The Raspberry Pi foundation was alway trying to make computers as available s possible. In 2012 they released A+ model, that even now costs 20$, and it was a super success. Today Zero Pi was released and it costs only 5(!!!)$. Meanwhile, buying the PiMag in this month (#40) you can even get this new computer for free as a gift.

This novelty is available now in the UK and US stores like Adafruit, Pimoroni, element14 and The Pi Hut and in a few shops Zero Pi is already out of stock. Hot sales! To start a work with a new Raspi you’ll need some things (cables, pins, USB adapter etc), that are, actually, sales in kits for Zero, so it’ll take about 60$.

Millions of people started programming with RaspberryPi since 2012 and now a low price and new features will attract even more public.

Main features

  • 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


You can also find a video with GPIO Zero Test Drive here.