The first Arduino Uno made in the USA.

The first Arduino Uno made in the USA. (Credit: Adafruit)

Despite the fact that most of the staff had the day off, over the Memorial Day weekend the first Arduino to be made in the U.S. was hand built by Limor Fried in the Adafruit offices in New York ahead of programming the pick n’ place machine for a full production run.

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The first Uno off the production line follows just a week behind the announcement at Maker Faire Bay Area of the U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit, and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino.

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Full scale production of the Uno — as well as the rest of the core Arduino products — should begin in July, bringing to an end a period of uncertainty for American distributors. However it seems likely that the legal problems behind the recent announcements will continue for some time to come.