Murrica Residents near MicroCenter: Raspi Zero is currently $1 in-store.

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09-18-2016, 12:09 AM
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This seems to be a US-only thing for MicroCenter. if anything like this is happening near you, post it in here to share.
This might have something to do with the fact they sold over x amount of boards since 2012, and it's a special promotion, least that's what the woman at check-out said to me yesterday when I purchased mine.

Remember to get the cheapest USB-OTG to normal USB adapter you can get your hands on to use the thing properly, though, since it doesn't have networking or WiFi on-board. Still, for US$1, you can't go wrong for some cheap fun.

Cheers.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/46318...mera_Ready
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09-18-2016, 12:24 AM
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10+ in stock at the location near me. Unfortunately I have no way of getting there till Monday. Ugh, hopefully there might be a few left come Monday that I can pick up. I'd love to mess around with one.

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09-18-2016, 08:12 AM (This post was last modified: 09-18-2016, 08:13 AM by Sudos.)
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some pics of mine as it stands now. Not the prettiest thing to look at, but it's a clone hack of the "first" Pi Zero hack to be documented...

just with a normal USB port instead of wiring directly to the contacts on a USB wireless adapter.
The white stuff is this silicone caulk-stick stuff I have in my cabinet, it's supposed to be for hot-glue-gun use for caulking, so I just refer to it as "white hot-snot" so no one misunderstands me when I tell them what it is. Melted with a lighter, it looks nasty, but if I had a proper gun to use the stuff in, I'm sure it'd look a bit neater.

I'm planning on going and getting another either today or sometime during the week, all things going to plan, that is.


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09-18-2016, 12:12 PM
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keep us updated on some projects you use it for.
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09-18-2016, 12:49 PM
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(09-18-2016, 08:12 AM)Sudos Wrote: The white stuff is this silicone caulk-stick stuff I have in my cabinet, it's supposed to be for hot-glue-gun use for caulking, so I just refer to it as "white hot-snot" so no one misunderstands me when I tell them what it is. Melted with a lighter, it looks nasty, but if I had a proper gun to use the stuff in, I'm sure it'd look a bit neater.

Glue guns are about £5 here, for the really cheap ones. Not sure if the caulk sticks are the right size for the cheap ones but it's worth a try for so cheap. Even if they don't fit a glue gun is pretty damn useful.

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09-18-2016, 07:06 PM
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They were already out of stock at the Micro Center in my area by the time I got there, contrary to what the store said online. Even now it still says that the Zero is in stock. Oh well, I guess.

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