Quick question regarding genuine Arduino Uno's, has some scumbag copied the genuine Uno boards?
has some scumbag copied the genuine Uno boards?
What the Arduino folks should do is alter the published reference design files to remove their names and logos, and replace them with a 'Designed by:' message. That would eliminate the problem.
Your point is that removing the logo from the reference design will eliminate fake boards.
Maybe put holograms or other hard-to-duplicate markers on the official Arduinos?
I don't think you understand the concept of open source hardware that the Arduino design was released under. By making all the design files freely avalible to anyone, they were well aware of and most likely encouraging the building of 'copies'. What the Arduino folks ask other manufactures to honor is to not call it a Arduino, as they have trademarked that name. Many companies make models that have different/added features or are of a totally different footprint but are still compatible with the Arduino IDE software which is also released under a open source licence. So a specific firm may be called bad names if they label their board as being a Arduino, those that don't should not be placed in the same category as those that do.Lefty