Raspberry Pi Foundation on its fifth birthday introduced Raspberry Pi Zero W which is an upgraded version of Raspberry Pi Zero. Raspberry Pi Foundation develops single-board computers. These are low cost, high performance computers. These computers are used for educational purposes worldwide.
Raspberry Pi Zero is a wonderful smaller version of the original Raspberry Pi but it lacked the wireless connectivity. Raspberry Pi Foundation added both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to it upgraded version Raspberry Pi Zero W.
Although this upgrade doubled the price of Raspberry Pi Zero but it still costs $10 which is quite affordable. Raspberry Pi Zero W has dimensions 2.6″ x 1.2″ x 0.2″ which is very small for a computer. Pi Zero W can be bought with a case having three interchangeable lids.
Here’s a breakdown of the full specs on the Raspberry Pi Zero W:
- 1GHz, Single-core CPU
- 512MB RAM
- Mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports
- Micro USB power
- HAT-compatible 40-pin header
- Composite video and reset headers
- CSI camera connector
- 802.11n wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 4.0
Raspberry Pi Zero W has a size comparable to credit card and it can easily fit into a robot circuits and other development kits. The demand for this device was very high from the start and most of the distributers went immediately out of stock. We hope that this device will be easier to find as compared to original Raspberry Pi.