Raspberry Pi celebrates 10 million sales, and releases a new starter kit


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It has been four years since the first Raspberry Pi hit the market, and the company behind it all has recently had their 10-millionth sale. To celebrate, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched an official starter kit which will include the latest Raspberry Pi, an 8GB SD card, power supply, case, HDMI cable, keyboard, and mouse. The kit is priced at £99 plus VAT and is currently available to order in the UK, although suppliers are currently out of stock.

When we started Raspberry Pi, we had a simple goal: to increase the number of people applying to study Computer Science at Cambridge. By putting cheap, programmable computers in the hands of the right young people, we hoped that we might revive some of the sense of excitement about computing that we had back in the 1980s with our Sinclair Spectrums, BBC Micros and Commodore 64s.

At the time, we thought our lifetime volumes might amount to ten thousand units – if we were lucky. There was was no expectation that adults would use Raspberry Pi, no expectation of commercial success, and certainly no expectation that four years later we would be manufacturing tens of thousands of units a day in the UK, and exporting Raspberry Pi all over the world.


Read more here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/ten-millionth-raspberry-pi-new-kit/

If you want to learn more about Raspberry Pi, here is an introduction video:

 
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One of the companies that make Raspberry Pi looks like being taken over tomorrow.

Story HERE

Another British company going to the US.(But not China ;))
 

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