Raspberry Pi Zero £4.80 (£7.30 inc P&P) @ The pihut
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Raspberry Pi Zero £4.80 (£7.30 inc P&P) @ The pihut

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Found 30th Jun 2017
Back in stock? Raspberry Pi Alexa here we come!

Edit: There's one with built in Wi-fi and Bluetooth for not much more.
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Also bear in mind the Zero (either version) doesn't have a 3.5mm out or the associated filters so you'll either have to knock one up yourself if you're handy with a soldering iron ( about £2-3 in components ), use a USB one but you'll then need a hub to plug the microphone in as well or spend more money on a speaker hat.

Perfectly doable and a fun project but if you don't go for the DIY approach it starts eating into the £20 difference between one of these and a Pi 3 which is plug and play.

Definitely recommend a PS3 Eye for a microphone, cheapest decent array mic by some margin, particularly if you pick one up for 50p from CEX
Edited by: "b1g1an" 30th Jun 2017
shootomanUK

will this run battlefield one ??


Yes it will
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Might as well get the W by the time you've added wifi.
It's the non wi-fi/Bluetooth one.
'back in stock'? they haven't been out of stock for some time now have they? i ordered one last week. Also, if you plan to use this for alexa, i would, personally, for the zero w thepihut.com/pro…425
What the devil is this device?
JumpMan19804 m ago

What the devil is this device?

It's ​a mini computer
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Josh.Rogan

'back in stock'? they haven't been out of stock for some time now have … 'back in stock'? they haven't been out of stock for some time now have they? i ordered one last week. Also, if you plan to use this for alexa, i would, personally, for the zero w https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w?variant=30332705425



Oh. Good shout. Gonna see if i can cancel my order and get that instead...
Also bear in mind the Zero (either version) doesn't have a 3.5mm out or the associated filters so you'll either have to knock one up yourself if you're handy with a soldering iron ( about £2-3 in components ), use a USB one but you'll then need a hub to plug the microphone in as well or spend more money on a speaker hat.

Perfectly doable and a fun project but if you don't go for the DIY approach it starts eating into the £20 difference between one of these and a Pi 3 which is plug and play.

Definitely recommend a PS3 Eye for a microphone, cheapest decent array mic by some margin, particularly if you pick one up for 50p from CEX
Edited by: "b1g1an" 30th Jun 2017
may as well spend a little bit more and get the pi zero w
will this run battlefield one ??
These are great - you can use this model to make a pi-hole pi-hole.net/
Is this not the usual price? Pimoroni has stock too. Didn't think these were in short supply these days.
shootomanUK

will this run battlefield one ??


Yes it will
I was just in Greggs and they also a zero raspberry pi's.
Pimoroni.com and modmypi.com also have them at same price,
and those two give free postage on orders over £50 - thepihut doesn't.
b1g1an

Also bear in mind the Zero (either version) doesn't have a 3.5mm out or … Also bear in mind the Zero (either version) doesn't have a 3.5mm out or the associated filters so you'll either have to knock one up yourself if you're handy with a soldering iron ( about £2-3 in components ), use a USB one but you'll then need a hub to plug the microphone in as well or spend more money on a speaker hat.Perfectly doable and a fun project but if you don't go for the DIY approach it starts eating into the £20 difference between one of these and a Pi 3 which is plug and play.Definitely recommend a PS3 Eye for a microphone, cheapest decent array mic by some margin, particularly if you pick one up for 50p from CEX



Can't you just have the audio carried over HDMI?
ackbar

Yes it will



It also drives you to work and is a two week holiday.
_sion

It's a mini computer



What's it for?
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shootomanUK

will this run battlefield one ??



Yep but low frame rate at 4K
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JumpMan1980

What's it for?



Whatever a computer can do, so can this.
Josh.Rogan

'back in stock'? they haven't been out of stock for some time now have … 'back in stock'? they haven't been out of stock for some time now have they? i ordered one last week. Also, if you plan to use this for alexa, i would, personally, for the zero w https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w?variant=30332705425


I want one for a media device for TV run Prime and Netflix etc would this do the job ? Would I need additional parts
OrribleHarry

Whatever a computer can do, so can this.



For £7.30?
jonesjd

These are great - you can use this model to make a pi-hole … These are great - you can use this model to make a pi-hole https://pi-hole.net/



Im confused. How does it connect to the network if it doesnt have Ethernet (or in this case WIFI) ?
shootomanUK

will this run battlefield one ??


No but it will run minesweepers perfectly at full resolution and 60 fps
JumpMan1980

For £7.30?


Yep. The £30 Raspberry Pi 3 can be set up in half an hour with a full operating system and will do pretty much what any entry level laptop will do.
JumpMan1980

For £7.30?



You don't need one.
Skyrim PI edition is being announced soon!
hotshot

I want one for a media device for TV run Prime and Netflix etc would this … I want one for a media device for TV run Prime and Netflix etc would this do the job ? Would I need additional parts



I wouldn't recommend it, firstly the pi 3 would be much better equipped, secondly while i think that netflix is possible using chromium, it wouldn't be an ideal solution - i, personally, haven't done it so apologies if i sound a little vague. The pi zero and zero w would be best suited to those that have a job in mind, some sort of script to run, home automation that kind of thing, to have a bit of a better computer or media centre i would always recommend the pi 3. That said if it is JUST for a media center there may even be better options at the £30 price point
leaston

Yep. The £30 Raspberry Pi 3 can be set up in half an hour with a full … Yep. The £30 Raspberry Pi 3 can be set up in half an hour with a full operating system and will do pretty much what any entry level laptop will do.



With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a kitchen computer but really it wasn't up to the task, any more than 4 tabs open in a browser or streaming media and you are going to end up frustrated.
jonesjd

These are great - you can use this model to make a pi-hole … These are great - you can use this model to make a pi-hole https://pi-hole.net/



That actually look's decent. :-)
Smithers37

You don't need one.



Oh you little rotter you X)
Lewman

Im confused. How does it connect to the network if it doesnt have … Im confused. How does it connect to the network if it doesnt have Ethernet (or in this case WIFI) ?


Well you can add a USB WiFi dongle, but once you've bought that you would have been better off going for the Pi Zero W - especially since the Pi Zero doesn't have many spare USB ports.

There are plenty of embedded projects which don't need any networking - those are the sort of projects that this Pi Zero is best suited for. You might talk to it over the serial port for example. For everyone else, interested in more typical computing, get a Pi with some networking onboard.
Also note, that you are likely to need something like a Pi Zero Essentials kit along with a power supply to get going with either this Pi Zero, or the better Pi Zero W.
thepihut.com/pro…kit
In particular, you are going to want the mini HDMI adapter if you want to see what is going on.

If you are new to Raspberry Pi, you will have a much easier experience with a Pi 3.
Get this if you want to move on to battery powered projects. It's the low power consumption, not the low price that makes the Pi Zero good.
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Josh.Rogan

With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a … With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a kitchen computer but really it wasn't up to the task, any more than 4 tabs open in a browser or streaming media and you are going to end up frustrated.



What OS were you running?
Josh.Rogan

With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a … With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a kitchen computer but really it wasn't up to the task, any more than 4 tabs open in a browser or streaming media and you are going to end up frustrated.


It depends which version of Linux you run and how you configure it. I've had cheap Windows laptops that struggled with exactly what you describe. The Pi isn't perfect or massively powerful, but it certainly can be a desktop replacement if you only need web browsing, basic games (retro gaming on it is outstanding), media, productivity and coding
Tried to get AI Project (from the MagPi Magazine Promo), running on my Zero, failed! Don't 'really' want to upgrade to the the 3 but the Zero is fairly limiting.
Solipsist2 h, 25 m ago

Also note, that you are likely to need something like a Pi Zero Essentials …Also note, that you are likely to need something like a Pi Zero Essentials kit along with a power supply to get going with either this Pi Zero, or the better Pi Zero W. https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-essential-kitIn particular, you are going to want the mini HDMI adapter if you want to see what is going on.If you are new to Raspberry Pi, you will have a much easier experience with a Pi 3.Get this if you want to move on to battery powered projects. It's the low power consumption, not the low price that makes the Pi Zero good.


Power supply yes but you don't need anything else with a W other than an SD card. All the gui does is slow it down so just use the lite version of the os and SSH into it headless, you so all the good stuff in a terminal window anyway.
I've got a zero i've had for a few months now and haven't figured out what to do with. I might get the Zero W and the snes controllers pihut sell for £5 and use an emulator to make my own tiny snes. Cheaper than the £80 one that's sold out everywhere.
Josh.Rogan

With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a … With respect, i wouldn't go that far - I did have one running as a kitchen computer but really it wasn't up to the task, any more than 4 tabs open in a browser or streaming media and you are going to end up frustrated.



Latest edition of the MagPi magazine features an article about someone using a Pi 3 as a desktop PC. Free to download from here >>> raspberrypi.org/mag…59/

I have one in my home office I use as a PC and while its not as quick as a modern PC/Laptop, its brilliant for £30 and does everything I need it to do. Like you say, if you overload it then it can struggle.
sotomonkey

Can't you just have the audio carried over HDMI?


Yes, you can.


JumpMan1980

For £7.30?


Yes, but obviously, considering its size and price, it's not a fast computer and because it has an ARM CPU (the type you'd get in a phone, rather than a desktop PC) it's rather limited in what software it can run - the standard OS for it is Raspbian, which is based on Debian (so Unix/Linux essentially), you won't be able to install any normal version of Windows on it (it only supports Windows 10 IoT, which it's ideal for if you have a use for that) or any native Windows apps. You could hook one of these up to a keyboard, mouse, monitor and speakers, go online and browse the internet, watch videos and play music, download files, write text documents, make spreadsheets and play games, all the usual computer stuff, but - again, given its size and price - it's meant to be used more as a microcontroller, i.e. the 'brain' of any smart device you might want to make. Typical uses for a Pi Zero include adding a camera to turn it into a webcam that's always on, adding sensors and using it as a weather station, using it as a low power torrent client or put it inside an old handheld games console or controller and use it to run emulators - basically anything that would take advantage of its small size. The larger Raspberry Pis are more powerful and would be better suited as full-fledged computers, but still have the same limitations in terms of what they can run.


Lewman

Im confused. How does it connect to the network if it doesnt have … Im confused. How does it connect to the network if it doesnt have Ethernet (or in this case WIFI) ?


It has micro USB ports so you would connect a USB Wi-Fi dongle (or Ethernet adapter) with a micro USB to USB-A (standard sized USB) adapter. One is included with the 'Essentials Kit' if you order that from the PiHut. You can also solder an adapter directly to the pads on the underside of one of the USB ports or the GPIO pins if you want a permanent solution.





hotshot

I want one for a media device for TV run Prime and Netflix etc would this … I want one for a media device for TV run Prime and Netflix etc would this do the job ? Would I need additional parts


For multimedia you would be better off with the more powerful Raspberry Pi 3. Like I said above, this is intended more for microcontroller purposes. But you wouldn't really need additional parts - just a USB power cable, HDMI cable and something to control it with (keyboard/mouse or it could be controlled remotely from your phone or laptop, possibly even with your TV's remote control if your TV supports it). The main problem you'd have is there are no native Netflix or Amazon Prime apps for it. Last time I checked, to watch Netflix you'd have to install Chromium (open source version of Chrome) and for Prime you could use a Kodi plug-in.


I'm fairly tech savvy, but so far I've missed the Pi cart, can anyone help a little?

I'm looking for something to run retro arch and as a media player/streamer for the living room, I'm guessing the Pi 3 would be a much better bet as said by many above? seems a much more complete and capable machine.
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