plugwash wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:12 pm
it appears that kano have used it to produce a custom cost-reduced Pi 3 model ... They are selling this as part of their "computer kit touch".
Out of curiosity; do custom made Pi's also have custom revision codes, or do they have the same codes as the model from which they are descended ?
Also; in licensing the design to be customised, are there any imposed conditions on what can be changed and, more importantly, what cannot ?
A lot of people found out the hard and expensive way that Dell ATX PSU's weren't wired to the common ATX standard. I would be very cautious of plugging a HAT or anything into the Kano's GPIO unless I knew the pinout was 100% compatible with a Pi and they hadn't done something like swap power lines around just to make their kit proprietary.
On their "computer kit touch" page they say "Board: Raspberry Pi 3" -
https://kano.me/store/row/products/comp ... tech-specs
I guess that's open to debate / interpretation.
On the related FAQ page, they do describe it as a "Custom Raspberry Pi 3 board", and they remembered to acknowledge Linux and Lego as registered trademarks ... but not Raspberry Pi
It appears Kano's customised board has been out in the wild since at least September 2018. It's rather surprising no one seemed to have noticed !