Raspberry Pi Ordering Restrictions Lifted

The $41 computer that is the Raspberry Pi is the tiny little board of your dreams, and now you can own your own legion of Pis after the organisation behind the small wonder lifted the one per customer limit it had imposed since the device first went on sale.

The demand was so high for the Raspberry Pi Model B board that the devices sold out in minutes when they first went on sale last year, with the wait list blowing out to months on end.

As of yesterday, though, you can buy as many as you want!

Liz from the Raspberry Pi Foundation explains:

Up until now, we’ve had to restrict purchases of the Raspberry Pi to one per customer because the demand has been (and continues to be) so high. Both of our manufacturing partners have been working at building capacity so you we can lift that limit – right now, 4000 Raspberry Pis are being made every day. As of this morning, you’ll be able to buy as many Raspberry Pis as you want from both RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell.

This is good news, because it means the supply chain will (hopefully) be quicker at getting a delicious piece of Pi round my way. [Raspberry Pi blog]



    noticed that you can now place your raspberry pi order via the RS Australia website http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p/products/7568308/? Hopefully the wait is not too long

    You still have to wait thought - lead time as of this morning is still 72 days!

      Yes, but knowing I have 5 arriving at once makes the wait that much easier.

    While we wait for delivery, lets talk about what we are going to do with them...
    1. XBMC
    2. Overclocking
    3. Home automation

      I'm currently playing around with xbmc port for the pi here: http://www.raspbmc.com/
      It's still a little stuttered on 1080p playback but there's a recompile of the image taking place now that fixes that.
      I'd like to use it as a cheap torrent box / nas solution but haven't used it for that yet.

    I ordered one a couple of weeks ago from RS - still got about 8-9 weeks before estimated delivery.
    I intend to use it to play around with the GPIO port and see what I can make (I'm an electronics beginner).
    I might order a second one at some stage for XBMC.

      I've also ordered one of these to make prototyping easier:

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