The Raspberry Pi can now be customised for those who need something a little more specific. The company has teamed up with element14 to supply these personalised systems, but only for bulk orders of at least 3,000.
element14’s customisation service allows the buyer to do things like alter the layout of the board, add new functions, redesign the interfaces, and change the board and memory configuration. Essentially, rework the entire machine to better suit the end product. Ideally, this option is for people who intend to sell devices powered by the Raspberry Pi; but it could also be useful for educators who need something a little more specific for their lessons.
Buying Raspberry Pi’s in bulk is not entirely an easy process, as element14 says that processing the order could take up to three weeks. This includes calling the customer to discuss the requirements and get a better idea of what is needed. There is no fixed price for the customisation, and the element14 site provides not indication of how much the price might fluctuate.