3,000,000 THANKS! Celebrating 3m orders @adafruit – thank you! #womanowned #opensource #manufacturing @adafruit

On January 18, 2023 11:20am ET the 3,000,0000 order was placed for a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – 4 GB RAM by Michael from Austin, TX! (we asked to make sure it was OK to post this). Michael, a real human, was able to get a Raspberry Pi which is extra special since we’ve worked really hard together to make sure makers, real humans, have been able to get units!

On March 8, 2019 @ 7:55 pm ET the 2,000,000 order was placed for an Adafruit FONA 808 – Mini Cellular GSM + GPS Breakout, Adafruit Ultimate GPS FeatherWing, Mini GSM/Cellular Quad-Band Antenna – 2dBi SMA Plug, Adafruit Feather M0 with RFM95 LoRa Radio – 900MHz – RadioFruit, Adalogger FeatherWing – RTC + SD Add-on For All Feather Boards, and included the free items: Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB, Boomy the BoomBox – Limited Edition Enamel Pin.

On November 13, 2018 @ 3:18 pm ET the 1,900,000 order was placed for a Lock-sport Pick Set!. On July 23, 2018 at 1:55 pm ET the 1,500,000 order was placed for a Raspberry Pi Zero W. On January 27, 2016 @ 10:49:52am ET the 1,000,000th order was placed for a Mini-Theremin Kit from Gakken. On October 16th, 20015 @ 09:24:46am we hit 900,000 orders – Previously on June 2 2015 at 10:50am we hit 800,000 orders! On Feb, 6 2015 at 6:06am ET we hit our 700,000th order! On October 6th, 2014 we hit our 600,000th order. On May 14, 2014 we hit our 500,000th order. Before that in December of 2013 we hit 400,0000 orders and then previously in June of 2013 we hit our 300,000 orders. On November 25th, 2012 we hit 200,000 orders. In August of 2011 we hit 100,000 orders.

The first order since we started counting orders this way was placed on October 12th, 2005 for a x0xb0x. Thank you everyone in the community for all the support, everyone here at Adafruit is here because of our community, we do not have loans or venture capital, we are a 100% woman owned, open-source hardware company, manufacturing in NYC, Adafruit exists because of all you.

Thank you! Ladyada and the entire team at Adafruit.

Ken wrote in … “A CAGR of about 22%. Not bad at all. Congrats”

And here’s a chart from Discord!


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4 Comments

  1. Amazing!

    My earliest order is #68114 from 2010. Some years later we ended up become an Adafruit supplier for a while and sold a Pi pHAT we’d designed. Now I’m back eyeing up some LCDs and I’m sure more orders will be placed.

    Well done Ladyada and team!

  2. Congrats to the whole Adafruit team! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  3. Thank you for ensuring stock gets to makers rather than just letting bots and scalpers buy them all. I was finally able to grab a Pi 4B 4GB today so I am a happy customer. My original Pi model B from 2012 was certainly showing its age, even running headless!

  4. A CAGR of about 22%. Not bad at all. Congrats

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