Quantity   Component name
1 × x86 laptop, 1.0 GHz or faster, 1G or more RAM, no HD needed (you should be able to find one for free that is being discarded)
1 × Pi Zero
1 × micro-SD card, at least 16G
1 × micro to USB cable (must not be OTG or charging only cable)
1 × 8G or larger USB flash drive (you only really need this for setup, but it's nice to have it on hand for rescue purposes)
1 × USB attached micro SD card reader (like above you only really need this for setup)
1 × soldering iron and solder
1 × wire stripping tools (or do what I do and use the soldering iron to melt the insulation)
1 × pliers (to cut cable and break off USB shell)
1 × double sided tape or Velcro (to mount Zero)
1 × hot glue gun and glue
1 × knife or Dremel to trim plastic laptop frame
1 × tools needed to take your laptop apart
1 × multimeter (for connection testing)