Raspberry Pi cooks up a storm on launch

After a long period of development, Raspberry Pi, the low-cost computing initiative out of Cambridge, U.K. that’s aiming to improve computer education, has finally gone on general sale.

Following a pilot run at the end of last year, the £22 ($35) device went on sale Wednesday morning at the Raspberry Pi website. It’s already proving so popular that the site has struggled to take the load.

If you can’t get to the site, then perhaps you can amuse yourself with this: a video from the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones, who runs through the details with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton.