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This morning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the newest addition to its lineup of microcomputers. The Raspberry Pi W comes in at $10 with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios, making it arguably the most intriguing release in recent years. As you’d guess, the W stands for wireless but it packs much of the same specifications as the previous generation, which includes 512MB of RAM and a 1GHz Broadcom processor. A full list of specs can be found below.

For those interested in DIY projects, particularly smart home automation, the new Raspberry Pi W is a welcome addition. Built-in wireless radios mean one less add-on for projects from third-party suppliers. Alongside today’s announcement is word of new injection molded cases from the Pi Foundation that offer interchangeable lids, which are smaller than the previous official version. The new Raspberry Pi W will be available in the US for $10 at retailers like Micro Center.

Specs:

  • 1GHz, single-core CPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • Mini-HDMI port
  • Micro-USB On-The-Go port
  • Micro-USB power
  • HAT-compatible 40-pin header
  • Composite video and reset headers
  • CSI camera connector
  • 802.11n wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation

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