Raspberry Pi Zero gains a camera connector
30,000 hot Pis in stores now and factory ready to bake plenty more
The Raspberry Pi Zero has added a camera connector.
Chief Pi guy Eben Upton has explained that the new connector came about as a result of colossal demand for the minuscule computer.
The factory baking Pis could not keep up with demand for the Zero and then had to pause production once the Raspberry Pi 3 debuted.
Upton says during that pause the Pi team discovered “the same fine-pitch FPC connector that we use on the Compute Module Development Kit just fits onto the right hand side of the board”. The outfit is therefore offering a cable that connects to the the FPC slot on one side and the Raspberry Pi camera module on the other.
Raspberry Pi evangelist Matt Richardson, who devised the cable, has shown it off on Twitter.
— Matt Richardson (@MattRichardson) May 16, 2016
Upton says 30,000 of the new model, version 1.3, are available now and that the Pi bakery is going to keep churning them out until users’ appetites are sated. ®
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