Raspberry Pi reaches the 10 million mark

Raspberry Pi reaches the 10 million mark

Sales of the Raspberry Pi have reached 10 million, a milestone that manufacturer RS Components is proud of as it produces up to 1400 boards per hour.

Targeting use in industry, in homes and in schools and colleges worldwide, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced a number of new and increasingly powerful models since the board’s launch more than four years ago, all available from RS across EMEA and Asia Pacific, and from Allied Electronics in North America.

The company has recently introduced the Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit. Targeting new and beginner-level users, the Starter Kit comprises eight items — Raspberry Pi 3 Model B board, case, micro-SD card pre-installed with New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS), USB keyboard and mouse, international power supply, HDMI 2.0 cable, and the ‘Adventures in Raspberry Pi’ book, which has nine fun projects to inspire users to design and build their own inventions and innovations. The kit provides customers with all the connectors and peripherals they need to be off to a fast start with the Raspberry Pi 3.

The latest Raspberry Pi model is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which was launched in February 2016. This board has upgraded processing capabilities and is said to deliver more performance than Raspberry Pi 2 and approximately ten times more than the original Raspberry Pi. This allows it to run higher-end applications, as well as offering integrated Bluetooth and wireless LAN connectivity as standard for Internet of Things (IoT) development projects.

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