The makers of the super-cheap Raspberry Pi computer have recently put up ten of their prototype models or as they call them, the “beta boards”, up for auction on eBay for charity. All the money raised will be put into the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which will allow the company to manufacture the cheap computers for schools. The auctions have been incredibly popular already, with the first two, which were only available to UK bidders, going for £930 and £1,900.
These initial auctions were accidentally created for UK bidders only, but that is not the case for the other 8 boards on offer. The auctions in total are already on track to make more than £12,000 for charity, and there are still a few days left, so keep those bids coming. If you want to bid and get an early model of the Raspberry Pi Model B, be sure to follow the link to their eBay page.