Four and a half years ago we met a Free Hardware project known as Raspberry Pi. It quickly became famous because for less than 40 euros you could get a small, fully functional computer.
Four and a half years later, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announces that has already sold more than 10 million units of its famous plate. A staggering amount not only for the project but also within the world of Free Hardware that is not usually very successful today.
The first to be scared or happy about such data are the guys from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a foundation that It was created to encourage the use of Raspberry Pi and thus reach, perhaps, 10.000 units. But this figure has been exceeded exponentially. And the future is still promising. If we take into account that recently it has been commented that a third of the units sold have been for businesses, we can say that more than 300.000 plates have been destined for the business world, more than expected.
The new official Raspberry Pi kit seeks that the user does not have to buy the components separately
Initially, the Foundation wanted to make Raspberry Pi as cheap as possible, That is why only the plate was sold, period. But now, to celebrate the milestone, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has decided create an official kit that not only contains the plate but everything you need so that the user can work with his plate from the first moment.
This official kit will be sold for 100 euros and it will consist of a Raspberry Pi 3, an 8 Gb microsd card, an HDMI cable, a microusb cable with a charger to function as a power cable, a mouse, a wireless keyboard and a book to get started with the Raspberry Pi. This kit is official as there is a kit with Arduino, but we can also get the board separately or use other unofficial kits, kits that are just as good as the original.
In any case it is good to know and know that the Raspberry Pi project is in such good health and that it has such a good future. However Will it reach 15 million units sold before the end of the year? What do you think?