Raspberry Pi $35 computer launched
Six years after the project's inception, we’re nearly at the end of our first run of development – although it’s just the beginning of the Raspberry Pi story. Now we start developing educational tools and initiatives, at the same time as continuing research and development on Raspberry Pi hardware.
Although we are still waiting for units to arrive from China, you can start buying the Raspberry Pi today. We have entered into licensed manufacture partnerships with two British companies, Premier Farnell and RS Components. They’ll be manufacturing and distributing the devices on behalf of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and handling the distribution of our first batches as they arrive in the country. The Foundation continues to make a small profit from each Raspberry Pi sold, which we’ll be putting straight back into the charity.
Surprised no one posted about this yet...Anyway, seems it was available for sale from two different sites, but both were hammered by huge demand and it seems both have sold out of their stock. Apparently the next batch will be in a few months.
To anyone who doesn't know what the Raspberry Pi is, it is a small computer, built on a board the size of a credit card, available for $35. Despite having only officially launched today, various demos of the technology have been floating round the internet for a while. Here's a few YouTube videos to show what it can do:
And an article about some stuff it can do: here
Specs on Wikipedia