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New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:07 pm
by RogerClark
Looks like they realised that having connectivity is really important on the RPi Zero and have released the RPi Zero with Wifi and Bluetooth

http://www.pcmag.com/news/352039/10-ras ... w-launches

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:12 pm
by racemaniac
i may already have ordered some
*cough*

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:53 pm
by RogerClark
racemaniac wrote:i may already have ordered some
*cough*
LOL

Where "may" you have ordered them from ?

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:06 am
by racemaniac
RogerClark wrote:
racemaniac wrote:i may already have ordered some
*cough*
LOL

Where "may" you have ordered them from ?
maybe from here XD
https://thepihut.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-w

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am
by RogerClark
Thanks

I ended up ordering one from Pimoroni

Shipping is the bulk of the cost for me, but thats what you have to pay for something when it first comes out

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:41 am
by racemaniac
RogerClark wrote:Thanks

I ended up ordering one from Pimoroni

Shipping is the bulk of the cost for me, but thats what you have to pay for something when it first comes out
they're pretty much the same pihut & pimoroni :).

i must say i'm amazed at that zero just being readily available at time of announcement. no waiting for stocks, no ordering 1 per 1, ...

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:05 pm
by BennehBoy
I've not done any development with rpi, is it straightforward? Is there something like a core for Arduino or is it a completely different IDE?

I had assumed most were simply for small linux system cross compilation. The Pi's I have here are all running cut down debian and media centre applications.

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:12 pm
by racemaniac
BennehBoy wrote:I've not done any development with rpi, is it straightforward? Is there something like a core for Arduino or is it a completely different IDE?

I had assumed most were simply for small linux system cross compilation. The Pi's I have here are all running cut down debian and media centre applications.
i haven't done much with them so far either. And indeed, i'm just using them for mediaplayer like things, and using it as a simple portable to use in simple applications. One of these zeros will end up with a camera mounted on it, doing some basic surveillance XD.
I indeed look at them as simple versatile little pc's, but you can do some nice things via their GPIO too. but haven't gotten around to doing anything with that yet.

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:25 pm
by BennehBoy
I just had a blast from the past...

Found that RiscOS, originally of Acorn fame is ported to the RPi & alive and kicking.

I spent a lot of time working with RiscOs in the very early 90's in my first job after Uni :D

Re: New RPi Zero W - with Wifi and Bluetooth

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:31 pm
by zoomx
RPI has an debian based OS, raspbian, and you have C, python and others minor languages. There are other OS but not very common. Very few program it without OS, bare metal.

It is not fully open source because there is a Broadcom binary that it is not open source.