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Raspberry Pi hits 10 million sales mark

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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has successfully sold over 10 million Pi units around the world. This new record has made Raspberry Pi as Britain’s most selling computer to date.

First released in 2012 as a basic computer, Raspberry Pi is offering students and tech enthusiasts an affordable model to enhance their programming skills. Though it was initially targeted at pupils studying Computer Science at Cambridge, a large number of adults nowadays are its users.

“We thought our lifetime volumes might amount to ten thousand units — if we were lucky,” wrote Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, in a blog post. “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.”

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

To celebrate the new success, Upton’s team has launched a Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. The official kit comes in a minimalist white-colored box that includes a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, 8GB SD card, plastic case, 2.5A multi-region power supply, one metre HDMI cable, optical mouse and a copy of Adventures in Raspberry Pi Foundation Edition.

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

This is the official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Upton is touting the Pi kit as an “unashamedly premium product” as comes with all the necessary things that one needs to kick-start a DIY project. Initially, this bundle is available in the UK with a price tag of £99 (+VAT).