The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Thursday announced a new milestone for its microcomputer. The organization has sold a total of 10 million Raspberry Pi computers over the past four and a half years. The Raspberry Pi is an affordable ($35, £24, AU$49) computer that was originally designed to help teach kids about programing, however hobbyist have also used it for a variety of creative do-it-yourself projects.
"We thought our lifetime volumes might amount to ten thousand units - if we were lucky," Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, explained in a blog post. "There was was no expectation that adults would use Raspberry Pi, no expectation of commercial success, and certainly no expectation that four years later we would be manufacturing tens of thousands of units a day in the UK, and exporting Raspberry Pi all over the world.
To celebrate the milestone, the company is offering a special bundle with everything you would need to get started. The Raspberry Pi Starter Kit includes an 8GB SD card, a case, a 2.5A power supply, a 1m HDMI cable, and an optical mouse and keyboard, along with a copy of Adventures in Raspberry Pi Foundation Edition.