Tag:
Made in the UK

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

Sony, the Pi makers – a post from Pete Lomas

Pete Lomas is a trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and designed the final hardware that turned into the Raspberry Pi. We’ve had so many questions from you about the manufacturing process that Pete decided to put this post together – he’s been working on it for a couple of months, and we’re very, very... Continue reading

Factory pictures from South Wales

A very quick set of photos taken this morning at the Sony factory in Pencoed, Wales, where Raspberry Pis are being built at a rate of around 2500 a day. Pete, Eben, Mike from Farnell and I were visiting the factory to celebrate its 20th anniversary (and the 40th anniversary of Sony in Wales). This... Continue reading

Made in the UK!

There’s a little bit of news about what’s new with the Rev2 board design we posted about yesterday that we saved for today. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll remember the time last year when we had to make the decision to manufacture the Raspberry Pi in China. The Raspberry Pi is... Continue reading