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Hardware Linux

Inside the Raspberry Pi Factory 120

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-a-look dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Here's a photo walk through of how Raspberry Pi boards are made at a Sony factory in South Wales, UK. The factory says that the multiple automated and manual checks have meant that only two of the 150,000 boards made there have been shipped with defects."
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Inside the Raspberry Pi Factory

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  • Re:Holy shit (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Frosty Piss (770223) * on Monday December 03, 2012 @01:54PM (#42170945)

    Whoever designed the photo album viewer never heard of XMLHttpRequest.

    It's all about "page views", baby!

  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Monday December 03, 2012 @03:10PM (#42171883) Journal

    While I can understand why they went with a cheap, standard, connector(rather than yet-another-goddam-slightly-different-barrel-plug), I suspect that the rPI support guys are cursing the day that they chose a USB socket as a DC-in jack.

    To put it politely, the quality of USB chargers and powered hub wall warts is excitingly variable. If you are trying to run an ARM SoC, a USB ethernet controller, and possibly a couple of other downstream devices, all with just a +5 rail of potentially erratic specs, that isn't good for reliability. By going with the USB socket, they opened the field to every last dollar-store iCharger knockoff and its creative interpretation of what +5vDC looks like...

Single tasking: Just Say No.