Raspberry Pi starter kit released to commemorate important milestone

first_imgThe Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new starter kit in honor of 10 million units sold, but unlike just purchasing the latest model board, you’ll have to spend a bit more money.According to a blog post on the company’s website, the kit will include a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, an 8GB NOOBS SD card, a case, a power supply, an HDMI cable, an optical mouse and keyboard, and a copy of Adventures in Raspberry Pi, a guide to getting started. The foundation said the kit will be priced at around £99 and will be made available to consumers in the coming weeks.The post notes how sales have reached beyond officials’ expectations.“Thanks to you, we’ve beaten our wildest dreams by three orders of magnitude, and we’re only just getting started,” Eben Upton, the company’s founder, wrote.The pricing makes sense, considering that a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B starter kit costs almost $80 and doesn’t include the book.Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest model from the foundation, with the board costing around $35. It includes all the basics that you’d expect from a computer, including quad-core processor, WiFi, and Bluetooth.The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides minimalist computers for people who want to learn how to program. The boards have become a resource for people who want to experiment with everything from classic Game Boys, to autonomous drones, to racing, creating its own vibrant community online.The starter kit is certainly clean looking, and at £99 (around $131 at the time of this writing), it’s a good deal for someone who wants to learn how to program.last_img read more