We'll never know exactly. You might be able to use the Charity Commission figures Rattus linked, to estimate the profit they make per board. But the distributors also take a profit, and we're unlikely to ever find how much that is.cia48621793 wrote:I'm also curious about how much is the parts of Pi 2, like CPU, RAM, USB port and sort, and how does the Pi Foundation profits from the tiny computers?
Mouse, keyboard, TV I already have. Same with internet.cia48621793 wrote: you still need a mouse, keyboard and a monitor, and of course internet.
Wait, what? B+ is only 21 pounds($32)?! But the foundation said it was still $35 as well as Pi 2 does...maybe they bulk buy or something I guess...mikerr wrote:A quick "buy all from amazon" wish list gets me to £50 ($75) for a complete B+ setup:
Raspberry Pi B+ Desktop (700MHz Processor, 512MB RAM, 4x USB Port) £20.80
8GB NOOBS card for the Raspberry Pi £7.51
CSL - 2m HDMI to DVI Cable £3.65
CiT USB Keyboard and Mouse Combo - Black £8.77
USB Wifi Adapter for the Raspberry Pi - By New IT £3.95
Raspberry Pi Micro USB UK Power Adapter £6.17
Could probably knock £10 off that by shopping around
It's our business, because if the total cost is high and no profit is made, Pi foundation(it was) will not have enough money to research and buy materials to build more Pi, so we will have no Pi 2, money is still ruling this world, regardless if it's charity or not.Heater wrote:My Pi boards hardly ever see a mouse, keyboard or monitor. Those things don't fit well with my robots and other Pi powered gadgets.
Yes I use a 10 dollar WIFI dongle for network and you need an SD card. Hardly a huge expense.
I do not use Linaro or any other cross compilation tool chain. The Pi and Raspbian are self hosting.
I doubt you will ever get a break down of the component prices the Foundation pays. Why should we? It's not our business. It's like asking Ford how much they pay for all the components that make up their cars.
a) The Raspberry Pi foundation does not build the Pi themselves.cia48621793 wrote: It's our business, because if the total cost is high and no profit is made, Pi foundation(it was) will not have enough money to research and buy materials to build more Pi, so we will have no Pi 2, money is still ruling this world, regardless if it's charity or not.
+1Ravenous wrote:I think you can be assured that they have reserves and are spending the money wisely.
That's probably going to be more problematical still with all the grief we get with VGA adaptors on here....mikerr wrote:CSL - 2m HDMI to DVI Cable £3.65Remove the above and addpluggy wrote:Kind of assumes the OP has a DVI monitor floating around...
HDMI TO VGA Cable Adapter £6.88
now I see they also have new Starter Kitpsutton wrote:Don't forget the Pi foundation have the swag store, so you can buy Babbage (teddy), stickers, etc, I am guessing that all goes in to the pot to fund development etc.