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Raspberry Pi 1st Production Board

  • Announced: Yet to be! (as of 17th Jan 2012)
  • Credit-card Format
  • Initial 10k Batch (All Model-B's) Manufactured in China (Jan/Feb 2012)[1]
  • Should look identical to the Raspberry Pi Beta Board below (except GPIO header will not be populated).
  • Nokia/Qt Development group has donated vouchers for 400 RPi units for developers[2]


Raspberry Pi Beta Production Board

The Rpi beta board (model B)
  • Announced: December 2011[3]
  • Credit-Card Format
  • Manufactured in UK
  • Produced 100[4] PCBs
  • Characteristic feature of hand-modded correction to PCB [5]
  • See the blog post which includes a video explaining how the production units will differ from the beta boards.



eBay Auction

10 of the completed Model-B boards were auctioned on eBay (Started on 1st Jan 2012) [6])

SerialNo: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7[7] #8[8] #9 #10
Date: 11-Jan-2012 11-Jan-2012 10-Jan-2012 10-Jan-2012 09-Jan-2012 09-Jan-2012 08-Jan-2012 08-Jan-2012 07-Jan-2012 07-Jan-2012
Sold For: £3,500 £2,150 £2,257 £1,550 £1,040 £1,000 £989 £1,020 £930 £1,900

Board #7 was anonymously (and generously) donated to Centre for Computing History[7] (also spotted here..)!

Board #8 Owned by Tech Blogger, Paul Maunders, see his blog for details[8]

Raspberry Pi Alpha Board

RPi Alpha Board
  • Announced: August 2011[9]
  • Large Format for debugging (Model-B)
  • Populated with headers for GPIO, JTAG, DSI, CSI, as well as switches and LEDs for I/O testing.






Raspberry Pi USB Prototype Board

RPi USB Prototype Board
  • Announced: May 2011
  • The "Computer On A USB Stick" Format
  • Included built-in camera
  • HDMI one end and single USB the other
  • Introduced the RPi Foundation to the world (any earlier links appreciated), featured by BBC Online Video.






Raspberry Pi Concept 2006 edition

Raspberry Pi Concept 2006 edition
  • Vero-board Prototype & PCB Version
  • Atmel ATmega644 microcontroller clocked at 22.1MHz[10]









References

  1. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/509
  2. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/369
  3. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/422
  4. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/389
  5. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/470
  6. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/482
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/503
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.pyrosoft.co.uk/blog/2012/01/13/raspberry-pi-8-first-photoshoot/
  9. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/78
  10. http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/264