Pi Zero
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Pi Zero: the $5 computer

We earlier wrote about the Chip, a $9 computer, but now, the Raspberri Pi Foundation has announced the Pi Zero.

If you watch that video, you will see that they gave away 10,000 of these Raspberry Pi Zero computers on the cover of the December issue of their magazine. Giving away 10,000 computers seems expensive, but not when the cost is $5. These cheap computers are finding their way into all sorts of applications these days, and the most called resources in GitHub are for Raspberri Pi in the past week. 

Raspberry Pi also powers two of the more interesting new computers to hit the market:

  • The 21 Bitcoin Computer which comes will the entire blockchain in its 128 GB SD card and a dedicated Bitcoin mining chip.
  • The Kano computer kit which allows kids to build their own computer and program it. If they want to do more after that, they can get the 21 computer. You will be doing them a huge favor as they will be figuring stuff out that will change the world in the coming years.

About the 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!"

1Ghz, Single-core CPU
Mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports
Micro USB power
HAT-compatible 40-pin header
Composite video and reset headers