A computer designed to give young people access to programmable hardware at a lower price is now the most successful computer ever to come out of the UK. Designed by Cambridge engineers and computer scientists, Raspberry Pi has sold more than 40 million units, created a market worth $1 billion, and resulted in over 300 jobs in Cambridge and at its manufacturing site in Pencoed, Wales. In addition, Raspberry Pi has supported more than 26,000 teachers in the UK by providing an extensive range of professional development and certification, bursaries for training, curriculum and teaching resources, community support, and more. Its online resources, coding clubs, programmes and competitions have reached millions of people from more than 100 countries, kick-starting a renewed interest in coding for young people.
Published 9 November 2022