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Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:17 am

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/

And check out this month's MagPi. We're the first magazine ever to give away a computer on the front cover.
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:21 am

liz wrote:And check out this month's MagPi. We're the first magazine ever to give away a computer on the front cover.
Can't from here.
404 - PAGE NOT FOUND :(

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:24 am

Keep trying. The website's getting a LOT of visitors at the moment. For some reason. :lol:
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:42 am

A major thank you guys!!!!!! ^_^

Remember the first electronic mags with computers on the cover... Now it that time again! A computer on the cover! A real one!!!!

Could not wait!!!!. Just ordered one!

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Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:45 am

Wow Congrats, my mind just went *poof*
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:55 am

I'm going to get a magpi I'm going to get a magpi.... Mad superstitions I know ill get two, for joy!
Where in Stratford can I get two magpis?

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:57 am

Incredible. I always imagined that one day kids would find computers falling out of their cornflake packets. We're almost there!

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:02 am

liz wrote:https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/

And check out this month's MagPi. We're the first magazine ever to give away a computer on the front cover.
Well WH Smiths needs a visit this morning..............
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:03 am

Looking at the specs and how the connectors are set... Mega oh my!

Though Black Friday deals were boring this year. Not now!

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:07 am

I like the look of it. Not sure if I can get a copy of the MagPi around here, but I'll check out all the local newsagents :)

Leaving the GPIO connector off has two advantages: You can just solder in wires (or boards) as needed for your own projects, and those that really wish can solder in a socket in place of the pins.

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:12 am

Makes the $8.00 http://getchip.com look expensive..

Another competitor has been blown away, wonder how this will effect the MicroBit ?
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:17 am

If any of you fancy a tour of the board or a look of it in action, catch my video about the new Zero here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:27 am

raspberrypiguy1 wrote:If any of you fancy a tour of the board or a look of it in action, catch my video about the new Zero here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg

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Watched it. Thank you! ^_^

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:44 am

More photos and video walkround also here...

http://raspi.tv/2015/raspberry-pi-zero- ... i-magazine

It's an awesome little board. I quite fancy making a smaller version of my Pi 'Smartwatch' :)
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:44 am

Is there I2S (for audio) on there? On old Pi it was via P5 then made available via GPIO and this has full GPIO with backward compatibility ... but the various videos and blog post do not explicitly mention it.

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:55 am

Paul Webster wrote:Is there I2S (for audio) on there? On old Pi it was via P5 then made available via GPIO and this has full GPIO with backward compatibility ... but the various videos and blog post do not explicitly mention it.
Pimoroni seem to have a solution for that: https://shop.pimoroni.com/collections/r ... s/phat-dac
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:07 am

Would someone who has a Pi Zero please post the Revision number from /proc/cpuinfo? I would like to update my table of revisions

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:10 am

AndyD wrote:Would someone who has a Pi Zero please post the Revision number from /proc/cpuinfo? I would like to update my table of revisions
It's in the specs on my blog
http://raspi.tv/2015/raspberry-pi-zero- ... i-magazine

but if you're feeling lazy...

900092
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:18 am

lol the pics comparing Pi0 to A+ and 2B are incredible..

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:20 am

Really need a new tag line now:

"An ARM/Linux box for $5.Take a byte !"
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:21 am

alexeames wrote:It's in the specs on my blog
http://raspi.tv/2015/raspberry-pi-zero- ... i-magazine

but if you're feeling lazy...

900092
Thanks, I had looked at you blog and the video, but had missed it.

edit: Updated my code. Should now identify Model Zero correctly.

Code: Select all

memory: 512 MB
processor: Broadcom BCM2835
i2cDevice: /dev/i2c-1
model: Model Zero
manufacturer: Sony
pcb revision: 2
warranty void: no
revision: 900092
peripheral base: 0x20000000
Last edited by AndyD on Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:26 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:22 am

mikerr wrote:Really need a new tag line now:

"An ARM/Linux box for $5.Take a byte !"
Oh that brings back 2011 memories...
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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:27 am

It's a shame that all the adapters you need to connect anything are bigger than the computer!

Is there such a thing as a micro-usb WIFI dongle?

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:30 am

Great little computer :D
I was like Ohhh, I want one .... Doh, no camera connector :?
Would have been ideal for a security camera.
It could have been kept unpopulated on the bottom side.

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Re: Meet Raspberry Pi Zero: the $5 computer

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:31 am

No microUSB wifi dongles available, but you COULD get
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00R87KAQW
And stick a normal one on the end. I believe that would work.
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