Pimoroni PIM262 Raspberry Pi Zero W Starter Kit
The Raspberry Pi Zero W takes the awesome Pi Zero and adds wireless LAN and Bluetooth, making it perfect for embedded Internet of Things projects. This starter kit is the whole caboodle of things that you'll need to get up and running. The kit includes an SD card with operating system pre-loaded, a smart and colourful Pibow Zero W case, and even one of those lovely Blinkt! multicolour LED strips to take your first steps with coding in Python!
Because the Pi Zero W has built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth, it frees up the micro-USB port, so that the unit is a really tiny package - ideal for use in embedded IoT applications or for minimalist computing set-ups. Supplied as part of the kit is an 8GB micro-SD card pre-loaded with the Raspbian operating system. It just needs popping out of the larger SD card adaptor, inserting into the slot on the Pi Zero W and the whole lot can be safely put in the protective case.
To protect your beloved from knocks, bumps and drop-testing, a Pibow case is included. The beautiful case has a clear top layer, with frosted red, purple and blue layers. The clever design of the case leaves the GPIO pins free, letting you attach any add-on boards - such as the Blinkt! - while your Pi is safely tucked away in its case.
A further treat for you is the inclusion of the Blinkt! multicolour LED strip, the perfect way to take the first steps in coding using Python. There is a guide that will teach you the basics, and there's a bunch of code examples in the Blinkt! GitHub code repository to give you an idea of what's possible.
The Python library gives you full control over your Blinkt! There's even a nifty one-line installer to get everything set up super-quick. There's details on how to get started in the tutorial.
For more information, tips, projects, and a whole lot more, visit the Pimoroni Learning Centre here.
Raspberry Pi Zero W
8GB micro-SD card with operating system pre-loaded
Blinkt! multicolour LED strip
Male 2 x 20 pin header
50cm USB A to micro-B cable
USB A (female) to micro B (male) adaptor
Mini to full-size HDMI adaptor
Sticker sheet (personalise your Pibow!)
Comes in a reusable kit box
- Pi Zero W with single core CPU and built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth
- Blinkt! with 8x APA102 RGB LEDs
- Pibow Zero W acrylic case
- 8GB micro-SD card with NOOBS 2.2 pre-loaded
- Take around 30 minutes to assemble (female and male headers require soldering)
- Adaptor kit
- 50cm USB A to micro-B cable
- Python library
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