Zero W

by Raspberry Pi

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NOTE: This build is alpha quality and is for experimental use. It is missing features and has known issues.

Raspberry Pi Zero W Is the first small size (Wifi enabled) Raspberry Pi’s single-board computers. This is the predecessor of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W with the same form factor.

The board incorporates a Broadcom single-core ARMv6 CPU (BCM2835) clocked at 1GHz and has 512MB of RAM.

The board has a microSD card slot, a CSI-2 camera connector, a USB On-The-Go (OTG) port, and an unpopulated footprint for a HAT-compatible 40-pin GPIO header. It is powered via a micro USB socket. Video output is via a mini HDMI port; composite video output can easily be made available via test points, if needed.

CircuitPython

These downloads are for CircuitPython standalone on the Raspberry Pi (not Blinka). There is no underlying operating system. It is in early development.

This image could work on non Wifi Pi Zero but was primarly develop for the Wifi version.

After installing the disk image on an SD card, the normal CircuitPython USB workflow is available over the micro-B USB connector labeled “USB”.

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CircuitPython 8.1.0

This is the latest stable release of CircuitPython that will work with the Zero W.

Use this release if you are new to CircuitPython.

Release Notes for 8.1.0

Built-in modules available: _asyncio, _bleio, _pixelmap, adafruit_bus_device, adafruit_pixelbuf, aesio, array, atexit, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, board, builtins, busio, collections, digitalio, displayio, errno, fontio, framebufferio, getpass, gifio, json, keypad, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, onewireio, os, rainbowio, random, re, rtc, sdcardio, sdioio, select, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, sys, terminalio, time, touchio, traceback, ulab, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, videocore, zlib

CircuitPython 8.2.0-beta.0

This is the latest development release of CircuitPython that will work with the Zero W.

Alpha development releases are early releases. They are unfinished, are likely to have bugs, and the features they provide may change. Beta releases may have some bugs and unfinished features, but should be suitable for many uses. A Release Candidate (rc) release is considered done and will become the next stable release, assuming no further issues are found.

Please try alpha, beta, and rc releases if you are able. Your testing is invaluable: it helps us uncover and find issues quickly.

Release Notes for 8.2.0-beta.0

Built-in modules available: _asyncio, _bleio, _pixelmap, adafruit_bus_device, adafruit_pixelbuf, aesio, array, atexit, binascii, bitbangio, bitmaptools, board, builtins, busio, collections, digitalio, displayio, errno, fontio, framebufferio, getpass, gifio, json, keypad, math, microcontroller, msgpack, neopixel_write, onewireio, os, rainbowio, random, re, rtc, sdcardio, sdioio, select, sharpdisplay, storage, struct, supervisor, sys, terminalio, time, touchio, traceback, ulab, usb_cdc, usb_hid, usb_midi, vectorio, videocore, zlib

Absolute Newest

Every time we commit new code to CircuitPython we automatically build binaries for each board and language. The binaries are stored on Amazon S3, organized by board, and then by language. These releases are even newer than the development release listed above. Try them if you want the absolute latest and are feeling daring or want to see if a problem has been fixed.

Previous Versions of CircuitPython

All previous releases of CircuitPython are available for download from Amazon S3 through the button below. For very old releases, look in the OLD/ folder for each board. Release notes for each release are available at GitHub button below.

Older releases are useful for testing if you something appears to be broken in a newer release but used to work, or if you have older code that depends on features only available in an older release. Otherwise we recommend using the latest stable release.