The life of Pi: Celebrating a decade of Raspberry Pi
31 August 2022
In 2012, the first Raspberry Pi was officially launched. It may look unassuming, but, over the last decade, this powerful credit card-sized device has revolutionised the world of computing. With 40 million sold worldwide – and a market worth of over $1 billion – it is the UK’s most successful computer to date.
Sophia Bell, Group Editor
The innovative computer was designed with a noble mission in mind: to equip the next generation with essential knowledge, skills and confidence to change the world with the power of computing.
Inspired by BBC Micro, Co-Founder of Raspberry Pi, Eben Upton, wanted to democratise access to computing by developing a low-cost device that a diverse range of people could own for themselves.
In order to achieve this goal, the Raspberry Pi team set out with four key criteria that the device had to meet...
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