The Raspberry Pi Foundation started out with one simple goal: to increase the number of people applying to study Computer Science at Cambridge. The company hoped that by putting cheap, programmable computers in the hands of the right young people, they might revive some sense of excitement about computing that many had back in the 1980s with their Sinclair Spectrums, BBC Micros and Commodore 64s.

But four and a half years later, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is celebrating a quite unexpected milestone. Their $35 microcomputer, has now sold more than 10 million units in its standalone form.

To celebrate the occasion, the company has put together its first official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit, which includes the best accessories and peripherals, thoroughly selected so you could easily get on with a new project.

What you’ll find inside a minimalist white box:

  • A Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • An 8GB NOOBS SD card
  • An official Raspberry Pi case
  • An official 2.5A multi-region power supply
  • An official 1m HDMI cable
  • An optical mouse and a keyboard with high-quality scissor-switch action
  • A copy of Adventures in Raspberry Pi Foundation Edition

The official kit is available to order online in the UK from element14 and RS Components, priced at £99+VAT. It will be also coming to other countries over the next few weeks.

On our website, you can shop for memory cards, USB flash drives and hard drives compatible with your Raspberry Pi model. 

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  1. The Raspberry Pi started off as a great idea. It was cheep and affordable, but has now become a Rip Off. We no longer see adverts for the basic unit, only ones for kits in the region of £119. I can almost see the look of greed in the eyes of the sellers.

  2. The Raspberry Pi Foundation suffer the same fault as almost all businesses, that of greed.

    I agree with Jeff Griffiths; let’s see the basic model being advertised or was it all a long term ploy designed to turn a huge profit?

  3. Still available as standalone as far as I can see ?

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