Raspberry Pi is racking up some major sales. The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced last week that more than one million of the popular Linux-based devices have been sold to date.
Posting on the company’s blog, the team at Raspberry also announced that it has greatly scaled up production for the devices.
The UK Raspberry Pi team announced last week that it is now creating 40,000 devices per week and has knocked out 500,000 Raspberry Pi units over the last six months.
According to the blog post, production will continue to increase and there will soon be “more Made in the UK Pis in the world than their Made in China cousins.”
In January, the company revealed that it has shipped more than 500,000 units in the first 10 months.
In the meantime, Raspberry Pi continues to impress, adding a camera peripheral and the Pi Store for apps.
Gerald Kelly, the GM of Sony’s Pencoed plant, revealed:
“In June we scheduled 204 units per week. By July that had climbed to 10,000 units per week – this month we will achieve 38,000 output per week, and this is just the beginning. The future is about higher volumes and accessories such as a camera board. Current total forecast for Pi products indicate that 1,000,000 output will be achieved sometime in July this year.”
Raspberry Pi has proven its usefulness in teaching children and teens the basics of computer programming and hardware design. With the devices costing a fraction of the cost associated with traditional teaching tools, the Raspberry Pi is likely to continuing its climb towards the multi-million sales floor.
Do you think the Raspberry Pi will continue to improve and attract new users, or will something new and even cheaper come along to replace it?