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Raspberry Pi Zero gets camera connector!

by Todd Haselton | May 16, 2016May 16, 2016 10:00 am PST

Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton announced on Monday that, through dumb luck, one of his team members was able to get a camera connector to fit right into the existing Raspberry Pi Zero board.

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 computer, so it’s pretty incredible to learn that a pretty major new feature is now supported. Plus, it’s also one of the most asked-for features, according to Upton. Funny enough, Upton explained that the connector works with the same FPC connector that the company uses for its Compute Module Development Kit.

Mike, the team member who was able to add the new camera connector, is going to launch the board with a camera, a new radio board that includes GPS+RTTY+LoRa and more soon. A camera can be attached using a ribbon cable, pictured above.

Judging from the 39 comments already left on Upton’s blog post, the Raspberry Pi community is already rather excited.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...