Raspberry Pi Offers RP2040 Bulk Purchase From $0.70 per Chip

The Raspberry Pi Pico, based on the RP2040 microcontroller, has proved pretty popular as it celebrates its first anniversary. Just how popular, though, wouldn’t become apparent until the maker world faced a chip shortage, and Raspberry Pi was deluged with requests to buy 10,000 chips at a time. To address this, you can now buy RP2040 chips by the reel from a new online store called Raspberry Pi Direct

Raspberry Pi Pico and Raspberry Pi 4

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And a reel gets you a lot of chips. Buy 500, and you’ll pay $0.80 per chip, but raise that to 3,400 and the price drops to $0.70. It’s a great bulk saving, given that the Pico retails for $4, and the RP2040 can be found for $1.