But if you wanted to buy the cheap-yet-powerful mini computer, you'd likely have to do so online. For tinkerers in the UK, that's now changed with the opening of the first Raspberry Pi retail store in Cambridge.
Though the Pi has found itself a vital component of countless maker projects since the first board went on sale in February 2012, stepping into the Pi universe for the first time can be a little daunting. There are active communities all over the world where noobs can get help and advice, but there's nothing like walking into a store and going hands on for yourself.
And that's precisely what the new Raspberry Pi retail space can offer. Visitors to the store on the first floor of the Grand Arcade in the heart of Cambridge can not only pick up all the current Pi generations, but can also see what it's all about via demo stations.