Exactly four years ago, on 29 February 2012, Raspberry Pi unleashed the original 256MB Raspberry Pi Model B on a largely unsuspecting world. Since then, they have shipped over eight million units, including three million units of Raspberry Pi 2, making it the UK’s all-time best-selling computer.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has grown from a handful of volunteers to have over sixty full-time employees, including the recently acquired Code Club. They have sent a Raspberry Pi to the International Space Station and are training teachers around the world through Picademy program.
In celebration of their fourth birthday, they thought it would be fun to release something new. Accordingly, Raspberry Pi 3 is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Raspberry Pi 2), featuring:
- A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU (~10x the performance of Raspberry Pi 1)
- Integrated 802.11n wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.1
- Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1 and 2