Raspberry Pi nears 4 million units sold

Raspberry Pi nears 4 million units sold
The Raspberry Pi continues its success, selling scale that was never expected by its founding team when the computer board went on sale in 2012.

Sales are now in excess of 3.8 million, with the microcomputer expected to hit 4 million sales before the end of the year. The Pi Foundation said in 2012 that they did not expect to sell over 10,000 boards during the lifetime of the microcomputer, so the sales are incredible and ongoing.

Over the summer, the company upgraded the board for the first time in years, releasing the B+, adding more USB ports and expanding the amount of GPIO pins. The RAM was also increased.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 13 Oct 2014 0:07
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  • Dragon3000

    what is this board used for anyway?

    ZX Spectrum 128K

    13.10.2014 08:13 #1

  • ivymike

    It's used for teaching purposes as well as by hobbyists.

    14.10.2014 00:19 #2

  • xnonsuchx

    I got one (the newest version) w/ a 64GB microSD card and played with it for a few weeks, but then got bored with it. I know a few people who use one as a home network media server, but it's too slow to use for many other things.

    14.10.2014 14:34 #3

  • ivymike

    I initially purchased the Model B with 256 Mb of RAM which isn't much....Version 2 of the Model B has 512 Mb of RAM but I'm not gonna be burning any BluRay's anyways.

    I found the Odroid platforms have more kick than the R-Pi although now there are at least two other companies that are emulating the R-Pi form factor.

    14.10.2014 14:38 #4

  • Jemborg

    AND It's used for any device that you might want some cheap processing power for.

    For instance people have adapted them for controlling cameras, solar arrays etc. So instead of having to find some expensive purpose-built thing for the job they just adapt this versatile device if they have the know how.

    It not just for hobbyists. I do know professional people who have incorporated the raspberry pi into devices for their job.

    It's basic board design has been copied for use in many devices too. It all stems from mobile tech.

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

    DSE VZ300-
    Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

    15.10.2014 01:53 #5

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