Raspberry Pi is taking on the world of microcontrollers!
At £3.60/$4 I think this may be the microcontroller I turn to as I’m sure the documentation will be excellent. The same reason I’ve gone for Arduinos over anything else previously. Also I’m seeing the rise of microPython which I’m interested in as Python (or cPython as microPython users like to say) is my preferred language.
@Ed_S mentioned Raspberry Pi giving away Zeros with magazines and they are doing it again with HackSpace magazine.
They are also manufacturing chips for Adafruit, Arduino, Pimoroni and Sparkfun