The Raspberry Pi Foundation, the charity behind the ingenious Raspberry Pi single-board computer, is announcing that Element 14, a division under electronics company Premier Farnell, has already made and sold more than half a million Raspberry Pi units. This is interesting since Element 14 is just one of two official distributors. RS Electronics is also an official distributor.
Announcing the milestone via its blog, the company writes, “The folks at element 14/Premier Farnell announced today that they alone have now made and sold more than half a million Raspberry Pis. They’re only one of two official distributors; we don’t have completely up-to-date figures from RS Components yet, but Farnell’s news suggests that we’re well on the way to having sold our millionth Raspberry Pi.”
The milestone is pretty impressive for a $35 simple computer. Raspberry Pi, built with the intention of promoting basic computer science in schools, has been the subject of numerous projects that we’ve covered since its launch in February.