Raspberry Pi Zero W

$25.00 Inc. GST

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is half the size of a Model A+, with twice the utility. A tiny Raspberry Pi that’s affordable enough for any project! Raspberry Pi Zero W runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications.

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is not currently available in New Zealand but we're hoping the Raspberry Pi Foundation will allow us to buy some for you all sometime soon. Please feel free to sign up for a stock notification and we'll let you know if and when we can get some. We're also not sure on exact pricing, it may go up or down.

The Raspberry Pi Zero W is the smallest form factor Raspberry Pi on the market today at only 65mm long by 30mm wide and 5mm deep. The board supports mini connectors to save on space, and the 40 pin GPIO is unpopulated providing the flexibility to use only the connections your solution requires.

At the heart of the Raspberry Pi Zero W is a 1GHz BCM2835 single-core processor, the same as the B+ and A+, with 512MB RAM. Quite frankly, this Pi is about four times faster that the original Raspberry Pi and is only a fraction of the cost of the current RPi3.

The setup for the Raspberry Pi Zero W is a little more complicated than on other Pis. Because of the small size, many of the connectors on the Pi Zero are not standard. For starters you will want a Mini HDMI to HDMI cable or adapter to connect to your monitor. You will also need a USB OTG cable to connect a USB device, as well as a unique CSI camera cable. No matter how you want to use your Raspberry Pi Zero W, you will need a microSD card with an operating system and a high-quality 5V power supply to power your board.

  • Broadcom BCM2835 ARMv6 system-on-a-chip, running at up to 1GHz, Single-core CPU (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mini HDMI and USB On-The-Go ports
  • Power: 5V, supplied via micro USB connector, drawing 160mA (even when connected to an HD display).
  • HAT-compatible 40-pin header (Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B)
  • Composite video and reset headers

What's the difference between the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and the new Pi Zero?

  • The Pi Zero uses the single-core BCM2835 processor with 512MB RAM as used in the Raspberry Pi 1 series, versus the newer, faster BCM2837 quad-core processor on the latest high performance Raspberry Pi 3.
  • To save space the following products have been replaced with alternative solutions or removed completely:
    • 4 USB ports and Ethernet port have been replaced with one Micro USB data port on the Pi Zero W.
    • 40 pin GPIO still contains the same pin out on both boards, but the connector remains unpopulated on the Pi Zero W.
    • The full size HDMI port on the Raspberry Pi 3 has been replaced with a Mini HDMI port on the Pi Zero W. This requires an adapter to be fitted before connecting the Pi Zero W to your TV. The Pi Zero W still supports full HD 1080P output.
    • The camera and display interfaces have been removed as well as the 4-pole stereo and composite video port.
2 comments on "Raspberry Pi Zero W"
  1. When are we going to see Pi Zero Ws on Nice gear at comparable to overseas prices?
  2. You should contact the Raspberry Pi Foundation and tell them that you would like them to let us stock them.

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