A new version of the Raspberry Pi computer has been developed – the Raspberry Pi Zero – which measures just 65mm x 30mm x 5mm and is so cheap that it is being given away on the cover of magazine MagPi.
The Raspberry Pi computer, developed in the UK, first launched in 2012 and has so far sold around 6 million units.
The computer aims to be a portable piece of hardware that can give people their first experience of coding. The original Pi Model B and its successors were priced at around $20-$35 (£13-£23).
Raspberry Pi chief executive Eben Upton says: “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.”
Upton says the new Raspberry Pi Zero – which is being made in Wales – has been under development since the start of the year.
Raspberry Pi Zero is priced at $5 (£3.30) and is described as “a fully-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family” and is 40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1.
As well as going on sale from distributors, the new Raspberry Pi is also being given away for free on the cover of the latest issue of MagPi magazine, which is available this week.