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First physical Raspberry Pi store opens in Cambridge, UK

Targeting new demographics

Raspberry Pi, makers of the popular open source electronic device that powers many DYI smart products (including many 3D printing related or 3D printed products), opened their first physical Raspberry Pi store in Cambridge, UK. The main goal of the shop is to raise awareness around the system’s computing possibilities and what users can do with it.

Online-only availability tends to target specific groups that are already familiar with the technology and know what they are looking for. The shop, on the other hand, is intended more as a showroom and could help to attract new demographics. The city of Cambridge, with just 12.500 people and the headquarters of several hi-tech companies is expected to be an ideal testing ground.

Raspberry Pi store

The Raspberry Pi Foundation provides low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and generally have fun. The foundation also provides outreach and education to help more people access computing and digital making, develop free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn how computers work, how to manipulate the electronic world around them, and how to program.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, I have built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, I spent 12 years in the United States, where I received my Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree. As a journalist covering the tech industry - especially the videogame industry - for over 10 years, I began covering the AM industry specifically in 2013, as blogger. In 2016 I co-founded London-based 3D Printing Business Media Ltd. (now 3dpbm) which operates in marketing, editorial, and market analysis & consultancy services for the additive manufacturing industry. 3dpbm publishes 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies related to 3DP, and leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore. I am also a Senior Analyst for leading US-based firm SmarTech Analysis focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets.

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