Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

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el_toro
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Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by el_toro » Tue 28 Feb 2017 15:42

The new Pi Zero is out!
Same specs, but with onboard WIFI and Bluetooth chip!
Was wondering is this is going to be compatible with Raspiboy hat.

Can someone give us some info about this?

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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by Admin » Wed 1 Mar 2017 11:53

I checked, the test pads did not moved so it should be compatible.
There should be no reasons it is not compatible

I ordered one to test confirm!

Stormbringer
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by Stormbringer » Thu 30 Mar 2017 18:23

nice

leathco
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by leathco » Fri 12 May 2017 06:40

I'm debating whether to get one or not. I already bought a Pi Zero (1.3 standard) for my Raspiboy, and figured I could add bluetooth via a USB nub (wanting to use bluetooth for additional controller instead of standard USB). So I am now debating whether I want an IOGear Bluetooth nub in one of the USB ports or to just order a Pi Zero W and having an extra Pi Zero around the house.

leathco
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by leathco » Tue 27 Jun 2017 18:22

So was this ever tested? Really tempted to order one before my RaspiBoy comes in. Of course than I'll have to figure out what to do with the other Pi 0 I bought for this project....maybe build it into an Altoids tin?

karuchie
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by karuchie » Thu 17 Aug 2017 06:48

Although it can communicate with ZeroW alone, it was hardly possible to communicate with RaspiBoy when it was installed.
So disable built-in WLAN and use USB WLAN.

Since Bluetooth does not have compatible equipment, it has not been tested yet.

Meanjeans
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by Meanjeans » Sat 26 Aug 2017 23:53

Although it can communicate with ZeroW alone, it was hardly possible to communicate with RaspiBoy when it was installed.
So disable built-in WLAN and use USB WLAN.
You mean the the case or display, 8b craft board and stuff blocks the wifi of the pi0w?
I also ordered a w since the pi0 without wlan was sold out. But I guess the wlan is not that useful here, at least for the raspi boy, or is it?

schalk27
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by schalk27 » Tue 3 Oct 2017 08:51

Does anyone have new experiences using the "Pi Zero W"? Id like to buy one if it works identical with the Raspiboy.

thanks for sharing your experiences :D

echoshard1
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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by echoshard1 » Wed 4 Oct 2017 19:01

I had both a Pi Zero and a Pi Zero W

I started with the Zero and then went with the W.

The W ran a little bit hotter and reduced the battery life a bit. It was kinda nice however to be able to connect to it when I needed to for updates. However, if you buy a cheap USB to Ethernet dongle you can fix this but you have to carry it around.

I stuck with the W because it's convenient to do a quick SSH into the RaspiBoy. I do leave the Wifi Disconnected and wrote a script to disable and Enable Wifi when needed. I use the Ethernet Dongle for large transfers

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Re: Pi Zero W, wireless and bluetooth connection onboard!

Post by M-ACE » Thu 5 Oct 2017 22:13

echoshard1 wrote: I do leave the Wifi Disconnected and wrote a script to disable and Enable Wifi when needed. I use the Ethernet Dongle for large transfers
Care to share your disable/enable script?

Also, does disabling the WiFi and Bluetooth help with battery life and heat?

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