Raspberry Pi launches limited edition “Blue Pi” to celebrate one year

Mar 4, 2013
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It's officially been just over a year since the Raspberry Pi first went on sale, and the tiny $35 computer has been flying off shelves ever since. The small credit card-sized machine immediately sold out after it first went on sale on Leap Day last year, and some yearning DIYers and hobbyists have yet to get their hands on the toy due to constant back orders. To celebrate such a successful year for the Raspberry Pi, the company has introduced a limited edition "Blue Pi" Raspberry Pi board.

The sad news is that these are truly limited edition. The company announced that they're only making 1,000 Blue Raspberry Pi boards, and they actually won't be up for sale. Instead, they'll be given to various charity organizations, and a few will be given away to some lucky winners, and one of them could be you. The company is simply asking to tweet at @RSElectronics with the hashtag "#bluepi", and mention a suggestion for uses for a Blue Pi board.

Every week, the top ten entries will be selected by RS Electronics and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and those ten winners will be sent a Blue Pi. Easy! However, if you don't win the first time, RS Electronics will be conducting giveaways and other events until June. If you've been waiting to get your hands on a Raspberry Pi, here's your chance.

In the package, you'll get a Raspberry Pi system made with a blue circuit board, a blue-tinted case to put your Raspberry Pi in for protection, a certificate of authenticity, and a nice blue box that everything will come in. It's too bad you won't be able to buy one for yourself, but even if you could, expect to have paid more than just $35.


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