Raspberry Pi has released a new microcontroller board called the Raspberry Pi Zero, its smallest and cheapest product to date.

Measuring just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm and costing AUD$19.20 (available here), it’s designed to provide an even more affordable entry point into the maker movement.

The board features:

  • A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor, with a 1GHz ARM11 core
  • 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
  • A micro-SD card slot
  • A mini-HDMI socket supporting 1080p 60Hz video output
  • Micro-USB sockets for data and power
  • An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
  • An unpopulated composite video header

The Raspberry Pi Zero runs the free OS Raspbian and supports applications such as Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi.

Like other Raspberry Pi products before it, adding functionality will be straightforward, and the smaller form factor will appeal to makers looking to further miniaturise their creations.

Introducing PIZERO from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.