No getting around it – Raspberry Pi projects are popular.

Sales

According to the Raspberry Pi Foundation, more than 5 million Raspberry Pis were sold by February 2015, making it the best-selling British computer. By November 2016 they had sold 11 million units, and 12.5 million by March 2017, making it the third best-selling “general purpose computer”. In July 2017, sales reached nearly 15 million, climbing to 19 million in March 2018. By December 2019, a total of 30 million devices had been sold.

They are also extremely flexible…

Operating systems

The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides Raspberry Pi OS (formerly called Raspbian), a Debian-based Linux distribution for download, as well as third-party Ubuntu, Windows 10 IoT Core, RISC OS, LibreELEC (specialised media centre distribution) and specialised distributions for the Kodi media centre and classroom management.

That’s the short-list, i.e. I counted over 30 more OSes!? That’s flexible! 😉

I don’t know anything about them, and they are just too small for me to tinker wid. Find the projects ‘n ‘Stuff‘ interesting tho.

Penkesu Computer

Didn’t see a cost to build it, but penk also built the CutiePi tablet – World’s thinnest Raspberry Pi 4 tablet Regular price $229.00 – which was a commercial version project:

Will add this post to the TidBits ‘n Gadgets page…have also added a new Raspberry Pi category.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!