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Over 5 million Raspberry Pis have been sold

How big of a phenomenon is the Raspberry Pi? The charity organization behind the tiny, low-cost computer announced this morning that over 5 million Pis have now been sold. The original Pi went on sale about three years ago next week, so 5 million is a pretty huge milestone to hit in that short period of time. The organization boasts that this figure appears to make it “the biggest selling UK computer manufacturer ever,” though you wouldn’t be wrong to take issue with its comparison: Pi is selling $ 20 to $ 35 computers — not machines that you’re going to use for serious productivity for a few years.

Still, that’s not a knock on any of the Pis. They’re surprisingly capable machines at just $ 35, especially following the introduction of a…

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Raspberry Pi 2 is way more powerful, still just $35, and available now

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s low-cost computer was an instant phenomenon upon its release in 2012, and now, just shy of three years later, it’s back with a new one. The foundation is today announcing the Raspberry Pi 2, an equally cheap, equally tiny computer that’s meant for use in electronics projects, assisting experiments, and teaching kids how to code.

There are two key changes on this new model: its processor is now a lot more powerful and it includes twice as much RAM. What doesn’t change is just as important: it still sells for only $ 35.

“It’s a major leap forward in terms of computing power for users,” says Mike Powell, a technology development manager for Pi distributor Element14. Powell believes that the Pi 2 will open up a…

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Lessons in Innovation from Raspberry Pi’s Jack Lang: The serial entrepreneur speaks about open-source, data privacy and the power of technological transformations at Paris’ Connected Conference

Lessons in Innovation from Raspberry Pi's Jack Lang


At this year’s Connected Conference—a Parisian event dedicated to connected hardware and the internet of things—we had the chance to hear Jack Lang, the co-founder of Raspberry Pi, speak….

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Raspberry Pi launches its very own app store

Pi Store

Anybody who’s anybody has their own app store these days, so why shouldn’t the team behind the Raspberry Pi have one too? The tiny and inexpensive Linux-based PC has today gained the Pi Store, accessible from the web or via a standalone app for Raspbian. So far it looks to be slim pickings with only 23 free titles, but the team is hoping that it will grow into a resource that offers developer tools as well as more consumer-oriented titles. There’s a little bit of incentive for developers too while there’s an option to charge for apps in the store, there’s a tip jar feature that lets users kick a little money towards the developers even if their app is free. Those looking to browse the Pi’s wares can point their browsers to…

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Universally compatible beer can keyboard created using Raspberry Pi and Arduino

beer keyboard

Robofun Create has built a fully functional keyboard using Staropramen beer cans, demonstrating once more that the potential of systems like the Arduino and Raspberry Pi is only limited by the creativity of those who use them. The keyboard — which would be an instant hit at pretty much any party — is made of 40 beer cans connected to an Arduino-powered touch controller attached to a Raspberry Pi that controlled the television display. Robofun Create designed the keyboard as part of the 2012 Webstock contest, and attendees could use it to input their email address to win a trip to Prague. It can be plugged into any computer, and while the keyboard isn’t quite as silly as a banana piano, it’s definitely one of the more unique ways to…

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