The tiny bare-boned $35 Raspberry Pi has been put through the wringer and come out of the other side with its Conformité Européenne (CE) quality-control mark which needs no additional modifications to its current design. On top of the CE mark required for European sales, the foundation behind Raspberry Pi has also completed compliance testing with US’ FCC as well as their equivalents in Australia and Canada.
Liz Upton, a volunteer at Raspberry Pi Foundation wrote on the device’s official blog, that although the Raspberry Pi has passed its compliance tests, there are still procedures involving a mountain of paperwork which has to be looked over by RS Components and element14/Premier Farnell which is easy compared with what they have been through the previous week.
When questions about the estimated time frame until the educational computer could be released to the public, Liz Upton replied that at her most pessimistic and even taking into consideration a bank holiday, about 7-10 days. Like any other computer, Raspberry Pi has faced its share of hiccups and setbacks on the way to where it is now. But now that things are finally rolling and with a timeframe of less than 2 weeks for it to be launched, it seems that pre-orders for the affordable computer could be starting fairly soon.