Production-line capacity for the best-selling Raspberry Pi PC has been boosted, say its creators.
The Raspberry Pi blog reports that 4,000 units of the Model B board are now being made each day to meet demand for the £25 DIY computer. It also means that the previous limit of only one Raspberry Pi per order has at last been lifted.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation sees this stage as particularly important for schools and universities, as it views the low-cost computer as primarily an educational device.
It’s also useful for businesses wanting to tinker with multiple versions of the low-cost computer, or enthusiasts who simply want to put several machines to use.
RS Components, one of the companies distributing the Raspberry Pi, 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.”
However, there could still be a wait for new customers, as RS explained: “Orders will be fulfilled after all orders placed before 16th July have been shipped. Orders can now be placed for unlimited quantities of Raspberry Pi board and accessories without the need to register or to receive an invitation to order. We’re currently forecasting that these orders will start reaching customers by the end of September.”
The other retail partner, element14, is also accepting multiple orders. It expects an expected delivery lead-time of 4-6 weeks.
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