Electronic – arduino – How to distinguish between a clone and a real Arduino


If I buy an Ardunio from a sketchy place such as a 3rd party seller on Amazon or eBay, how can I find out if it is an Arduino clone or a "real" Arduino board?

Best Answer

Obviously you won't know until you have it in hand. On Amazon, CanaKit is an authorized Arduino reseller. At this time, they are the only one.

Once you have a board, I put together this annotated flikr photo to help identify clones: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9849051@N04/6578137169/