Science Technology Interview: Eben Upton, Inventor of the Raspberry Pi By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Screen capture. Eben Upton Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy Eben Upton and the Raspberry Pi won an INDEX Design to Improve Life award in Copenhagen; after the press conference I caught up with him to discuss his surprise at the success of the tiny cheap computer (he thought they might sell a thousand, and are now over half a million. The background is a bit noisy. pi from Lloyd Alter on Vimeo.