Raspberry Pi Zero

Screen Shot 2015-12-16 at 3.19.54 PMThe Raspberry Pi foundation has recently launched a new ultra-cheap version of their flagship tiny computer: Raspberry Pi Zero. That costs $5. Yes, five bucks. The computer is a slightly beefed up in terms of processing power compared to the first generation Raspberry Pi, but in order to make it this cheap there have been many compromises. There is no ethernet jack, the board is miniscule, and it doesn’t feature any of the interconnectivity pins. Nonetheless, it’s quite remarkable how much they have been able to stuff into this small and cheap package. Furthermore, even though it’s not as powerful and small as Intel Edison, Pi Zero could be a great brains for an IoT project. I still haven’t been able to get mine (it’s completely sold out as of this writing), but this just might be the piece of hardware I needed to finally make that smart mailbox I’ve been planning on making for a while.


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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