Raspberry Pi Zero goes Wireless

Raspberry Pi Zero goes Wireless

As the Raspberry Pi turns 5, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launch a new model into the range.

This is the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a variant of the Raspberry Pi Zero launched in November 2015, but with onboard Wifi and 4.0, using the same Cypress CYW43438 as the Raspberry Pi 3 to provide these features.

It still has all the features from the Zero that you know and love, so a single core processor, 40-pin GPIO connector, camera interface (added to more recent revisions of the Zero since it’s original launch).

So if you’re not doing off-line or connected things, then this is board for you to have that extra connectivity.

This new board is slightly more expensive, with a retail price of $10, rather than the amazingly cheap $5 for the Zero. But imagine what the extra $5 of Wifi connectivity could do for your projects.

John Dixon

John Dixon is the Principal Consultant of thirteen-ten nanometre networks Ltd, based in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He has a wide range of experience, (including, but not limited to) operating, designing and optimizing systems and networks for customers from global to domestic in scale. He has worked with many international brands to implement both data centres and wide-area networks across a range of industries. He is currently supporting a major SD-WAN vendor on the implementation of an environment supporting a major global fast-food chain.

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