Here’s another iteration on the Zero Terminal projects I’ve been working on for a few years. For those of you who haven’t seen them, I’ve been trying to design the most usable all in one Pi Zero computer out there.
This version departs a little from the previous ones, as it is more focused on modularity, and forgoes a keyboard as standard, though it is possible to add one, as I’ll show you in a bit. The goal here was to create something very versatile, allowing for all sorts of use cases to unlock the Zero’s potential. Anyways, let’s take a look at it.
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