steve_ancell
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It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:51 am

A polite ParcelForce man has just handed me a Raspberry Pi. :D

Pictures to be posted later when I can figure out how to post a 1.5mb JPEG on this forumn ;)

ski522
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:54 am

LOL... wouldn't worry about pics unless you have something different...most of us have seen the PI ;) Enjoy, neat little product for the price!

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:03 am

Now all I need to do is go on ebay and order the Linux SD card, keyboard, powersupply and any other dangley bits I might need. :D

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:05 pm

Here's the photos of a freshly opened Raspberry Pi.



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daveg
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:19 pm

You hadn't already ordered the required bits? You missed a trick there :D
Happy pi-ing

sgegreen
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:25 pm

RS, pink box, but... Made in the UK?

saligal
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:44 pm

Enjoy your new Pi! I'm still waiting for mine (ordered from RS, should be shipped in mid-November =\ )
Did you receive the 512mb version?

sgegreen
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:00 pm

Just received my Farnell 512MB RPi, but it has a pale blue audio socket and plain top to network socket (no manufacturer name or part number) just like the Made in Wales by Sony 256MB RPi I got from Farnell in September...

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:04 pm

sgegreen wrote:RS, pink box, but... Made in the UK?
With Pi in hand, pink's OK with me. :lol:

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:05 pm

saligal wrote:Enjoy your new Pi! I'm still waiting for mine (ordered from RS, should be shipped in mid-November =\ )
Did you receive the 512mb version?
I think it's the rev 2 model but have no idea how much RAM this has. :?

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:11 pm

steve_ancell wrote:
saligal wrote:Enjoy your new Pi! I'm still waiting for mine (ordered from RS, should be shipped in mid-November =\ )
Did you receive the 512mb version?
I think it's the rev 2 model but have no idea how much RAM this has. :?

Actually, come to think of it, I don't see any RAM chips on the board; is the RAM inside the processor or something?. :?

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:15 pm

I just found this article...

http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/how- ... -20121016/

So I guess mine is 512MB then. :D

steve_ancell
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:03 pm

daveg wrote:You hadn't already ordered the required bits? You missed a trick there :D
Happy pi-ing
I just didn't get around to ordering the other stuff, the dangley bits should arrive in a couple of days. I will put up more pics when I install the casing etc...

brainsys
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:42 pm

My 512Mb Farnell board delivered yesterday is different in almost every component. The most obvious:

* Blue audio socket
* USB socket labelled and without the foldover metal tab
* RJ45 socket has no labelling
* HDMI socket has different cut-outs
* TP1 differently labelled
* C32 orange not black
* C11 orange not black
* C9 orange not black

I could go on, and on. Difficult to believe these were put together on the same production line ...

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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:38 pm

brainsys wrote:My 512Mb Farnell board delivered yesterday is different in almost every component. The most obvious:

* Blue audio socket
* USB socket labelled and without the foldover metal tab
* RJ45 socket has no labelling
* HDMI socket has different cut-outs
* TP1 differently labelled
* C32 orange not black
* C11 orange not black
* C9 orange not black

I could go on, and on. Difficult to believe these were put together on the same production line ...
Even if they are put together on the same assembly line, it is definitely possible for the components to be different. RS and Farnell are two totally different customers to the PCB assembler and they surely have their own bill of material because of that.
Since parts are sourced based on the customer's bill of material and if say RS components specifies a socket from Tyco Electronics and Farnell specifies one from Phoenix Contact, you will have these (minor) differences.
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sgegreen
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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:21 pm

In http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1925 liz says that Sony sources the parts for RPis made on their production line. Would it make sense to have a completely different BOM for Farnell's and RS' boards?

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Re: It has finally arrived. :D

Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:30 am

Would it make sense to have a completely different BOM for Farnell's and RS' boards?
Clearly the RPF will have supplied a BoM to RS and Farnell. However for most parts* I suspect that BoM from the RPF will not specify particular manufacturer part numbers (or if it does they will be given as examples only). Rather I suspect it will specify a list of requirements for the parts. RS and farnell will then source parts that meet those requirements and I suspect wherever possible* they have multiple sources for each part to reduce risk.

* Inevitablly you do end up with some single source parts. On the Pi these would be the SoC, the USB hub with ethernet and maybe some of the more unusual connectors.

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