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More than three years after launch, there is now an official Raspberry Pi case. In keeping with Raspberry Pi's aspirational remit of bringing affordable computing to the masses, the new case costs just £6 (or $8.60 in the US). Rather fittingly, the new item features a dashing white-and-raspberry colour scheme.
Pocket computing rocket, the Raspberry Pi has had a strong December sales patch and is now close to a total of 2.3 million units sold.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation took some time to reach sales of one million and not much more time to reach two million. Now, in the run up to Xmas sales are coming thick and fast.
The Raspberry Pi has been at the top of my ten year old nephew's Christmas list for months now, and every time he comes to visit he asks me to power up the Model B I bought back in March, and of course I’m more than happy to do so -- any excuse.
What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s time to check the best online and offline resources for ideas and projects to help you start using the computer to its full potential!
It doesn’t ship with an operating system; it often doesn’t come with a storage device. The Raspberry Pi has proved a hugely successful mini-computing device, picked up by schools and colleges (the target audience), enthusiasts and people wanting to build compact home media centres (among other things).
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