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A collection of Pis

Liz: Today’s guest post comes from Alex Eames, who runs the rather wonderful RasPi.TV. He’s been furtling through his drawers, and has discovered he owns a surprising number of Raspberry Pi variants. Thanks Alex!  Now we have the A+, I thought it’d be a good time to celebrate its ‘birth’ by having a rundown of the various... Continue reading

Raspberry Pi Model A+ on sale now at $20

When we announced the Model B+ back in July, we said that we’d also be producing a lower-cost variant, analogous to the original Model A. Since then, James has been beavering away, and today we’re pleased to announce the release of the Raspberry Pi Model A+ at a new low price of $20. Like the... Continue reading

Talks from Team Pi

I’ve been pointed at a couple of videos which might interest you: you’ll learn something new from both of these. First up, Eben explains more about the Compute Module to our friends at RS Components: And a little later on, Gordon, our Head of Software, gave a talk to the Prime Conference at the Royal... Continue reading

500,000 Pis in Wales

As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of this website, production of the Raspberry Pi started in China back at the start of 2012, but has been gradually moving to Wales since last September. One of our distributors, Premier Farnell/Element14, already makes 100% of its Pis in the Welsh Sony factory in Pencoed, where... Continue reading

Guest post from Code Club: Raspberry Pi factory visit

Liz: Do you remember those snippets of film from factories they used to show on educational kids’ shows when we were little? I have a very lucid memory of an episode of Playschool which (via the arched window) took you through the making of a rubber glove, and another segment featuring the manufacture of chocolate... Continue reading

Reuters visits the Raspberry Pi factory

This piece of news footage is all about how the Raspberry Pi you own is made in the UK. It gives you another really close look at some of the processes in the factory – as well as some crystal-clear video of pick and place, you’ll see some of the ladies on the line doing... Continue reading

BBC Wales Science Cafe broadcast from the Pi factory

BBC Radio Wales’ Science Cafe programme this week came from the Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales, that makes the Raspberry Pi for us under licence. It’s only available for UK listeners (my mistake – the BBC’s territorial thingbat doesn’t extend to radio broadcasts, so you can listen anywhere in the world – as long as... Continue reading

CNN clip

As promised, here’s the full version of the short news item CNN carried on the Quest Means Business Christmas show earlier this week. We’ve had a great time with a couple of crews from CNN this year. We met Adam shortly after launch, and knew he had a Pi on order. He’s the guy who... Continue reading

Raspberry Pi factory process – a short video

I’d thought you might have had enough of details about the factory process that builds your Pi by now, but it seems I’m wrong: we’ve had lots of requests for video of how certain parts of the assembly work since Pete’s post describing how the Pi is made went live at the end of last... Continue reading

TechRepublic: Inside the Pi Factory

We were at the Sony factory in Wales again last week, where Raspberry Pi contract manufacture takes place. We spent some time on the factory floor with Nick Heath from TechRepublic. There’s an interview with Eben yet to come (and we’ve a feeling it’ll be an interesting one – Nick’s the type to do his... Continue reading