Good morning America, time to start again.
Today is Hack a day…
We are getting a kind of sick tired of all this, anyway… let’s give some more details.
Chris Anderson is the former Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, anybody know it?
He reported his very own tour of the factory that produce Arduino on his website:
Browsing the pictures that Anderson took and posted, we can see some good example:
The person on the right, that is running the assembling machines, is Diego, the (now) member of our staff that was in charge of the management of the assembly lines in the Arduino’s factory at that time, captured at work by Mr. Anderson’s camera. You can see him in the picture we published on Kickstarter:
The next picture published by Wired’s former Editor in Chief Chris Anderson, taken during his official visit to Arduino’s factory is this:
That he captioned: “These women load the bootloader and run the tests.”
The woman on the right is Simona, again an actual member of our staff, that is not in the picture we published on Kickstarter because she was behind the camera to take it. The picture is taken from the back but she has that unique tattoo on the right shoulder that make very easy the identification!
We published more pictures at the beginning on Kickstarter that we had to remove because space was required for the products and the website impose limits on the size of the description. This is the picture that we posted at the origin:
This picture is in our workshop, when the factory that Mr. Anderson visited outsourced to us the works on the Xbee and Ethernet Hosts because the skilled worker left and moved with us. You can see Simona working on the Xbee shields in our workshop.
Here we go with the invoices, a couple of examples are more than enough:
Our address has changed from the 2010 to the 2011 and we had, for the privacy, to cover the prices and the names. With google it will be very easy to compare the destination address with the address of the Arduino’s factory. These are legal document and can’t be anything than true, if we don’t want to let the owner of our company to see the jail from inside.
These two invoices are related to the work on about 500 Shields Xbee and almost 2.000 Ethernet shields that, after the SMD assembling, need to be finished with the soldering of the headers, LAN connectors and so on.
There is out there still somebody that is really willing to say we haven’t been involved in Arduino’s manufacturing?
We don’t really think people should believe us. Do you believe Mr. Chris Anderson, former Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, and his camera?
We thought journalism involved checking sources and hearing the attacked counterpart as well. The writers at Hackaday didn’t bother checking the comments to that post, or willingly ignored them. As it is, we truly believe the best classification for this blog entry is “propaganda”.