After the successful launch of the Raspberry Pi Zero in 2015, today we launch the new Zero W with wireless LAN and Bluetooth.
For more information on the Zero W, including stockists and specs, check out our blog: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero-w-joins-family/
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- Top Five Raspberry Pi Zero Electronic Projects That Benefit From Its Small Measurement
Top Five Raspberry Pi Zero Electronic Projects That Benefit From Its Small Measurement
The Raspberry Pi has been the dabbler option for Build-it-yourself electronic projects. The Raspberry Pi Zero, that’s about the measurements of a stick of chewing gum, is comparatively low priced and has it’s own special use occasions though. Here I will discuss 10 of our favourite projects that make full use of its size.
1. Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero Into an Old School Game Controller
We all assume the Raspberry Pi makes a terrific DIY video gaming console. The setup process basically demands a short while, and the Raspberry Pi Zero is entirely competent at coping with vintage computer games from the SNES time and earlier. The entire project is much better when the whole system is inside a controller.
Good example (ahem), this project operates on a SNES controller, this one tackles the NES controller, and this one uses that good old original Xbox controller. However you intend to get it done, you will obtain a rather slick tiny DIY old style video game console you could take with you wherever.
2. Make a Small Dongle Computer
While the Pi Zero makes an awesome tiny computer as it is, it makes a better dongle computer. In this way, you can attach it to every other computer you have, then it will tether itself directly so you won’t need to add in a USB or any networking.
The best part of this project is the fact you no longer need one more computer mouse, display, or key pad lounging around. Simply jam in into your standard computer and you’re all set.
3. Build the World’s Smallest (Possibly) MAME Cabinet
MAME cabinets are terrific, however, they’re substantial. For the opposite approach, it is possible to employ a Raspberry Pi Zero to make one which is approximately as tiny as the Pi itself.
You might need a few components to make this sucker perform, like a 3D printed case, but in the end cabinet is definitely functional, which suggests you’ll have the ideal desk add-on at your workplace.
4. Make a Motion Sensing Digital camera
The Raspberry Pi has long been an excellent motion sensing digital camera, but the low profile of the Pi Zero causes it to become better yet.
Because of the Raspberry Pi Zero, your motion-sensing camera has a far smaller size, indicating it can go in even tighter rooms. For instance, this one mounts to your window with a set of suction cups, which is roughly as compact as it may get.
5. Play Any Simpsons Episode (or Any TV Show) Randomly
In case you have ditched cable and gone full streaming with your media, you’ll probably still miss the days of catching an arbitrary episode of your favourite TV show. The Raspberry Pi Zero will bring that back.
In this project, they use installments of The Simpsons placed on an SD card. With a custom script, you’ll be able to just click a button and it plays a chapter arbitrarily. It’s possible to put any media you like here, including many shows if you really wanted, yet, The Simpsons are a great option.