Raspberry Pi Production Increased

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 16 July 2012 14:57

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If you've been wanting to get your hands on the highly-demanded Raspberry Pi but haven't been able to because all that are made are immediately sold, you'll be happy to hear that production of the Raspberry Pi Model B is being ramped up. Currently there are about 4000 boards made every day. Orders used to be limited to one-per-customer, but now customers can buy as many as they want. This is great news for educational institutions, which is what this whole project was made for, because they can now get the boards in the class room and have kids start learning how to program.

There are two companies that have been contracted to produce the Raspberry Pi boards. Those companies are RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell. Both have separate ordering procedures, but go to those links to order. 

Jo from RS said:

We’ve opened up the RS and Allied websites so that businesses, engineering professionals and educational institutions can now place their Raspberry Pi order through our usual business-to-business channels. Anyone who wants to buy the Raspberry Pi for personal use will be directed to the Pi Store to make their purchase.

Jenny from element14/premier Farnell said:

element14 are pleased to announce that we will now be taking volume orders for Raspberry Pi Model B, on an expected delivery lead-time of 4-6 weeks, as our order backlog improves and our production capacity continues to increase.

Read the whole announcement here