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New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« on: November 26, 2015, 10:54:38 AM »
http://betanews.com/2015/11/26/raspberry-pi-zero-is-a-5-computer-buy-it-today/

Single-core at 1 Gig.

The annoying thing is the lack of built-in networking.  Sure, you can add USB dongles, but there are no full-size USB ports.  So you have to add a hub.

Still, $5 isn't bad.

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2015, 05:39:23 PM »
For $5.00, it has all of the features of the Pi that I actually use...and nothing that I don't!

I just ordered a budget kit from Adafruit, to finish the APRS i-gate/digipeater that I've been working on.  If it works out (and they get unbundled $5.00 boards in stock again), I'll order a second one before the holidays to move my ADS-B receiver outside where it can get a better view of the sky.....
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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 08:21:36 PM »
I'm waiting for th next shipment but clearly, this is an amazing device.  I can see a TON of uses for it; right along side my RPi 2s

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 08:33:37 PM »
It would be cooler if they could get the price down to $3.14.   ;)

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 10:50:17 PM »
If it retails for $5, cost must be about 2.  :)

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2015, 04:45:05 AM »
It would be cooler if they could get the price down to $3.14.   ;)
Oooh, close $5 = 3.22, but they are selling for 4 :(
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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2015, 06:43:42 AM »
It would be cooler if they could get the price down to $3.14.   ;)
Oooh, close $5 = 3.22, but they are selling for 4 :(
Maybe the 5$ is without sales tax and the European prices  include the VAT?

As it is manufactured in the UK, a price of 3.14 excl. taxes, should have been the launch price.

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 06:56:38 AM »
They gave it for free as part of the magazine issue :D

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/11/raspberry-pi-releases-the-5-zero-computer

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2015, 09:32:19 AM »
It is a rather brilliant strategy.  Give away the razor to sell the blades (add an HDMI converter, display, keyboard...)  $5?  :)

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2015, 01:56:35 PM »
They gave it for free as part of the magazine issue :D
Yep, a workmate picked up four copies yesterday!
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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2015, 02:46:29 PM »
Lucky... I heard it was sold out quite soon

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Re: New Raspberry Pi Zero $5 Computer
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2015, 06:13:39 AM »
Mine will be arriving in the mail today.....  \:D/
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