The Pi Zero W is now my IoT platform of choice. You can get the equivalent of a Pi A/B with WiFi and Bluetooth dongles for less than the price of the dongles. And all in a smaller and lower power package. If you don’t need the grunt of a Pi2 or Pi3 then a ZeroW is the way to go.
If only you could order more than one at a time!
It’s fantastic to have a reseller in Aus/NZ. I love this device.
I purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero W with the camera kit. It arrived yesterday - woo hoo!
The one obvious difference with the Pi Zero W and the Pi 3 is the lack of pins. I realize I can solder a header or even individual leads but I was curious - are there any other options? I’m still prototyping but plan on putting the Pi into a case. At the moment I’ve resisted soldering anything but I’m constantly having issues with the leads not contacting properly.
Glad to hear it, yep the Pi Zero doesn’t come with headers to keep the form factor down. Only way to reliably get header pins on is to solder, but if you’re careful and use a quality iron, you shouldn’t have much trouble.