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Raspberry Pi Zero W?


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    Something may have gone wrong with the image generation - I will check / confirm.


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    They were not correct - I'm uploading new images now.


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    Please try the new images



  • @BuZz - the new 4.1.18 image is working fine now on the Zero W. I haven't tried the Berryboot one. Many thanks for this.



  • @tashman This is great news. I bought a couple to test, but they haven't arrived yet.



  • @BuZz Thanks for fixing them so quickly.



  • @BuZz Not tried any games yet but the new image installs, wi-fi and Bluetooth both working. Thanks!



  • @spagbol I've played a selection of MAME games and all seems well. Yep, WiFi looking good - no more struggling with my dodgy dongle!



  • Just to add - it's running just fine (so far anyway) powered by a 1 amp TV USB port.



  • Excellent stuff - bought my Pi0 on day of release and really struggled to get anywhere with it, and because i am new to it all thought it was my fault!

    Thanks for uploading a new image, will save me a lot of work, i am only just finishing the setup on my Pi3 so this is most welcome



  • @BuZz said in Raspberry Pi Zero W?:

    Please try these https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_knGioK16E6eXJIZEtnMDJTeVk

    Hi BuZz, I just have a pi zero W, what should I put on my SD card for it to work (sorry for my english, i'm french)? Thank you ;-)



  • I love what the Raspberry Pi people do, but seriously? Why would they EVER take the time, money, and effort to create another Pi Zero product when they can't even keep up production on the Pi Zero itself? Like 6 different official suppliers within a 150 mile radius of me have been out of stock of them for WEEKS now (and even greater shortages during the last year+....read about similar issues with all the other suppliers as well).

    ...just doesn't make sense to me.



  • @Dochartaigh The original PiZero had stock issues due to being released at the same time as Pi3 and keeping up with demand for both.
    This isn't the case this time round, so you should see better stock levels. I've just checked PiHut, Pimoroni in the UK and both have stock currently.

    I would also expect some of the recent issues with standard PiZero stock as been down to this imminent release.



  • @MukDesigns said in Raspberry Pi Zero W?:

    @Dochartaigh The original PiZero had stock issues due to being released at the same time as Pi3 and keeping up with demand for both.
    This isn't the case this time round, so you should see better stock levels. I've just checked PiHut, Pimoroni in the UK and both have stock currently.

    I would also expect some of the recent issues with standard PiZero stock as been down to this imminent release.

    No, the Pi Zero has had stock issues off and on WAY after the Pi 3 was released up to and including about a week ago – trust me, I've had family and friends stopping by Micro Center's all around the NYC/Philadelphia metropolitan area (like the most dense area in the entire USA) for the past ~5 months whenever somebody wanted me to build one for them.

    Most people also have a fundamental problem paying ~$15 shipped for a $5 item thus we're not big fans of Adafruit - which was the SOLE supplier who would ship these in the entire United States (they quasi-recently added Canakit as a supplier who also ships....for $10 on a $5 item...1st class padded envelope costs $2.60 to mail FYI).

    End point is also evident with how EVERY SINGLE ONLINE store (like all mere 5? of them in the ENTIRE FRIGGING WORLD) ALL have a limit of 1. If there isn't a shortage of Pi Zero's then why would the limit still be 1?

    Again, my point holds true - this is a stupid move on their part. Love the added functionality, HATE everything else about the supply and demand of these (yes, I'm bitter as hell - you don't know what I had to go through, how many hundreds and hundreds of miles and tolls and multiple hour+ long traffic jams I had to go through to get 18 Pi Zero's for xmas presents this past holiday season... ;)



  • @Dochartaigh the two primary UK sellers state one per customer but it seems to be one per transaction as I've had more than one from each. I'd rather this be the case than some git coming along and buying 100 simply because they're so cheap. Socks make excellent Christmas presents 😀.



  • @tashman said in Raspberry Pi Zero W?:

    @Dochartaigh the two primary UK sellers state one per customer but it seems to be one per transaction as I've had more than one from each. I'd rather this be the case than some git coming along and buying 100 simply because they're so cheap. Socks make excellent Christmas presents 😀.

    Same with Adafruit in the states - but they STILL charge you $10 shipping each individual order with 1x Zero...so still ~$15 per $5 board.

    Even in-person at Micro Center the 1st is $5, #2-5 is $9.99/each, #6+ is $12.99/each (you ever see pricing that RAISES the more you buy? I haven't...).

    Again, this is because Raspberry Pi Foundation can't keep up with supply, OR they have some weird marketing plan or back end something or other where they don't want to be selling these in the numbers people are demanding (when in reality, in an interview I watched, they simply can't produce enough in their UK factory which is where the Zero's are made - unlike the PI 3 being made overseas OR in their UK factory depending on the batch you get).



  • I never had troubles to get one. I live in Japan and here a Pi 3 cost an arm and a leg. Too expensive.
    Pi Zeros are not available over here so I searched and found Pimoroni. Those guys are fast and have pretty much everything I need.
    I got my Pi Zero 1.3 and now my Pi Zero W from them. Always in stock. Shipping was ¥5.50 which I consider cheap in comparison to Adafruits $16! only to ship a bubble bag, which as far I can recall is considered a letter by most carriers.

    So if you need a Pi Zero go to Pimoroni and they'll hook you up.



  • @FlyingTomahawk Pimoroni and the Pi hut are cheaper to ship from the U.K. to me than Adafruit to ship to me and they're in Manhattan which is two hours away from me by car.



  • Yes, you're quite right the one per customer/transaction means that they'll profit nicely from the excessive postage costs. On the other hand the controlled supply (sort of) does give the average hobbyist the fighting chance of getting one for cheap....That's my simplistic and probably naive view....



  • @tashman said in Raspberry Pi Zero W?:

    @Dochartaigh the two primary UK sellers state one per customer but it seems to be one per transaction as I've had more than one from each. I'd rather this be the case than some git coming along and buying 100 simply because they're so cheap. Socks make excellent Christmas presents 😀.

    I would buy them all if I could. All of them.


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