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Last minute hurdle before £25 computer can be sold to European customers.

Raspberry Pi passes CE testing

The Raspberry Pi £25 educational computer has passed a number of certifications including CE and FCC, paving the way to go on sale worldwide.

Originally the developers of the tiny single board computer believed that as an ‘unfinished’ device, CE testing and the like wasn’t required. Sadly that turned out not to be the case so distributors RS, Element 14/Farnell announced they were unable to sell the devices.

The Raspberry Pi has attracted considerable interest worldwide although we suggest it’s less so the mooted developing world and education markets and rather more so from tinkerers and hackers alike. Anyone that fancies an ultra-cheap Linux box.

Despite the interest, the project has been dogged with delays with the final availability of production devices held up by the latest cock-up relating to EMC testing.

"Good news! We just received confirmation that the Raspberry Pi has passed EMC testing without requiring any hardware modifications," the team posted on the Raspberry Pi blog.

With access to Panasonic’s testing facility in South Wales for an entire week, the foundation said they also took the time to check compliance with international standards including the US FCC regulations and Australia’s CTick.

"There is still a mountain of paperwork for us to sign," they said Raspberry Pi Foundation spokeswoman Liz, adding that it was a "piece of cake compared to what we’ve been doing all week."

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