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.
Source: VergeFiled Under: Technology News