Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:06
We talk about the Raspberry Pi around here a bit and I've wondered how many of these $35 computers have they actually sold? While it is cool and all, how many people actually buy these and use them for any actual projects. The number is in and it's a big one. 5,000,000 have sold and counting. That's awesome for a company that gives you a board, four USB ports, an ethernet port, HDMI and audio. Here's to another 5 Million!
The Raspberry Pi's super-low pricing ($35 or less) played a large part in those sales numbers, of course. It's relatively painless to pick up the device if you're curious, and it's well-suited to bulk educational purchases that help entire classrooms learn how to code. Whatever factors are driving the Pi's popularity, it's proof that the DIY market is alive and well despite the closures of tinkering-friendly stores like RadioShack.