Pricing a Raspberry Pi Zero including accessories

The following table includes the cheapest prices for Raspberry Pi accessories, including the price of the Raspberry Pi Zero:

Price Item
£4.00 Raspberry Pi Zero Raspberry Pi Zero
£2.59 Micro SD card 8GB Kingston MICRO SDHC MEMORY CARD
£2.84 USB wall charger New 4 Ports USB Multi Adapter Travel Wall AC Power Charger
£2.09 USB retractable cable 5x Micro USB to USB Retractable Data Sync Charger Cable
£1.06 micro USB cable adapter Micro USB Cable Male Host to USB Female OTG Adapter
£1.49 USB hub WHITE 4 PORT HIGH SPEED USB HUB 2.0
£1.47 USB to LAN adapter New USB 2.0 To LAN RJ45 Ethernet 10/100Mbps Network Card Adapter
£1.88 USB sound card USB 2.0 Virtual 7.1 Channel Audio Sound Card Adapter

Price of Raspberry Pi Zero vs Raspberry Pi model B

Raspberry Pi Zero + micro USB cable adapter + USB hub + USB to LAN adapter + USB sound card = £9.90

Raspberry Pi Zero + micro USB adapter + 4 port USB hub + USB to LAN adapter + USB sound card = £9.90

Raspberry Pi £29.99 - Raspberry Pi Zero (with model B features) £9.90 = £20.09

That means the Raspberry Zero including 4 x USB ports, USB ethernet adapter and USB sound card is £20 cheaper than the original Raspberry Pi model B.

Note: I have not included the price for the header pins and the time taken to solder the the header pins into the GPIO holes on the board. The price I found on eBay was £1.68 for 2 pairs 40 Pin Header Female + Male Pins Sockets SIL 2.54mm Arduino Raspberry Pi.

Conclusion

Use a Raspberry Pi Zero instead of a Raspberry Pi B unless you have a specific reason why you would want everything already assembled (i.e. convenience).

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Published:
06-12-2015 16:03