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Raspberry Pi now available for bulk buying

Raspberry Pi now available for bulk buying

Wed 18 Jul 2012 7:36am GMT / 3:36am EDT / 12:36am PDT
Hardware

Sales limit lifted, 4000 being produced a day

Orders for Raspberry Pi computer are no longer limited, with customers now able to purchase as many of the tiny device as they want.

"Up until now, we've had to restrict purchases of the Raspberry Pi to one per customer because the demand has been (and continues to be) so high," said the official site.

"Both of our manufacturing partners have been working at building capacity so we can lift that limit - right now, 4000 Raspberry Pis are being made every day."

The 22 miniature computer was designed by David Braben and Eben Upton to give children access to the basics of programming. The move opens up availability of the device to schools and businesses that need it in larger numbers.

It's still available just from the official stockists RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell, with the latter predicting delivery lead-times of 4-6 weeks.

When the credit card sized computer launched in February it sold out within hours, crashing stockist websites.

3 Comments

Bruce Everiss
Marketing Consultant

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Mine hasn't arrived yet!

Posted:A year ago

#1

James Verity

132 25 0.2
got mine... waiting for my clear case to arrive... shame the people on the forum seem aggressive to noobs, and those that wish to discuss non educational development...

Edited 1 times. Last edit by James Verity on 18th July 2012 7:54pm

Posted:A year ago

#2

Sam Brown
Programmer

237 163 0.7
shame the people on the forum seem aggressive to noobs, and those that wish to discuss non educational development...
Try asking them about reverse-engineering the GPU. They get really annoyed then. ^_^

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Sam Brown on 19th July 2012 12:12am

Posted:A year ago

#3

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