Yesterday we met a new board from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, an SBC board that was the same as Raspberry Pi Zero but with more add-ons. This release is not only due to user demands but also to the Raspberry Pi anniversary.
5 years ago, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the first raspberry board. Specifically, it was on February 29, 2012, but due to calendar circumstances the celebration took place yesterday. At Hardware Libre we wanted to point out some figures related to the project in honor of this SBC board that is giving so many joys and is increasingly present.
Raspberry Pi is 5 years old as well as more than 5 million units have been sold. The first Raspberry Pi model I had a mobile processor from that time. A Broadcom processor at 700 mhz. Raspberry Pi 2 was launched with a 900 Mhz processor and its third version, almost five years later, had a 1,2 Ghz processor. (500 Mhz more).
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Raspberry Pi numbers revolve around the number 5
Raspberry Pi was born as a crowdfunding project and in just months this board was not only distributed but two new boards were launched, one for economic purposes and another board with more powerful hardware. Hence the name of Model A and Model B +.
More than 1,5 million units of Raspberry Pi are destined for business and the corporate world, something that is increasing little by little. The first inexpensive Raspberry Pi board cost $ 5 and was called the Pi Zero. This board sold out quickly and its stock flies every time it is replenished. This model was created on the advice of Eric Schmidt, one of the owners of Google.
The Pi Zero board was launched on the recommendation of the owner of Google
In these years, the Raspberry Pi has been more concerned with the number of GPIO pins than with the ram or the processor. Currently their plates they have 40 pins in front of the 26 pins of the first board.
The price of this device has been $ 30, going down to $ 25 in the case of model A and increasing to $ 60 in the case of official kits. Pi Zero and Pi Zero W are the great exception that proves the rule.
In addition to plates, Raspberry Pi has official accessories for its boards, accessories like the PiCam or the sensor board. Most of them are geared towards turning Raspberry Pi into a computer.
Retro consoles have had a great boom thanks to Raspberry Pi and even Nintendo itself has had to launch reproductions of its consoles thanks to Raspberry Pi, but the computer function is the most popular.
These are the main Raspberry Pi numbers, numbers that revolve around the number 5 but are still spectacular. The last interesting fact is that there are several users who have more than one Raspberry Pi board. I want to get two more and you? How many Raspberry Pi boards do you have?