Raspberry Pi buyers face further delays
Published Mar 29 2012, 14:17 BST | By Mark Langshaw
Raspberry Pi buyers in the UK will have to wait even longer to receive their devices following confusion about how much quality assurance they require.
British distributors are refusing to send out the micro computers until they have been subjected to electromagnetic testing and received the CE mark.Raspberry Pi Foundation
said that it does not believe the machine requires the CE mark - a mandatory conformity branding for products placed on the European market - because it is "not a finished end product". However, the group agreed to comply with suppliers.
"The good news is that our first 2,000 boards arrived in the UK on Monday and that we are working to get them CE-marked as soon as is humanly possible, in parallel with bringing the remainder of our initial batch into the country," read a statement on the organisation's blog
The group also stated that it has contacted the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to obtain a "definitive" answer as to whether the micro computers can be distributed under the same terms as hardware such as Beagleboards.Raspberry Pi distribution was previously delayed by a manufacturing error
, which resulted in the wrong type of networking jack being soldered on to some of the circuit boards.> Raspberry Pi computer goes on sale