Arduino Board Original , Compatible , fake or clone

How do we see them ?

As we know that arduino is an open source and hardware . Briefly we can say that they arduino allow people to copy their design freely but not their arduino trademark or name . This is to allow the open source community to grow bigger .

So how to differentiate which one is Original , Compatible , fake or clone ? First we try define it first .

Original : Come from arduino official . The quality is guarantee from arduino . Standard price .That all . How to know it come from arduino official , we will elaborate that later .

Compatible : Come from various company and various country . The quality is gurantee from their own manufacturer , not from arduino official . Exactly , may have the same shape and functionality as arduino , but they are not using the name arduino . No arduino name print on the board . Some of it may have different colour, shape and design but still have the same functionality as arduino . Lastly may have a cheaper price than original one .

Fake or clone : Come from various company and various country . The quality is gurantee from their own manufacturer , not from arduino official . Exactly the same shape and functionality as arduino and they are using the name arduino without arduino permission . Arduino name print on the board without arduino official permission .

How to know it is Original ?

First, it come without USB and inside seal arduino box . That all . I never find yet the compatible , fake or clone that come with seal arduino box .


One more thing is you may get the genuino brand for outside united state . This may not fully implement , because official distributor in my country still sell the arduino printed one .


How the Compatible looks like ?
May have the same design and functionality as the original one but you may notice that there is likely no arduino name printed on it .

May have different design but still function exactly as arduino original board . You may notice that there is likely no arduino name printed on it .

May have different colour and style but still function exactly as arduino original board . You may notice that there is likely no arduino name printed on it .

How the fake or clone looks like ?
Looks exactly as the original one , but bear in mind that the original one come without usb and inside seal arduino box . If you buy arduino that have arduino name printed on it but did not come with seal arduino box , than that is not the original one.

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