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$5 Raspberry Pi Zero Sells out in Less Than 24 Hours

A picture shows two Raspberry Pi computers in London on July 8, 2013. The 25 USD (17 GBP, 19.50 euros) British microcomputer, the world's cheapest, has sold almost one-and-a-half million units in eighteen months, powering devices from coffee machines to aquatic drones across the world.  (MONA BOSHNAQ/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture shows two Raspberry Pi computers in London on July 8, 2013. The 25 USD (17 GBP, 19.50 euros) British microcomputer, the world's cheapest, has sold almost one-and-a-half million units in eighteen months, powering devices from coffee machines to aquatic drones across the world. (MONA BOSHNAQ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Raspberry Pi Zero, despite its small size and cost, is a pretty big deal. The Pi Zero only costs $5, but there’s bad news:...

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