NEW PRODUCT! RASPBERRY PI ZERO W JOINS THE FAMILY
full feature list for Zero W:
1GHz, single-core CPU
Micro-USB On-The-Go port
HAT-compatible 40-pin header
Composite video and reset headers
CSI camera connector
802.11n wireless LAN
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Best 5 Raspberry Pi Zero Electronic Projects That Make Use Of Its Compact Measurement
The Raspberry Pi has been the dabbler choice for Do-it-yourself electronic projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, that’s about the size of a stick of gum, is fairly very affordable and has it’s own special use scenarios though. These are 10 of our most-loved projects which make full use of its size.
1. Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into an Old Fashioned Controller
Everyone believes the Raspberry Pi makes an wonderful DIY computer game console. The setup process simply needs a matter of minutes, and the Raspberry Pi Zero is completely competent at dealing with older video games from the SNES age and even earlier. The complete project is far better when the whole system is inside a controller.
Great example (ahem), this project runs on a SNES controller, this one tackles the NES controller, and this one uses that good old original Xbox controller. However you opt to undertake it, you will get a quite slick little DIY old fashioned video game console you can easily take with you anywhere.
2. Construct a Miniature Dongle Computer
While the Pi Zero makes a great little computer as it is, it makes an even better dongle computer. Using this method, you can attach it to another computer you have, then it will tether itself directly so you won’t need to bring in a USB or any networking.
The most wonderful thing of this project is the point that you won’t need yet one more computer mouse, screen, or keyboard sitting around. Just jam in into your standard computer and you are good to go.
3. Construct the World’s Tiniest (Possibly) MAME Cabinet
MAME cabinets are interesting, but they’re huge. For the exact opposite approach, you’re able to make use of a Raspberry Pi Zero to make one that is roughly as tiny as the Pi itself.
You need a few elements to help to make this sucker work, including a 3D printed case, but in the end cabinet is completely functional, indicating you’ll have the perfect desk accessory in the workplace.
4. Build a Motion Sensing Digital camera
The Raspberry Pi has been a great motion sensing video camera, but the low profile of the Pi Zero helps it be even better.
Because of the Raspberry Pi Zero, your motion sensing camera has a smaller foot print, that means it can go in even tighter rooms. As an illustration, this one mounts to your window with a set of suction cups, which is about as compact as it gets to be.
5. Play Any Simpsons Episode (or possibly Any TV Show) Randomly
In case you have ditched cable and gone full streaming with your media, you might still miss the days of catching a random episode of your most-liked show on TV. The Raspberry Pi Zero may bring that back.
In this project, they use episodes of The Simpsons stored on an Sdcard. With a custom script, you’ll be able to press a button and it plays a sequence randomly. It is easy to add in any media you prefer here, including several shows if you really wanted, but The Simpsons are a great choice.