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Raspberry Pi Zero — The $5 Tiny Computer is Here

Raspberry Pi Zero — The $5 Tiny Computer is Here

November 26, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Get ready for a ThanksGiving celebration from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Raspberry Pi, the charitable foundation behind the United Kingdom's best-selling computer, has just unveiled its latest wonder – the Raspberry Pi Zero . Raspberry Pi Zero is a programmable computer that costs just $5 (or £4), may rank as the world's cheapest computer. Raspberry Pi Zero: Just $5 Computer Yes, Pi Zero is the smallest Raspberry Pi yet for just $5, but might be the biggest when looking at its specifications: Broadcom BCM2835 application processor (same as Pi 1) 1GHz ARM11 core (40 percent faster than Raspberry Pi 1) 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM Micro-SD card slot MiniHDMI socket for 1080p60 video output Micro-USB for data Micro-USB for power Unpopulated 40-pin GPIO connector Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B Unpopulated composite video connector Smallest ever form factor (i.e. 65mm x 30mm x 5mm) Get Your Raspberry Pi Zero Now! The Raspberry Pi is respon
CHIP — The World's First $9 Computer

CHIP — The World's First $9 Computer

May 12, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Wait! What? A $9 computer? This is something magical. A Californian startup lead by Dave Rauchwerk is currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter to create a computer that will cost as much as $9 (or £6). The new microcomputer, dubbed CHIP, is a tiny, Linux-based, super-cheap computer that's described as being "built for work, play, and everything in between!" Project 'Chip' that hit Kickstarter on Thursday has already blown its target goal of $50,000 to raise over $1 Million from almost 19,638 people at the time of writing with 26 days left in its campaign. Let's have a look on what does this $9 buy you? And the answer is a lot — more than what you could expect for just $9 . CHIP packs a 1GHz R8 ARM processor, 4GB of internal flash storage, 512MB of DDR3 RAM, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi — something you do not find in even the modern microcomputer, Raspberry Pi. If look at the output front of the CHIP, it features a single full-sized US
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