The Raspberry Pi Zero W is a small (and affordable) computer on a board – it has the essentials for creating little projects with built-in wi-fi, an HDMI output and an extra USB for input from a keyboard or mouse. It runs a Linux distribution (Raspbian) and for that reason it’s very versatile and user-friendly, since we can use pretty much any programming language that can run on Linux. Apart from that, of course, you have the GPIO pin head to create circuits and use components to make your project really smart.
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