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Raspberry Pi Foundation shows off gold hardware case from Sony

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Fri Oct 11 2013, 13:01

BRITISH COMPUTER DESIGNER the Raspberry Pi Foundation has shared with us its image of the gold Raspberry Pi case that Japanese firm Sony promised it when it reached one million units built in the UK.

Gold Raspberry Pi case made by Sony

The firm hit the one million figure last week, and announced sales of around 1.8 million.

"Back in September 2012, we started moving manufacture to a plant owned by Sony in South Wales. 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 [Raspberry] Pis you buy have been made in the UK," said Raspberry Pi spokesperson Liz Upton then.

"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."

Upton revealed that Sony gifted the firm with a shiny token then, however, at that time the Raspberry Pi Foundation was still expecting delivery.

raspberry-pi-desk

The shiny piece of kit is in Cambridge now, and Upton has sent The INQUIRER an image. Of all the Raspberry Pi cases we have ever seen it is definitely the most bling worthy. If Kanye West were to suddenly develop an interest in coding this would be the model that he would want to buy.

In August, just six months after moving manufacturing to Wales, the Foundation announced that it had made its 500,000th unit in the UK. It doubled that in half the time. µ

 

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