Small size, compact design and wide range of applications
Raspberry Pi Zero is mainly distinguished by its small size, being smaller than the previous Raspberry Pi products. This is due to its simplified case. To make this possible, the manufacturer has given up Ethernet and USB connections. For this reason, it can be used, among others, in lamps and mobile radio receivers. Raspberry Pi Zero has also found its application in several other fields. It works well with weather stations, home automation systems and temperature sensors. The slightly simplified version has made Raspberry Pi Zero cheap and thus affordable for all those looking for an inexpensive minicomputer with a relatively wide range of applications. An exciting field of application of the device is central heating, where it can be responsible, for example, for valve control. When it is used at home, you can create a simple system to control room conditions for a small price.
Raspberry Pi Zero with built-in WiFi module or without wireless connection?
If you have chosen the classic version of the Raspberry Pi Zero, you will not find a built-in WiFi module. However, this does not mean that it is not possible to equip the minicomputer with wireless communication. In this case, a suitable module must be purchased to enable such a connection to be established. One of the solutions is a USB network card. However, it must be remembered that there are additional costs and additional installation work required, as Raspberry Pi Zero is not equipped with USB ports. For this reason, installation work is more complicated.
To avoid additional costs and advanced installation work, choose Raspberry Pi Zero with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. This model is available in our shop. So you get a ready-made set that provides you with wireless communication, which translates into the convenience and comfort of using the minicomputer.
Basic and advanced Raspberry Pi Zero sets
Raspberry Pi Zero has been used in many sets that are available in our shop. They differ mainly in their hardware and thus in their purpose and field of use. You will find accessories and modules in them. A HAT overlay is particularly useful. It is important to remember that Raspberry Pi Zero has a standard 40-pin interface. A low price characterizes the simplest and most basic sets, they are economical, but they work very well in simple projects. However, if you expect more from Raspberry Pi Zero, pay attention to our more extensive sets, which include not only the module with power supply and case, but also dedicated accessories and components, such as cases designed for building robots. We also offer audio modules and cameras. If you are looking for ready-made inspirations, have a look at our recommended handbooks, which present exemplary projects.