Pi Cast Special: Eben Upton Talks Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

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The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is only a few hours old and it is already exciting Raspberry Pi fans across the world. The $15 update for the Raspberry Pi  Zero sees a custom SIP (System in Package) which houses a quad core Arm Cortex A53 running at 1 GHz and 512MB of RAM. 

We wanted to learn more about the latest Raspberry Pi and who better than Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton who will be joining us for a special episode of The Pi Cast, 12pm ET / 5pm BST. He'll be taking your questions live during the stream.

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is the latest board to use the Zero form factor. Originally released in 2015 as a $5 computer, the Raspberry Pi Zero is essentially a Raspberry Pi 1 overclocked to 1 GHz in a much smaller footprint. A couple of years later and we saw the $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, the same CPU and RAM configuration but with added Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. In 2021 we see the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, the same form factor but with much better performance, even some hidden "free" performance via overclocking.

In our special show at 12pm ET / 5pm BST today we will ask Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton to tell us more about the process that led to the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W and the decisions which shaped the specifications for its latest $15 Pi. We'll also be taking your questions live.

The Tom's Hardware Pi Cast is our weekly live stream show that's dedicated to all things Raspberry Pi. We normally air live on Tuesday's at 2:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm UK time on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. 

You can see a complete archive of all of our episodes on our YouTube playlist. Past highlights include our Q&A with Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton, and talks with SparkFun Founder Nathan Seidle and Adafruit's Limor "Ladyada" Fried.

Les Pounder

Les Pounder is an associate editor at Tom's Hardware. He is a creative technologist and for seven years has created projects to educate and inspire minds both young and old. He has worked with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to write and deliver their teacher training program "Picademy".