The tiny Raspberry Pi PC was first revealed back in mid-2011, with the aim of delivering a low-power and ultra-affordable computing device, featuring just the absolute basics needed to give enthusiasts and students a solid foundation on which to build and develop their own computing ideas.
A $35 version of the Pi went on sale last year and quickly sold out, while an even cheaper model was launched earlier this year for just $25, two months after the Raspberry Pi Foundation revealed that they had sold around one million of the mini-PCs.
The Foundation has now revealed that the 2,000,000th Raspberry Pi was sold at the end of October – several months ahead of expectations. In a blog post, the Foundation said: “We never thought we’d be where we are today when we started this journey: it’s down to you, our amazing community, and we’re very, very lucky to have you. Thanks!”
In March, a competition challenged 8- to 18-year-olds to use the Raspberry Pi to “make the world better”, resulting in many creative applications, including a sensor to help homeowners monitor their power consumption, and a system for disabled persons that would enable them to remotely unlock their front door to let visitors in.
The Pirate Bay also expressed an interest in the Raspberry Pi, suggesting that they could use the device in airborne server drones.
Source and image: Raspberry Pi Foundation