When you think back to the early days of electronic computing with rooms full of house sized units to do what we’d now consider fairly basic tasks, tiny cheap computers are nothing short of amazing. Sure, we live in an age where everyone has a super beast in their pocket that can do miraculous things. But these often tend to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. 

Not like the Raspberry Pi Pico (opens in new tab), which is famously a 21mm x 51mm card sized computer you can buy with spare change. Though this little hobbyist machine has just had a significant upgrade, and with that a 50% price increase. The regular Raspberry Pi also had its first price increase thanks to the chip shortage, (opens in new tab) so it’s no surprise that others may also go up.