Raspberry Pi 5 shortages shouldn't last long

Or at least that's the hope, based on current production rates.

Jeff Geerling speaks to Eben Upton at CES 2024

At CES 2024, I had the opportunity to chat with Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi's CEO. We discussed the future of AI on the Pi, RP2040's successor, the impending launch of Compute Module 5, and current production rates of Pi 4 and Pi 5 computers—Raspberry Pi's bread and butter.

The news is good: currently (as of last week), they are manufacturing Pi 5 at a rate of 70,000 per week. By the end of January? 90,000 per week.

That would put manufacturing capacity for Pi 5 alone at 400,000 units every month.

Raspberry Pi 4 manufacturing line

How Raspberry Pis are made (Factory Tour)

This blog post is one of the few instances where, no matter how much you prefer reading to watching a video... you're going to want to watch the video.

The day after I interviewed Eben Upton, co-founder of Raspberry Pi, I went to the Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed, Wales to tour the factory where almost every Raspberry Pi has been made—50,000,000 of them (as of this month!).

Jeff - Raspberry Pi Milestones in Sony Technology Centre

I got to snap a picture with the milestone Pis: