Raspberry from Pi to Zero

A new revolution in computing, a fully functional computer that’s going on sale for $5 and that could lose in a small purse. It’s quite the amazing feat of engineering with its even smaller size, there are some amazing things will be able to do with it. Check out the contents on the facing page to jump to what interests, and just have a good time with new Raspberry Pi Zero.

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  • CPU: BCM 2835 (same as the original Raspberry Pi), 1GHz single core ARM11
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: Via microSD
  • Power: Micro-USB connector
  • Video out: Mini-HDMI
  • Connectivity: 1× micro-USB, unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector, unpopulated Composite Video Out
  • Dimensions: 65mm × 30mm × 5mm
  • Weight: 9g

The Raspberry Pi Zero is the first ever fully functional computer that costs only $5 and it’s nearly three times smaller than the original Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi Zero can easily play 1080p video, even though it’s so tiny and draws very little power. That’s 100GB of RAM with 200 computing cores in a single box of Pi Zeros. The box only weighs 2.5kg.
A 2.5kg box of Raspberry Pi Zeros contains 8,128 MFLOPs of processing power, which makes it more powerful than 50 Cray-1 supercomputers. It also launches with twice as much RAM as the very first Raspberry Pi did, it has 256MB. Hooked up to a 1080p TV with a mouse and keyboard attached, the Pi Zero draws a tiny 160mA.

29 February 2012 Raspberry Pi Released
At 6:00 GMT the original Raspberry Pi goes on sale, selling out within minutes. It is one of the top-read stories on the BBC website, and over 100,000 pre-orders are made in the first day.

1 July 2012 A New Operating System
A couple of months or so later, people begin receiving their Raspberry Pis. Based on Debian Linux, the new Raspbian operating system is released for the Raspberry Pi and adopted as the recommended OS.

6 September 2012 Locally Grown
Manufacturing of Raspberry Pis moves to factories in Wales managed by Sony, bringing the Raspberry Pi home to be a fully British computer.

7 April 2014 Industrial Pi
The Compute Module Raspberry Pi is released, a miniature Raspberry Pi on a SODIMM laptop memory-style circuit board, that can be used to bring Pi power to any device.

14 July 2014 A Better Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi B+ is announced by the Foundation, a redesign of the Raspberry Pi that contains more USB ports and a better layout of its components. The form factor will lead the way for the Raspberry Pi.

10 November 2014 A Cheaper Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi A+ is announced, a much smaller version of the Raspberry Pi Model A that is also even cheaper at $20. Much like the B+, there are no changes in the spec, although it does lose one of its output ports.

2 February 2015 A New Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi 2 is announced, completely shocking the community. With much improved power and memory, the Raspberry Pi finally reaches its full potential and leads to better making and educating.

26 November 2015 Raspberry Pi Zero is Launched
The Zero is launched, with the first 10,000 units being stuck to the front of The MagPi in newsagents across the UK. It’s a $5 computer that will hopefully further change the computing landscape.