[Lab] New Raspberry Pi Zero!
Chris de Groot
cdegroot at adobe.com
Thu Nov 26 15:19:05 EST 2015
That is cool. I really would like to have a cheaper Arduino Mega, this is not really it, I want the larger RAM, storage and more USBs, but do not care about the HDMI stuff.
I will be playing with a couple SparkFun ESP8266 Thing boards over the weekend, which are 3 times the price of the Pi Zero, but not when you at WiFi, SD card etc... can you even get a WiFi usb dongle with a micro USB connector?
From: Lab <lab-bounces at artengine.ca<mailto:lab-bounces at artengine.ca>> on behalf of Joseph Michael Sleiman <jslei033 at uottawa.ca<mailto:jslei033 at uottawa.ca>>
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:57 PM
To: Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com<mailto:jason.cobill at gmail.com>>
Cc: lab <lab at artengine.ca<mailto:lab at artengine.ca>>
Subject: Re: [Lab] New Raspberry Pi Zero!
Oh dear. That's pretty amazing. The only microcontroller on ARM that comes close in price, that I know, of, is the mcHack, and this has a GPU built in...
... The only way this could get better is if intel takes note and drops the price of its x86 embedded line. I was pretty happy with the Pi2 -- this is an amazing deal for anyone making a project around the pi.
On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com<mailto:jason.cobill at gmail.com>> wrote:
I imagine most of you will have already heard this morning, but the new Raspberry Pi Zero (based on the Pi 1 architecture, but a bit faster) is $5!
Even at $35 is was a pretty disruptive price - at $5 they've become virtually disposable.
I wonder if other architectures are going to try to compete with an offering at this price, or if components this cheap have margins too slim to be profitable.
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