Posted 1/27/2021 21:23 (#8787702) Subject: Who wants a Raspberry Pi Zero W?
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Raspberry Pi Zero W
I have one that I don't need, so I'm going to give it away to someone on NAT. Reply to this thread by midnight Saturday and I'll randomly pick one of you on Sunday to mail it to.
1) You must have a user account here before this post was created. No new users just for the giveaway.
2) Only people with US addresses.
3) Within the next year, you have to post a picture & details of what you're doing with it.
What is it? A small single board computer. Let's be honest here, if your first thought is "what is it?", this isn't a project for you.
Backstory: Purchased this a couple weeks ago to run OctoPrint on my 3d printer. I soldered 5 pins to it, loaded OctoPrint on a micro SD card, and installed it in the printer. It worked, but it's just too slow for this application. Boot time was over 6 minutes. After 2 hours of testing, I removed it and put a Raspberry Pi 3B+ on it. That has a boot time of about 1 minute. The Zero W is only $10 plus shipping, so I'm not out much. I figure someone else might have a light-duty application that this would be a good fit for.