Items tagged with raspberry pi zero w

The Raspberry Pi Zero (and its Zero W counterpart with wireless connectivity) are minuscule single-board computers that have various uses for coders and “makers” out there. The $5 price tag for the Zero and $10 price tag for the Zero W make them attractive for people whose performance needs aren’t too extreme. Now, there’s a new option that will allow you to use the Raspberry Pi Zero in a handheld form-factor, and it’s called the SnapOnAir Raspberry Pi Zero PCB. This printed circuit board will allow you to attach a Raspberry Pi Zero and turn it into something that resembles a BlackBerry smartphone from years past. In addition to the Raspberry... Read more...
Just over a month ago, Raspberry Pi upgraded its Zero with 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity, dubbing it the Zero W. This new wireless functionality came with an added cost, doubling the price of the computing board from $5 to $10. Not to be outdone, Chinese company Orange Pi has come out with its own counter to the Raspberry Pi Zero W. The Orange Pi 2G-IoT incorporates 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1, but it goes one step further by providing a 2G radio for cellular connectivity. The 2G radio supports GSM/GPRS data connections, and there is a SIM card slot on the underside of the board. Other features include an RDA Micro 8810PL ARM Cortex A5 32-bit processor running at 1GHz, 256MB... Read more...
  When it comes to minuscule computing boards for hobbyists, Raspberry Pi is typically the first company to come to mind (although ASUS is looking to change that with its Tinker Board). The boards are very affordable, incredibly versatile and can be integrated into seemingly endless applications. Today, Raspberry Pi is introducing the newest member to its family with the addition of the Raspberry Pi Zero W. This new variant of the Zero adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, hence the “W” designation. The Zero originally debuted in 2015, and gained a camera connector in mid-2016 while retaining the same $5 price tag. The addition of wireless connectivity does double the price to $10, but that it’s... Read more...