The latest entry into the immensely popular Raspberry Pi Single Board Computer catalog, the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, provides an upgraded drop-in replacement to the Pi Zero W powered by a quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 CPU. This guide highlights the improvements in hardware on the Pi Zero 2 W, how to install and set it up in a desktop configuration, and the basics of using the Raspberry Pi OS.
Our guide for the Pi Zero 2 W assumes you have the Pi Zero 2 W Basic Kit, so if you do not have the kit, make sure you have the necessary accessories (power adapter, mini HDMI cable, USB OTG cable or USB hub & a microSD card). Along with the Basic Kit, you will need a monitor (or TV), keyboard, mouse and USB hub (for more than one USB device) to follow this tutorial.
Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W
December 22, 2021
The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W Basic Kit provides the bare bones of a Pi Zero 2 W setup. The kit includes a Pi Zero 2 W, Raspberry Pi 12.5W Micro-USB Power Adapter, mini HDMI cable, USB OTG cable and a 64GB MicroSD Card with adapter.
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