One of my other little launch week traditions for a new Pi launch is to update the Pi Family Photo. This time we’ve got three new members since a year ago when it was last updated for the Pi Zero W launch.
The aim of doing this is to maintain a record of pretty much all of the versions of the Raspberry Pi which could be purchased by the public. I do have some other rare ones which I don’t include because it seems a bit like gloating. Perhaps one day I’ll do a blog post about those (if I’m in need of a good gloat)?
So What’s New?
Some time in late 2016 or early 2017 a Japanese Pi3B, made and certified in Japan, came on the market. At last year’s Pi Party, my Japanese friend Masafumi Ohta showed me one and I bought it off him for the collection. (Had to be done really).
A few months ago, a mysterious blue Pi3B apeared on the scene. It turned out that this one was destined for the Brazilian market, but a few leaked out erroneously into the UK. Another friend, Ryan Walmsley snapped one up for me knowing that I am a collector.
Both of the above are functionally identical to the regular Pi3B we’ve come to know and love. In fact the Brazillian one is made in the SONY Pencoed factory and has the same ID number as the regular green Pi3B (which is probably why a box of them was erroneously delivered to a UK reseller).
And finally we have the brand new Raspberry Pi 3B+ which launched this week.
So here’s the updated photo, which I publish under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.
This means you can do pretty much anything you like with it apart from use it for commercial purposes. If you want to do that, you can contact me and we’ll work something out. Enjoy the Pi Family Photo.