Thanks for the update Nicole,
Any idea when you will have stock available in the US via Newark/element14 ?
Hi J -
· The UK built Raspberry Pi’s will be distributed globally over time, but at the moment it is just within Europe. However, we do have current stock made in China that you can order now from Newark/element14.
Thanks for the prompt response Nicole, my understanding is that the one assembled in the UK are Rev 2.0, I already have some
of the Rev 1.0 assembled in China.
Can you better quantify "over time" ?
Thanks again & Regards
Welcome, Jorge! I wish I knew a specific timeframe to give you, but I just don't have that info. right now. I'm sure any updates will be announced here on the Raspberry Pi Group, so stay tuned!
The press release says:
> the site will be initially produce over 300,000 units for customers across the world
In contrast, the RPi.org blog says:
>The initial contract will see the Pencoed plant producing 30,000 Raspberry Pis a month
Are these both correct? 300,000 at 30,000 per month, just coincidentally
both round numbers starting with '3'.
30,000 per month would be about 1000 per calendar day,
which compares to the 4000 per day that we have heard
the China factory is producing.
I'm impressed by your detective skills! Great question! Let me ask around and see if I can find the answer for you.
Hi Coder - I just got word back from the Raspberry Pi team here at element14. Here's what they say about the production numbers - hope this helps!
"We're producing in excess of 30,000 units per month with Sony UK, and this will continue for the foreseeable future based upon the continued positive demand for the Raspberry Pi."
It would also be interesting to know how the UK factory compares
in monthly output to the China factory.
Excellent news, Nicole!
Hopefully this will mean that Pi becomes available ex-stock at Farnell soon.
I'm looking forward to ordering it like any other ex-stock product from my Farnell account and with normal next-day delivery. I don't intend to buy any more units from the export site because 2nd Class post and multi-day delivery does not meet my needs.
Whether it's made in China or made in the Uk by a Japanese company is irrelevant to me, I'd rather have Element 14 to finally ship my Pi to me ...