Even though the Raspberry Pi computers will sell for just $25-$35 when launched. The beta models of the computers are already generating thousands for charity in an eBay auction.
Currently the beta Raspberry Pi computer serial number #10 is sitting at a generous £2,100 on eBay, with still two days of bidding left to go. The boards come from a numbered, very limited edition of only ten units, and are the first to ever be built.
Raspberry Pi explains:
“This is one of ten beta Raspberry Pi Model Bs which the Raspberry Pi Foundation, an educational charity making very small computers, is auctioning to raise funds. These pre-release boards are from our test batch, and work in exactly the same way as the retail Raspberry Pi boards you will be able to buy in about a month’s time. They differ in a couple of cosmetic details from the boards we’ll be selling soon – we’ve taken some video that you can watch to learn more details.”
If you fancy owning one of the very first Raspberry Pi computers jump over to eBay to place a bid and help The Raspberry Pi Foundation a UK registered charity (Registration Number 1129409) which exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing.