Raspberry Pi Celebrates 10 Million Sales, Debuts New Feature-Packed Starter Kit

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Since it first hit the market in 2012, the Raspberry Pi has gone through numerous iterations and has become a popular sidekick for students and hobbyists alike. People use the low-priced mini computers are used to shoot down ace pilots in aerial combat simulations, they power retro arcade systems, and can be found in countless experiments by students of all ages.

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.

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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.


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