inspiring them to learn to code. Sadly, smug people like you have chosen to snaffle them up, so out of the total of 10,000 MagPi copies, that Eben said had been printed; how many do you think ended up in the hands of the target audience just before Christmas? Very few, I suspect.
The Pi-Zero board will be available from the usually suppliers, so I sincerely hope that many of these devices do eventually reach the hands of young people and that Scrooge has only a Pyrrhic victory.
I can write this in wax-crayon if that makes it easier for you to understand.
“Merry Christmas and God bless us, everyone” (Tiny Tim).

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I agree! It’s great to know that your defninition of “old blokes” actually means “anyone who has left school” (the meaning has been blurred for some time!) and includes “students, sociopaths and lay-abouts”. Even students and lay-abouts need to study after all! Not so sure about socipaths learning computing though – who knows what those crazies will get up to? ‘No good’ I suspect, who wants antisocial robots hanging around their local Spar and causing a ruckus? Not me!

You make a strong argument with statements such as “Clearly your understanding here is limited”, “smug people like you”, and “I can write this in wax-crayon”. Point taken. Kapow! Ouch! Most people get upset when others make lots of assumptions with no evidence whatsoever and then play the man and not the ball. Not me! You have my full support – and I don’t even have a Pi Zero!

Happy Hanukkah!

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Blimey – I had no idea that you were supporting me with your amusing stories. I somehow leapt to the conclusion that this was a sarcastic attack from an entirely different camp. I’d better refrain from taking part in the discussion again; lest someone else decides to support me. Thus beaten I leave the arena to you.
“If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart” (Socrates).

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“If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart” (Socrates).”

I agree! Well done, here’s a rooster!

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Someone, please buy one for me and mail it to Brazil. Exchange for something you want here in Brazil.

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Sunshine?

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Awesome news. Just got from an old colleague the link.
I am not financially very fortunate and soon I need to replace my aging netBook. I am again looking into the possibility of using it for my work (I do one2one teaching).
@Liz Upton, @Eben Upton: may I ask if you could get in touch with me by my eMail please? Thank you.

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Even in UK, as a CPC accounting holder private customer, they are only listing a “Raspberry Pi Zero And Cables bundle” for £12.648 including V.A.T. (quantity 1-49) order code: SC13974 http://cpc.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/raspberrypi-zero/zerocables-bundle/dp/SC13974 {“awaiting delivery”} but they are not listing the bare unit, which for $5.00 equates to approximately £3.33 – I have asked them what gives, awaiting a response…

(Mind you, they now only do free delivery for web-orders over £5 excluding V.A.T. – was no minimum over Summer months – so I would want to buy a few other things anyhow!)

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Would love an ARMv7-A version, because some tool-sets are not v6 compatible, like Xojo for RPi. http://developer.xojo.com/raspberry-pi

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Finally, the one that we can really afford! Tqvm guys!!

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how can I buy it, I am in China!!!!!! ?

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Just wait a week or 2, local factories will be churning them out by the millions :-)

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Omg!! Great news!! Love you guys!!!
One question only..

In the raspitv it sais :

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a special edition model, so nothing (long-term availability, price stability, feature set or form factor) is guaranteed past the initial production run(s). However, if it’s popular enough, it’s quite possible that more will be made.

As i can see there is a lot of request for the zero..
I hope that you will make enough for everyone because as many people i missed too the opportunity to buy it..
everywhere is sold out..

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I’m not aware of anywhere official stating it’s special and limited edition. In fact, you can still buy original* model B boards, should you need that particular form factor (http://uk.farnell.com/raspberry-pi/raspbrry-modb-512m/sbc-raspberry-pi-model-b-512mb/dp/2434669?ost=2434669&selectedCategoryId=).

*okay, it has 512MB of RAM, not 256MB…

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Everything you may want to do with it involves WiFi!

Wifi should have been included it even if it made it more expensive. 99% of the people buying this will have to add a wifi module.

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think who that the main target audience are? education by any chance thinking of the stated aims of the foundation

how many schools would want to pay the extra for having WiFi added that they would not use, but a £4 device they could afford to give that to every student to help teach coding

locally most schools here have a 100-150 young people per year, so for £400-£600 they can give every student in a year one of these

that is how affordable these are for education

keep it up RPi foundation

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Defiantly getting one when it’s back in stock…

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Amazing job Raspberry Foundation. Don’t stop here, remove the HDMI connection but give it some network connectivity.

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Its really great!

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How can I use a camera module with this? Can I connect a webcam via the USB port? will that work?

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Never fails. Usually around the holidays you guys have something up the sleeve. I think it’s great that you are thinking of the budget-conscious programmers out there. And now for $5 anyone can have a slice of Pi in their hands. I probably won’t bite on this one though as I’ve already invested a small fortune in each of the previous iterations of Pi. Plus I don’t have much of a need for it right now. I don’t really need a new device which I’ll only get limited use out of. But for the cost, I might pick one up sometime down the road.

Hopefully those wifi issues with Jessie will be solved by then but who knows. I doubt it. If it could run MATE then that would be top shelf but right now MATE only works on Pi2 and it’s been about a year now with no updates so like with everything else, crap in one hand and piss in the other.

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This is amazing. But as i feared in Romania where i live this is actually 26$. Not a huge amount but not as good as 5$.

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Incredible! Way to go
Quite a few comments about not having wifi and the price going up if that was added.
I was thinking replace the hdmi with wifi. These could then be running in every electrical socket :-)
wifi routers don’t have display port. You can just get by with ssh or a web server to configure.
thanks again,
sanjay

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It looks awesome, but in Mexico they are selling it at $32 dollars without shipping, It’s 6 times the actual price!! , people at raspberry worked hard to make an awesome product, and sellers are overpricing it.
I know that for some people 32 dollar is still affordable but believe me for some students here in Mexico it’s a big deal.
I think I’ll have to wait, thanks to raspberry for supporting students with these products.

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Gee whiz, looks like I’m going to be adding something new to little electronic universe.

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Is it gonna have a WiFi interface card?

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When It will be available in India? This is great for doing projects directly in raspiberry pi than any other microcontroller…
I am waiting …

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I am just reading the latest MagPi, specifically the “Essential Pi Zer0 tips”. This recommends installing avahi-daemon (so far so good) then proceeds to give instructions to set /etc/network/interfaces using dhcp!!!!!! Why???? This is incompatible with the instructions on this site for Configuring WiFi. It will break the WiFi widget in the GUI and disable dhcpcd which provides zero-conf by default, and generally improves the Pi networking setup.

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WTF! only $5!

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I wish Zero B will have a normal size HDMI so I can just connect it to normal monitor.
And may be two/three normal size USBs, to connect normal keyboard/mouse/wifi dongle.
(May be a wifi, too, that I think everyone would like networking)
Then that will be a computer.

They won’t add much to the price, will they?

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most connectors are oversized anyway. With these becoming mainstream. this will be the new “normal” for cables without adapters in 2 yrs anyway

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Hi!

It is miracle!
I lost the motivation to develop hardware.
I want this!!

Thank you for always fantastic news. :-)

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Wow. A computer cost less than a 6-pack of crappy American beer, and less than one good beer at a pub. That’s just mind boggling.

I know for sure that any kid in US with the gumption to mow lawns, rake leaves, or shovel snow can get one of these on their own and that is truly wonderful!

I’m ordering 5 as soon they’re available. Aside from wanting some for myself I want them so I can give them to kids who show an interest in learning. I’ve already given several away, but I can give lots more away now!!

Thank you all…

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This is amazing and incredible! Of course I would like to get my hands dirty on this. By any chance, can it be shipped to India?

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Well done guys !!! A free computer on the front of a magazine ! Its going to be hard to top this now – there is no excuse for any child interested in computing to not get involved now. This is an historical day in British computing. Thank you.

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You’re ‘avin a Giraffe!!!! A fiver?!!?!!?
Brilliant!
(Cancels order for Chinese Arduino clones…)
-Andy

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Does it have the same odd I2C-Bug like the normal PIs?
I really would like to use the PIs more often, but
without reliable I2C its useless for me.

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Yes. Our I2C RTC module just plugged in and worked!

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Congrats!

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Cannot find a reasonable cost in the US. They are tying up inventory with overpriced bundles and shipping. $21.49 shipped from MCM is a joke!!

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Please do not sell your product to Google, Apple oder Microsoft. it would be great if you remain independent and uses Linux als operating system.

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Is the MagPi available in Sweden?

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Amazing – well done to all at RasPi towers to make this happen.

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I’ve just received an email saying that MagPi issue 40 is available to buy. But when I follow the link it still shows as out of stock. Is it / Will it be available again?

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That happened to me too. I saw the message 40 minutes after it arrived, but when clicking the link, it was showing as out of stock. :(

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This seems a really cool product.
Just wondering if you will include a built-in WIFI in coming versions? If YES, When?

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Is it available in India ?

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Great Thing!!!!
but will this replace the A+?
I´d like to order a Zero (which is sold out) and a A+ but couldn´t find the A+ in the swag store.

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No, it’s not replacing the A+ – we just don’t have any in stock ourselves at the moment!

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Some questions concerning other Rpi models embedding BCM2835 :
– Those models will be cloked to 1GHz like Rpi Zero ?
– Rpi model A+ will be increased with 512MB of RAM like Rpi Zero ?

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Can this be plugged directly into the Motorola Lap Dock ? as per the Motorola Atrix 4g Phone connections – this would negate the need for any cables and make it a tidy little package

And is there going to be a case for it ?

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No.
Motorola lapdock has micro hdmi male and pi-zero has mini hdmi female.
For usb it would work. And since you can backpower the Pi-Zero you can power it from the lapdock.

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Wally’s encounter just came true! http://dilbert.com/strip/1995-06-24

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As this thing is so cheap , could i cluster 2 of them ,emulate x64 on the cluster to add some (probably as slow as it gets) cpu cores to my pc running win 10 so they could do the little work so my main cpu could do the heavy work a bit faster or even both every in the same application ?!? (I dont care if it makes sense , i just want to know if that would work or if i should use something else for that to work)

Sry for my bad English .

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Congratulations, a great achievement!

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Where can you actually get a Pi Zero for $5, every site I visited had them bundled with pritz I don’t need????????

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Nowhere I have seen yet…

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I think it may take a while. Most supply houses will cash in on the demand by including overpriced extras that many people don’t want. Later maybe we will be able to get then for “The Price”. Here in Oz the price should be $7 but the best available, but with no stock is $19+. Almost triple the price! I for one just want the boards, no leads.

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We are only a tiny screen away from introducing the pipod

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Can i take flash photos of this new pi without it crashing?

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Good memory for arcana there. Yes.

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Hi guys,
I still have a question, how does Pi Zero have access to the internet?
I don’t see an ethernet adapter and as far as I know, there is no built-in wifi module.
I assume by using a usb-wifi stick, but if someone can tell me more about it, you’re welcome.

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You guessed correctly: you’ll need to add a wifi dongle.

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Sorry Liz Upton.

This is a question you will really love to hate. Usually it is, why isn’t there [some feature] on the new pi.

Has the raspberry pi foundation any statements for how the use of people for the construction of the pi is governed, something like “fair trade”.

The pi is aproaching zero cost, but there can be people costs behind it’s production.

As the pi is components based, the final product being only directly auditable by the foundation, it is probably only the last step, component assembly, that one can make a statement on.

The question came up in Denmark.

I have to start googling as to if there is something already stated: I am a bit lazy by asking here

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As you’ve guessed, all we have direct knowledge of is the final stage. The factory is in Wales, we visit often, it’s a lovely place and if you search this blog you’ll find a lot of pictures of the people who work there doing their jobs.

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I knew you guys would have the aspect under control.
I love Wales :)

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I love whales, too!
(Couldn’t eat a whole one right now…)
JOKE!!!! (T’is Friday)

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