The Raspberry Pi Zero just got a £4 camera connector

The Raspberry Pi Zero, which at just £4 ($5) is the cheapest computer we’re aware of, just got a much needed accessory in the form of a camera connector.

Announcing the launch of the custom six-inch adapter cable on the Raspberry Pi blog, Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton explained how the £4 connector works with the Zero board.

He writes:

“Through dumb luck, the same fine-pitch FPC connector that we use on the Compute Module Development Kit just fits onto the right hand side of the board…

“To connect the camera to the Zero, we offer a custom six-inch adapter cable. This converts from the fine-pitch connector format to the coarser pitch used by the camera board.”

In other words, tinkerers will now be able to use a standard or NOIR camera with the Zero, fixing one of the few chinks in the otherwise awesome board’s armour.

The new camera connector can be bought in the UK and Europe for £4 from The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit.

Related: Everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi Zero

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