Raspberry Pi Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Zero is half the size of a Model A+, with twice the utility. A tiny Raspberry Pi that’s affordable enough for any project!

  • Getting started
  • Specifications
  • Software & OS
  • Compliance

To get started you’ll need:

  • A micro SD card with NOOBS (see Software & OS tab)
  • A micro USB power supply (available from you local reseller)

Learn more in the hardware help guide.

Configuration guide

Click here for basic and advanced guides to configuring your Raspberry Pi (some guides refer to features not available on the Pi Zero).

Remote access

Click here for more information on accessing your Raspberry Pi remotely.

Hardware

Technical specifications

The Raspberry Pi Zero is half the size of a Model A+, with twice the utility. A tiny Raspberry Pi that’s affordable enough for any project!

  • 1GHz single-core CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mini HDMI port
  • Micro USB OTG port
  • Micro USB power
  • HAT-compatible 40-pin header
  • Composite video and reset headers
  • CSI camera connector (v1.3 only)

Hardware specifications

Click here for more detailed information on the Raspberry Pi hardware.

Obsolescence statement

End of life of the Raspberry Pi Zero is currently stated as being not before January 2022.

 

Software installation

Beginners should start with the NOOBS (New Out Of Box Software) operating system installation manager, which gives the user a choice of operating system from the standard distributions.

SD cards with NOOBS pre-installed should be available from any of our global distributors and resellers.

Alternatively, you can download NOOBS here.

Raspbian is the recommended operating system for normal use on a Raspberry Pi.

  • Click here for basic examples to help you get started with some of the software available in Raspbian
  • Click here for more detail on the Raspbian operating system
  • Click here for information on some fundamental Linux usage and on commands for navigating the Raspberry Pi and managing its file system and users

Compliance

The Raspberry Pi Zero has undergone extensive compliance testing and meets the following European standards:

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2014/30/EU
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU

Global Compliance Certificates are available to view and download here:

European Declaration of Conformity