The Raspberry Pi Zero is an ultra low cost and ultra small variant of the original Raspberry Pi. It’s tiny, measuring just 65mm x 30mm, and is perfectly designed for embedded applications, wearables, prototyping and any other Pi based tinkering you can think of, on a micro scale! The Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless features on board WiFi & Bluetooth for all your connectivity needs.
The Raspberry Pi Zero features a BCM2835 chipset, overclocked to 1Ghz with 512MB RAM, and the same 1080p video output, so there’s plenty of oomph in this little board. It also features the same 40 pin GPIO layout as the Raspberry Pi 2/B+/A+, with a pre-soldered male header. With it’s small form factor and reduction in connectors, the Raspberry Pi Zero only uses ~140mA at 5V.
Unlike it’s larger brothers and sisters, the Raspberry Pi Zero has an unpopulated composite (RCA) header and an unpopulated reset header. There’s also no DSI screen port, no ethernet, no analog audio and no full sized USB ports. Instead, the Pi Zero features a micro-USB power port, a micro USB OTG host port (for peripherals e.g. WiFi dongle), and a mini HDMI port for video.
HAT Compatibility Note: The Pi Zero is fully compatible with all HAT breakout boards, as it features the same 40 Pin GPIO as the Raspberry Pi 2/B+/A+
Features / Specs
- BCM2835 chipset, Overclocked to 1Ghz
- 512MB RAM
- Low current draw of only ~140mA at 5V
- Fully HAT compatible
- 40 pin GPIO with pre-soldered header
- Micro SD Slot for OS
- Mini-HDMI for Video
- Micro-USB OTG Host for Data
- Micro USB power
- Micro-CSI Camera Port
- On board WiFi and Bluetooth