Tuesday saw the launch of our brand-new $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, the next step in the evolution of our tiniest computer, now equipped with wireless LAN and Bluetooth.
*looks around house*
"I've got too many SBCs. Really must get rid of some…"
*new @Raspberry_Pi Zero W released*
"SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"
— Steve Anderson and the Long Covid Experience ?? (@IrregularShed) February 28, 2017
As we hoped, the Zero W was very well received, with units flying off the virtual shelves of our official distributors.
— The Pi Hut (@ThePiHut) February 28, 2017
By close of business on launch day, Zero Ws were winging their way to tens of thousands of excited makers, all eager to retrofit their existing Zero projects, or find new ways to build with the updated tech.
We wanted to highlight some of the best responses we’ve received over the last few days: a mix of tweets, status updates and videos that made us smile.
Andy definitely wins the prize for most excitable launch day video. His enthusiasm is infectious!
Pi Borg wasted no time in fitting the Zero W into one of their Pololu kits. We’re looking forward to seeing it in action at the Big Birthday Weekend on Saturday.
Raspberry Pi Foundation CEO Philip Colligan took the Zero W along with him yesterday when he joined the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to help launch the UK Government’s Digital Strategy.
— STEAM Co. ?????✊ (@ST3AMCo) March 1, 2017
And there’s always an eruption of excitement from the Comms team when Wil jumps on board!
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) February 28, 2017
We also saw some brilliant launch videos from members of our community.
We even became a Twitter Moment which, for many of us avid Tweeters, was kinda a big deal. Plus, well… pizza.
And we were trending!
All in all, a great fifth birthday launch day was had by all.
— James @raspjamberlin (@monkeymademe) February 28, 2017
If you ordered a Pi Zero W, make sure you share your projects with us across all social media or in the comments below. We can’t wait to see what you get up to with our newborn bundle of joy!