Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Zero grows built in WiFi and Bluetooth!

To celebrate the 5th year of existence, the  Raspberry Pi has announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W priced at 10 $.

The Pi Zero W
The Pi Zero W

This new iteration of the Pi Zero comes with a much needed boost of  802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

The Feature list of the Pi Zero W is

  • 1 GHz Single core CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Micro USB power
  • 40-Pin Header
  • Composite Video header
  • CSI Camera connector
  • 802.11n wireless LAN via Cypress CYW43438 Chip &
  • Bluetooth 4.0

These two additions, while seemingly innocuous, this a big deal. With the previous Pi Zero, more often than not, the addition of the Wifi Dongle and Hub to connect it through drove the cost of using a Pi Zero and made it seem ungainly.   This new iteration eliminates that.