Raspberry Pi, the credit-card-sized single-board computer has now sold around 1 million units. Whilst the sales figures aren’t exact, the estimates show that the total is at about 1 million, a big achievement for the little computer. The Pi can be used for a massive number of different applications and has brought out the engineer in many, from Solar Powered FTP servers and light painting to use as an in-car computer or internet radio. The computer costs around £25 and ships with just the PC board itself, allowing users to make anything they want from it.
The Raspberry Pi only has 2 official distributors, RS components and Allied Electronics, with RS confirming over half a million sold, so it is safe to assume that the numbers are accurate.LogoLogo have produced an infographic for Element 14 to celebrate the achievement (See it HERE). It lists a number of fun facts such as how long or tall the Pis would be if stacked or layed out, one being that if stacked end to end the Pis would be taller than 111 empire state buildings.
If you have a project idea or just want to find out more about the Raspberry Pi, then visit the official site at www.raspberrypi.org