Raspberry Pi zero

Hello friends, let us know about the small, open sourced, pocket friendly computer in this article. It is nothing but the Raspberry pi zero. If you haven’t heard about it then start reading about it below.

What is Raspberry Pi Zero ?

          Raspberry Pi is a pocket friendly, credit card sized computer which was released in 2015 by pi foundation. The main aim of the pi foundation is to provide open source educational tool for low cost. raspberry Pi zero is one of the successful version by the by foundation due to its smaller size and greater functionality.

Let’s have a look on the raspberry Pi zero

Raspberry Pi zero

          Now when you see the photo of raspberry Pi zero your first look directly falls on the Black sheep present at the centre let me explain about it now.

It is on-board ARM single core CPU running at 700 megahertz and 512 MB RAM . The given RAM and other specifications help us to run some various open softwares like OpenOffice, Minecraft, python etc.

The processor used a is Broad Com BCM2835 SoC.

Raspberry Pi zero

          Now the processing part is discussed so let us discuss about the memory part and other raspberry Pi input and output ports briefly.

Initially Raspberry Pi do not come along with memory we need to insert a memory card that is SD card for storing data and also for storing the softwares.

The most preferred size of memory card is 16 or 32GB.

Now let us discuss about the ports . It comes with a mini HDMI port, micro USB port and a power supply port.

Mini HDMI port

The board has a mini HDMI port to connect existing TV or monitor to provide 1080p video playback and audio output.

Micro USB port

The single micro USB port will help us to connect keyboard or to connect a Wi-Fi dongle to go wireless.

Micro USB power input

The body supported by a 5 volts power supply which can be provided by using an external adapter.

GPIO pins

Despite of the the size of Pi zero there is still space for 40 general purpose input / output pins. It is providing 3.3 volts or 5 volts of power.

Raspberry Pi zero

Camera Port

A Pi camera can be attached to the raspberry Pi zero directly at the pins provided.

 

Software

NOOBS and Raspbian are the best software for a beginner and out of those two NOOBS is the best for a absolute beginner.

Technical specifications

  • 1GHz single-core CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mini HDMI port
  • Micro USB OTG port
  • Micro USB power
  • HAT-compatible 40-pin header
  • Composite video and reset headers
  • CSI camera connector (v1.3 only)

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