Yukon Modular Project Platform

Raspberry Pi Zero W + Essentials Kit – Zero W

by Pimoroni

Our beginner friendly Raspberry Pi Zero W Essentials Kit includes a Zero W and all the essentials you need to get started.

Raspberry Pi Zero W is a super-small, hackable, low-cost Single Board Computer (SBC) with wireless and Bluetooth connectivity. It has a massive user base and there are lots of existing code examples, guides and software libraries to experiment with. Check out the Raspberry Pi site for tutorials, getting started info and lots of other documentation.

The Zero W kit includes a 40 pin header, which you can solder on if you want to be able to attach HATs and other add-ons. The Zero WH kit comes with a 40 pin header pre-soldered.

Pi Zero boards use a mini HDMI port for connecting to a display and USB micro-B ports for connecting to power and USB devices. Most USB devices (like keyboards and mice) have USB-A connectors, so you might want to consider also picking up a USB micro-B to USB-A adaptor (like the one in our Zero Adaptor Kit) or a hub with a USB micro-B connector.

Note that these kits include a three pin UK power supply.

Zero W Kit Contents

  • 1 x Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • 1 x 40-pin header (requires soldering)
  • 1 x 32GB microSD card (with SD adaptor)
  • 1 x Mini HDMI to HDMI cable
  • 1 x Raspberry Pi 12.5W Power Supply (UK version)
  • 1 x Official Raspberry Pi Case for Pi Zero W

Zero WH Kit Contents

  • 1 x Raspberry Pi Zero WH (with pre-soldered headers)
  • 1 x 32GB microSD card (with SD adaptor)
  • 1 x Mini HDMI to HDMI cable
  • 1 x Raspberry Pi 12.5W Power Supply (UK version)
  • 1 x Official Raspberry Pi Case for Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Zero W/WH Features

  • BCM 2835 SOC @ 1GHz
  • 512MB of RAM
  • On-board Wireless LAN - 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n (BCM43438)
  • On-board Bluetooth 4.1 + HS Low-energy (BLE) (BCM43438)
  • micro-SD slot
  • mini HDMI for display
  • micro-B USB for data
  • micro-B USB for power
  • CSI camera connector *
  • 40-pin GPIO connector (Zero W requires soldering)
  • Compatible with existing add-ons
  • Dimensions: 65mm x 30mm x 5mm

Notes

  • The CSI camera connector on the Pi Zero W is smaller than the one found on a full size Raspberry Pi. You may need an adaptor cable if you want to plug in an official Raspberry Pi camera.