Over one million Raspberry Pi devices have now been made in the UK since the Raspberry Pi Foundation moved production to South Wales in September 2012.
The organisation announced the milestone on Tuesday, in a blog post by head of communications for the Raspberry Pi Foundation Liz Upton, in which she also revealed the total number of Raspberry Pi devices that have been produced to date.
“Gradually, both of our manufacturing partners, RS Components and Premier Farnell, have reshored all the production of Raspberry Pis to that factory, and for the last few months, all the Pis you buy have been made in the UK,” she said.
“The really big news today is that the Pencoed factory has made its millionth British Raspberry Pi. Add these to the existing Chinese ones, and that makes one and three quarter million Raspberry Pis out there worldwide, the majority of them made right here at home."
The manufacturers of the devices have clearly been busy, with the second half-a-million devices made since April, when the firm announced that 500,000 devices had rolled off the production line.
The uptake of the Raspberry Pi has been led by both hobbyists – who have undertaken all manner of innovative projects, such as sending bears into space – and educational institutions, which are hoping to inspire a new generation of tech-savvy youngsters into learning how computers work.
The success of the Pi has spurred other firms into making similar devices, with Intel the latest to join the mini-computer craze with a low-cost single-board computer called Galileo aimed at the "maker" and education communities unveiled last week.
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