The folks at Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled their cheapest programmable computing board today, the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Measuring just 65 x 30mm, the tiny computer board is no slouch as far as its capabilities go. It packs a Broadcom BCM2835 application processor, which is close to 40% faster than the first generation Pi. It also includes 512MB LPDDR2 SDRAM, unpopulated composite video header, unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header, mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output, micro-USB sockets for data and power, and a micro SD card slot for storage.
Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian OS and can run apps such as Scratch, Minecraft, and Sonic Pi. It will be available starting today in the UK and US. Customers in the UK can get their Pi Zero at element14, The Pi Hut, and Pimoroni. In the US, the tiny computer can be purchase from Adafruit and in-store at Micro Center. Raspberry will also be giving away a free Pi Zero on front of each copy of the MagPi’s December issue.