The low cost of entry and the seemingly limitless ideas that are possible with the Raspberry Pi platform is why founder Eben Upton is today announcing an incredible milestone — 10 million units have been shipped to date. “Thanks to you, we’ve beaten our wildest dreams by three orders of magnitude, and we’re only just getting started,” wrote Upton.
“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,” Upton continued. “There 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.”
To celebrate this achievement, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has created an official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. The starter kit has everything you need to get your feet wet, including an official case that was designed by Kinneir Dufort.
Here’s what you’ll receive inside the box:
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
- 8GB NOOBS SD card
- Official Kinneir Dufortl case
- Official 2.5A multi-region power supply
- Official 1-meter HDMI cable
- Optical mouse and a keyboard
- One copy of Adventures in Raspberry Pi Foundation Edition
The kit is currently on sale in the United Kington for £99, and will likely arrive in the U.S. with a price tag of around $130.