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Topic # 185543 26-Nov-2015 21:59
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Wow this looks interesting.

A computer that comes free with a magazine I never thought I would see the day

40% faster than the original
A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor 1GHz ARM11 core
512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
A micro-SD card slot
A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
Micro-USB sockets for data and power

EDIT ordered mine from these guys 16.50nzd shipped
https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFFQmdUc5Vg&feature=youtu.be&a



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  Reply # 1435570 26-Nov-2015 22:00
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How good is this? Simply incredible!

gzt

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  Reply # 1435576 26-Nov-2015 22:20
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Also, Made in Wales.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1435621 26-Nov-2015 23:23
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The Pi people never cease to amaze me.




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  Reply # 1435755 27-Nov-2015 08:18
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No ethernet, seems need at least wifi dongle, but it cheaper then arduino!!! while 1000x times more powerful!

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  Reply # 1435763 27-Nov-2015 08:41
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now that is cool...  personally Ill stick with the pi2 due to ethernet and easy gpio access.  but the size and price makes it an attractive solution for small projects where one might have used an arduino.

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  Reply # 1435766 27-Nov-2015 08:43
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Good use for a on the go hub.

Not getting one since I have enough pi's




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  Reply # 1435767 27-Nov-2015 08:45
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There is already retro-gaming projects based on this beauty. With power about 1W you can do a lot of cool things.
Arduino still has some advantages, like analog input pins and solid userbase with lots of HW stuff and applications (like 3d printers), but definitely Pi Zero is the game changer.

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  Reply # 1435768 27-Nov-2015 08:46
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i'd pick up one with the magazine if I could find that magazine locally...  anyone know if anyone brings it in?

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  Reply # 1435769 27-Nov-2015 08:46
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solival: There is already retro-gaming projects based on this beauty. With power about 1W you can do a lot of cool things.
Arduino still has some advantages, like analog input pins and solid userbase with lots of HW stuff and applications (like 3d printers), but definitely Pi Zero is the game changer.


it is pretty crazy to think that thing could power an arcade mame cabinet :)

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  Reply # 1435774 27-Nov-2015 08:53
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Not mame :). Mame is pretty heavy IMHO even for old PCs. RertroPie and similar work good on simulation up to Play Station 1 on Pi 2B, so they should on Pi Zero.

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  Reply # 1435776 27-Nov-2015 08:55
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the magazines are REALLY hard to come by in the UK today.  I had a bit of a look around, but had no luck.

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  Reply # 1435779 27-Nov-2015 09:00
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Old mame is fine on the pi. Probably a good use since it has enough gpio for a cabinet and you don't need network for it.




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