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Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:36 am

Hello,

There is been a lot of discussion on china and uk made Pi's. Since I have both of them (from Farnell/Element14), I thought I will post pictures of them side by side for easy comparison.
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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:51 am

So which is which?

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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:56 am

The Chinese boards have the black stereo socket. :)

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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:00 am

rey wrote:So which is which?
the Chinese ones have the made in china sticker
the filled holes with the solder
and the black stereo jack ...
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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:01 am

rey wrote:So which is which?
In all board top side pictures its written Made in UK and Made in China.

In all board bottom side pictures the one with sticker statring FMX is Made in China.
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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:15 am

someone named TAFB said:
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What I heard was that they pre-printed the PCB boards in China, but they were assembled by Sony in the UK. So they got all the boards made to say Made in UK but then china factory came through so they just had them make the whole thing, so they had to put stickers over the made in uk
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So really things are not so different.
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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:50 pm

The biggest problem is having the P5 GPIO holes filled with solder. It really shouldn't be necessary to have to clean them out before a set of interface pins can be fitted - especially for beginners. If Sony can keep the holes clear, why can't the Chinese factory?

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Re: Raspberry Pi made in UK and China side by side pictures.

Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:02 pm

It's a cunning plan.
You may think it's just solder in the P5 holes, but actually it's a specially created alloy of rare earth isotopes.
Each shift at the Chinese factory has their own mix, so if a board is RMA'd they know who to haul up in front of the Political Corrections Board

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