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What's the cheapest way to get network connectivity to the Pi Zero?

Two options: a) Buy Micro USB RJ45 adapter for $2.74 including shipping b) USB RJ45 adapter for $1.50 and a Micro USB OTG adapter for $0.23 (total price $1.73) Some of the articles may be cheaper ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero with Ethernet Over HDMI

No, the Pi Zero does not support ethernet over HDMI. Unfortunately the schematics for the Pi Zero are not available (edited: an overview schematics is available now, see updated information below). ...
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What's the cheapest way to get network connectivity to the Pi Zero?

Ethernet over SPI One of the cheapest ways is to connect an Ethernet controller over the SPI bus. Such a controller could be for example ENC28J60 which is often being used for Ethernet connectivity ...
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Current draw for +/2/3/0 models

If you don't want to click links, the Raspberry Pi can handle 4.75v to 5.25v. As for the current draw/power consumption, here are some numbers: All of these are bare-bone (does not have any ...
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Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero?

No, it won't run on Pi Zero. It's because of the hardware. The Pi zero and the first-generation Pis (BCM2835) use ARMv6. The Pi2 (BCM2836) uses ARMv7. Windows 10 IoT Core needs ARMv7. If I'm going ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero usable with fully free software?

No. The Pi Zero uses the BCM2835 system-on-a-chip, which combines a CPU and a VideoCore 4 GPU -- the same basic SoC as on the Pi A/B/+ models although with a faster clock speed (which does not ...
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Can you put Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi Zero?

No, Windows 10 IoT requires the Pi 2's ARM 7 multicore chip (BCM 2836).
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What can I use to power my Raspberry Pi Zero with rechargeable battery?

I took a quick look at some light and powerful lithium polymer batteries, and it looks to me like a battery similar in scale to the Zero is not going to provide much capacity. Let's keep in mind that ...
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DIY uninterruptable power supply (UPS) for Raspberry Pi Zero

Absolutely DO NOT connect the battery in parallel with the load. The charger will not know if the battery is full or not and will continue to pump power both to the battery and the step-up converter. ...
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Powered USB hub for Pi Zero

Like @SteveRobillard stated in his comment, it's probably best just to buy the powered hub first and save you the possible trouble of not having it in the first place if you needed it. There are OTG [...
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Is the pi-zero capable enough to play video?

Yes. As far as I can remember, pretty much every Pi I've ever tried to play 1920x1080 video on has worked, up to and including the very first generation boards. You can see a brief sample of the Zero ...
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Detect HDMI and Start GUI

There's a command line utility, tvservice built into Raspbian that will tell you the state of the HDMI. To detect the full state, you can use the command: tvservice -s. On my RPi this currently ...
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Does Raspberry Pi Zero show any screen if turned on without a SD Card?

On Raspberry Pi there is no signal on HDMI unless the VideoCore IV Chip has been initialized. This is done by reading the special firmware (bootcode.bin/start.elf) from the boot partition. So unless ...
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What's the cheapest way to get network connectivity to the Pi Zero?

For me, the cheapest and easiest way to get Ethernet to the Zero was over USB to my host. I found the link here was the easiest and quickest, set a static IP for the USB0 network connection and it ...
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Does Raspberry Pi Zero have a polyfuse?

The Pi Zero does not have a fuse (polyfuse or otherwise). See this Raspberry Pi org forum post. Also see these limited schematics.
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Connect Pi-Zero via USB RNDIS Gadget to Ubuntu 17.04

Answering to myself: I found the answer now (actually I don't really know, why it works, but it works). Open Network Settings. If the Zero is connected and active, you'll find an entry for "USB ...
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Why does the Raspberry Pi Zero not have two working USB ports?

Two USB ports would have needed an extra USB hub chip on the board (and there's no spare room for that). The one USB is directly connected to the ARM processor (which is why it can do USB OTG). With ...
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What's the smallest wifi connector for the Raspberry Pi Zero?

You can do better than that micro USB adapter. Try this guy out: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015XA3W0G/. I'm still waiting for my Pi Zero to show up, but I was able to test that adapter with another ...
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Pi Zero Video out header

No, those pins have nothing to do with audio. The upper two pins are to reset the Pi and are labeled "Run". While we have no schematics of the Pi Zero available yet, we can deduce this from former ...
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How to change permissions on external hard-drive connected to Raspberry?

You are probably not doing anything wrong. It seems to me that the real issue is that the instructions, as written, don't work generically. The point at which you are apparently stuck is the chown ...
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RPi zero ethernet connection via HDMI port using a HDMI to RJ45 adaptor

No. HDMI to Ethernet adapters are used to send HDMI display data over an Ethernet cable, rather than network data over HDMI. This won't work.
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Does Raspberry Pi Zero have a polyfuse?

NO polyfuse for raspberry pi zero Thanks to Joan I got the information to complete this request. Here are the schematics for the power supply of both raspberry pi Zero and PRI 3, . Raspberry Pi Zero ...
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Creating a Raspberry Pi Zero cluster for crypto mining

Clusters generally work well for tasks that can be parallelised—i.e. you can split the task into lots of small ones that can run at the same time. Fortunately, cryptocurrencies are ideal for that, ...
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Schematics/Drawings of the Pi Zero?

Given that not even the schematics of the Pi2 are released I doubt that we will see the electrical design any time soon. (And there might of course be valid concerns at the Foundation to not release ...
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What's the cheapest way to get network connectivity to the Pi Zero?

A better ESP8266 solution is to connect it as a SDIO device on the GPIO port. This is inexpensive and can get you ~40Mb/s over wifi http://oshlab.com/esp8266-raspberry-pi-gpio-wifi/ A little ...
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Can the Pi Zero act as an USB peripheral device?

Data USB port can be used for OTG and “power”. As of time of this writing Serial and Ethernet were tested, but others should work with proper amount of efforts (keyboard, disk, camera, etc.) Composite ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero actual price?

They may have up the price because they are out of stock elsewhere, so they make more money. It should retail at £4/$5 (source) for the board on its own. However various packs are available which ...
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Can the Pi Zero act as an USB peripheral device?

As far as I can tell, the answer will be the same as for the A/A+/CM. The hardware is capable of device mode but I haven't seen anyone figure out how to make it work under linux. Edit: this answer ...
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How to connect Raspberry Pi Zero to PC

The way I initially connected was with a USB serial dongle at the PC end connected to the Pi's UART and ground. You can then use terminal emulator software to log in to the Pi. You then have the old ...
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Disable LEDs Pi Zero

Add the following to /boot/config.txt and reboot. dtparam=act_led_trigger=none The LED is wired with inverse logic. Write 1 to GPIO 47 to switch it off. Write 0 to GPIO 47 to switch it on.
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