Innovative Home-Hacker Raspberry Pi Mini-Computer Sales Surpass 1 Million

Raspberry Pi is one of the most sought after devices these days, and this is quite evident by the massive sales it is making. Recently, the sales of credit card-sized computer surpassed a number of 1 Million, leading company to manufacture more units. Last year, Raspberry Pi Foundation moved its production unit from China to Wales. They did it to be able to produce more units. Earlier this week, the foundation members announced that the U.K. plant has now produced more than 500,000th units in a little over six months. Besides, they expect this number to increase anytime soon.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation also confirmed that it sold its millionth Pi unit in January, and is working to produce more ‘Made in the U.K.’ Pi units.

“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,” Gerald Kelly, the GM of Sony’s Pencoed plant, said. “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.”

Just last month on the occasion of Easter when $25 Raspberry Pi Model A became available for sale, the device got completely sold out in a short time, leading to zero availability.

So, why the heck this small computer is so popular? Well, if you are an owner and looking to put it on use, here are the ten awesome projects you can create with this credit card-sized computer:

  • Combination Pandora Jukebox and Airplay Receiver
  • Raspberry Pi-Powered Computer
  • Robot that Reads Audiobooks or Speaks Your Tweets Aloud
  • Personal Web Server
  • Automate Time-Lapse Photos
  • Embed a Raspberry Pi into your DSLR for Wireless Tethering and USB Backups
  • Hacking Tool
  • Roll a Raspberry Pi-Powered Personal Dropbox Clone
  • Automatic DeviantArt Picture Frame
  • Raspberry Pi-Powered MAME Arcade Table

All you need to do is to attach your Pi to something or fit into a tiny space, configure and set up your project. Get more details on how to create these projects here!

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