Raspberry Pi was initially conceived to take hardware to people for whom cost was a major factor behind shying away from technology. While the original Raspberry Pi as well as Model B were available at just $20-35, the company decided to do away with profits altogether with the Zero.
Introducing PIZERO from Raspberry Pi Foundation on Vimeo.
"Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge," said Raspberry in its website.
Raspberry Pi Zero comes free with any December issue of MagPi
Raspberry Pi Zero features a Broadcom BCM2835 application processor, 512MB RAM, a microSD slot, a mini-HDMI socket, Micro-USB sockets for data and power and an unpopulated composite video header. The device measures just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm which makes it smaller than today's smartphones.
Raspberry Pi also runs Raspbian OS and you will be able to play your favourite games and apps like Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi on it.
You will be able to buy a Raspberry Pi Zero at any of element14, The Pi Hut or Pimoroni outlets. Also, if you buy the December issue of MagPi magazine, you'll get a Raspberry Pi Zero for free. The magazine contains all the details, interviews and project ideas about the Raspberry Pi Zero.