Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut, says its creator Eben Upton

While it would have been the easiest thing in the world to continue selling the Raspberry Pi at the same price, the charitable foundation behind the credit card-sized PC made it even cheaper with the recent release of the Model A+. Why did they abandon their already impressive $25 price? Eben Upton explains: “I had a great conversation with [Google boss] Eric Schmidt last year when Google gave us a large donation to help us distribute Raspberry Pis to school children,” said founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.