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Raspberry Pi Zero is a super-small, hackable, and ultra-low-cost computer. This is the newest version (v1.3) with camera connector.
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Unbelievably the super-small and super-affordable Raspberry Pi just got even smaller and even cheaper! Pi Zero is the heart of a Raspberry Pi on a tiny 65mm x 30mm board.

With mini-HDMI, micro-B OTG USB, and the same 40-pin GPIO it still has great connectivity although you'll probably want our adaptor kit to help you hook it up to your existing devices.

Our Pibow Zero case (available separately) will safely ensconce your Pi Zero and protect it from bumps and bruises.

Note that this IS NOT the Pi Zero W. If you'd like a Pi Zero W (with wireless LAN and Bluetooth) then head here.

Pi Zero Features:

  • BCM 2835 SOC @ 1GHz
  • 1GHz
  • 512MB of RAM
  • micro-SD
  • mini-HDMI
  • micro-B USB for data
  • micro-B USB for power
  • CSI camera connector (needs adaptor cable)
  • Unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector
  • Compatible with existing HAT addons
  • Dimensions: 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

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"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)

Being able to program to something that was designed to be programmed to is not "Hacking" it.

EDIT:

To all those blurting out "Um, no actually you dont know what hacking is mate, hut dur hur"

I've been a software and hardware (firmware) programmer for 25 years, your use of the word hack as a synonym for writing software is slang at best.

I bet you lot think putting ham in-between two slices bread to make a sandwich is "hacking lunch".
Edited by: "dijital" 15th May
Add this: Dongle
And hack with this

For an extra 3.99 you have wireless
No GPIO headers either on this one. Some soldering required if you want to use GPIO.

Sorry for stating the obvious, but might be useful.
neversay14/05/2020 16:00

I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning …I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning to do with these...?


I’m trying to teach itself Python, and I had an idea of something I wanted to build, so I bought a zero (with headers, mind), and an InkyPHAT e-ink display from Pimoroni.

After some tinkering and learning (and with great support from Pimoroni forums), I now have an e-ink clock which tells the time in WR codes!

Niche, au know, but you did ask!
40750491-AQwBc.jpg
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Does this one has WiFi built in?
No GPIO headers either on this one. Some soldering required if you want to use GPIO.

Sorry for stating the obvious, but might be useful.
"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)

Being able to program to something that was designed to be programmed to is not "Hacking" it.

EDIT:

To all those blurting out "Um, no actually you dont know what hacking is mate, hut dur hur"

I've been a software and hardware (firmware) programmer for 25 years, your use of the word hack as a synonym for writing software is slang at best.

I bet you lot think putting ham in-between two slices bread to make a sandwich is "hacking lunch".
Edited by: "dijital" 15th May
superb price delivered!
Add this: Dongle
And hack with this

For an extra 3.99 you have wireless
dijital14/05/2020 12:02

"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)Being able to program to …"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)Being able to program to something that was designed to be programmed to is not "Hacking" it.


Depends how limited your imagination is.
neddyuk14/05/2020 12:41

Add this: DongleAnd hack with thisFor an extra 3.99 you have wireless


Have an older version and never thought about doing this actually quite good. Also save a USB port.

Thanks
dijital14/05/2020 12:02

"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)Being able to program to …"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)Being able to program to something that was designed to be programmed to is not "Hacking" it.


So if someone swapping the micro USB to USB C, would that be hacking it?
Any deals on the full fat 4gb of ram model, I bought a Pi when they first came out hardly used it and it's been in the cupboard ever since it was so slow it was unusable but the new version should be a lot different and I'd like to get into it again.
neddyuk14/05/2020 12:41

Add this: DongleAnd hack with thisFor an extra 3.99 you have wireless


Or this dongle and save a further £1

Purchased this last week, arrived quickly and works fine without additional drivers for the Pi builds.

ebay.co.uk/itm…791
polly6914/05/2020 13:21

Any deals on the full fat 4gb of ram model, I bought a Pi when they first …Any deals on the full fat 4gb of ram model, I bought a Pi when they first came out hardly used it and it's been in the cupboard ever since it was so slow it was unusable but the new version should be a lot different and I'd like to get into it again.


I did the same thing and never used my original one.

I bought the 4GB Pi 4B for £43 a few weeks ago which I thought was an ok price.

I'm using it as a Unifi cloud key with a POE hat on the Pi 4B.
Edited by: "DealJourno" 14th May
dijital14/05/2020 12:02

"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)Being able to program to …"Hackable" (Quoted from the Pimoroni website)Being able to program to something that was designed to be programmed to is not "Hacking" it.


Hacking in software just means building something quickly.
Heat! I use mine as a homebridge server allowing smart home devices like Ring and Smart Plugs to connect to Apple Homekit! Great little device
Chiptivo14/05/2020 13:26

Or this dongle and save a further £1Purchased this last week, arrived …Or this dongle and save a further £1Purchased this last week, arrived quickly and works fine without additional drivers for the Pi builds. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150Mbps-Wifi-Mini-Usb-Adapter-Wireless-Dongle-Adaptor-802-11-B-G-N-Lan-Network/264400953791


I want to implement Pi-hole on my wifi network, I have a d-link 4g router (DWR-921-E383 model), can I just plug the Raspberry to the router via ethernet in order to have Pi-hole or do I need the Raspberry with wifi (hence buying that adapter). Wouldn't be cheaper to buy the Raspberry with built in wifi instead?
Not sure if in the future I might want to have VPN server as well, for now the cheapest Raspberry PI with Pi-hole would suffice.
italondonistaavataurino14/05/2020 15:54

I want to implement Pi-hole on my wifi network, I have a d-link 4g router …I want to implement Pi-hole on my wifi network, I have a d-link 4g router (DWR-921-E383 model), can I just plug the Raspberry to the router via ethernet in order to have Pi-hole or do I need the Raspberry with wifi (hence buying that adapter). Wouldn't be cheaper to buy the Raspberry with built in wifi instead?Not sure if in the future I might want to have VPN server as well, for now the cheapest Raspberry PI with Pi-hole would suffice.


Not quite... You install an OS first e.g raspbian then install Pi-Hole to run on it. The Pi must connect to the WiFi or LAN (micro usb to ethernet adapter) and then you just change the DNS on the router to use the Pi IP address.
Edited by: "BillyChan" 14th May
I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning to do with these...?
BillyChan14/05/2020 15:56

Not quite... You install an OS first e.g raspbian then install Pi-Hole to …Not quite... You install an OS first e.g raspbian then install Pi-Hole to run on it. The Pi must connect to the WiFi or LAN (micro usb to ethernet adapter) and then you just change the DNS on the router to use the Pi IP address.


Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g router's one through ethernet without the need to plug any other internet dongle to the Pi itself, correct?Then just have to set up the Pi-hole as you mentioned. Any tutorial online?I think I downloaded some Pi ebooks in the past but too much stuff to search in archive..
So the wifi integrated in the Pi is not needed, only optional.
mine keeps freezing up, cant work it out, just kodi playing music, nothing fancy
italondonistaavataurino14/05/2020 16:26

Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g …Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g router's one through ethernet without the need to plug any other internet dongle to the Pi itself, correct?Then just have to set up the Pi-hole as you mentioned. Any tutorial online?I think I downloaded some Pi ebooks in the past but too much stuff to search in archive..So the wifi integrated in the Pi is not needed, only optional.


I'm sure there is loads of info about but I did this recently on a pi3 using this instruction blog.cryptoaustralia.org.au/ins…le/
Was pretty easy. One thing I would check is how easy it is to change your DNS on the router - my Huawei 4G router did not have the option via the web interface.
jsoap14/05/2020 16:42

I'm sure there is loads of info about but I did this recently on a pi3 …I'm sure there is loads of info about but I did this recently on a pi3 using this instruction https://blog.cryptoaustralia.org.au/instructions-for-setting-up-pi-hole/Was pretty easy. One thing I would check is how easy it is to change your DNS on the router - my Huawei 4G router did not have the option via the web interface.


DNS on my router was easy to change, I changed it to the Adguard's family one. So I suppose it will be ok to do it.
I'm thinking a WiFi pizero with pi hole would impact the latency over my wired network, I know we have DNS caching but I think there would still be an impact. Does anyone have any before and after ping comparisons?

A solution could be to use the usb stem (shop.pimoroni.com/pro…tor), with the added advantage that it could also draw power and by stuck straight into my router. Has anyone used this?
italondonistaavataurino14/05/2020 16:26

Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g …Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g router's one through ethernet without the need to plug any other internet dongle to the Pi itself, correct?Then just have to set up the Pi-hole as you mentioned. Any tutorial online?I think I downloaded some Pi ebooks in the past but too much stuff to search in archive..So the wifi integrated in the Pi is not needed, only optional.


There is no WiFi in this deal listed.. but you can still add a WiFi dongle if needed.. just uses up the only usb slot available.

Yes so the pi connect to internet through your router via ethernet (with micro usb to ethernet adapter) or WiFi (with dongle).

You just need to Google and it will come up with multiple sources. It is very simple to set up iirc.
nigelgos14/05/2020 17:06

I'm thinking a WiFi pizero with pi hole would impact the latency over my …I'm thinking a WiFi pizero with pi hole would impact the latency over my wired network, I know we have DNS caching but I think there would still be an impact. Does anyone have any before and after ping comparisons?A solution could be to use the usb stem (https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/zero-stem-usb-otg-connector), with the added advantage that it could also draw power and by stuck straight into my router. Has anyone used this?


Requires soldering, in the description
If your new to the Pi, dietpi is a good place to start. Easy install and setup with software built to go, including pihole.
nigelgos14/05/2020 17:33

Doesn't look too bad.


I don't fuff with soldering...barely surviving my 2 toddlers, those times for fuffing were in the past..will have to wait another 3 to 5 years to regain Male-hacking-freedom...
nutley14/05/2020 17:23

If your new to the Pi, dietpi is a good place to start. Easy install and …If your new to the Pi, dietpi is a good place to start. Easy install and setup with software built to go, including pihole.


Lifesaver, thanks
Cheapest ever case for this Pi Zero?really don't care about design or estetics..
neversay14/05/2020 16:00

I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning …I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning to do with these...?



ive got two pi's: the first - very old, sits as a web server on my router for external facing activity. Its an original pi, and barely enough memory (microsd/sdcard).

about 18m ago, bought a pi3 and it sat in a drawer for all this time. have been annoyed with my smart speakers (hello amazon), and decided to make them dumb. (Amazon Echo, in stereo pair mode, cannot play stereo from bluetooth). So, i got out the pi3, and put all my music on an external HDD (my USB sticks were all rubbish), and now use it to play stereo. Alas, I need to find a decent web GUI. Mopidy is the one everyone rants about, but is fatally flawed in two ways (crashed the machine due to running out of memory scanning the mp3/ folder, and the web interface is utterly useless; daresay people will tell me what I should be doing). At the moment, I ssh into the pi, and run mplayer. (Bonus points, because i can talk to the speaker to adjust volume, but trying to figure out why volume control on the audio jack, doesnt work at all). The pi3 runs headless. And the worst thing about the entire pi3 ecosystem is cables. Lots of them. Everywhere. (I am not running POE).

I can make the pi3 into a media player if i want.

Its definitely a hobby of trial of software packages, and learning how to hack/control your pi linux. And once you have worked it mostly out, you can then sprout other pis.

pi-zero with wifi are rarer than breeding pandas. Nobody knows why. All I can find is that they are being produced in great numbers, but nobody has them.

One thing to watch out for is cables: for my pi3/hifi, i had to order a 3.5mm splitter cable, and then two extender cables. Plus the sd card replacement. Plus a box (depending what you buy - either buy a kit or buy standalone). The low-low-price of a pi is good, but once you factor in the other bits, you are probably not far off 80-100 pounds.

But, you can be proud of your baby. And annoy your SO with the mess (of cables).
neversay14/05/2020 16:00

I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning …I'd be interested to hear what projects people have done or are planning to do with these...?


I’m trying to teach itself Python, and I had an idea of something I wanted to build, so I bought a zero (with headers, mind), and an InkyPHAT e-ink display from Pimoroni.

After some tinkering and learning (and with great support from Pimoroni forums), I now have an e-ink clock which tells the time in WR codes!

Niche, au know, but you did ask!
40750491-AQwBc.jpg
I feel like I want to be the kind of person that buys one of these and uses it in anger, but I suspect it will gather dust...
I'm looking to setup 4 monitors to use as menu displays. Would 4 of these Pi's work as a platform?
italondonistaavataurino14/05/2020 16:26

Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g …Thanks. So the Raspberry Pi would connect to internet by using my 4g router's one through ethernet without the need to plug any other internet dongle to the Pi itself, correct?Then just have to set up the Pi-hole as you mentioned. Any tutorial online?I think I downloaded some Pi ebooks in the past but too much stuff to search in archive..So the wifi integrated in the Pi is not needed, only optional.


Have a look at pimylifeup.com - they have LOADS of easy to follow instructions for a whole bunch of projects, including PiHole.
At risk of looking like a luddite, what do you actually do with these things?
I have one running DAKBoard on a monitor mounted on the wall in the kitchen, handy all in one for our calendars etc & pics of the kids as a rolling background. 2-in-1
Best use is definitely PiHole! No more adverts it's glorious. I use PiHole and Plex on the same Pi4. Works a treat. Such excellent guides out there it really isn't difficult.
Is it safe to power Pi zero using laptop's USB port?
Pi documentation says it need 5.1V 1.2A but official charger has 5.1 V 2.5A charger.
I guess laptop USB 2.0 ports give 5V 0.5A (max).

Wondering if the 5.1V spec was only to increase sales of official PSUs.
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