I asked +Simon Stuart “can you make your Raspberry Pi 2 devices crash by flash light?” he did: it fails!
Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/09
Too bad: it is indeed possible to restart a Raspberry Pi 2 by using a high power flash.
Yes, bit of bluetac on that chip and it survives the flash
Simon Stuart checked it:
Put the high-power flash (which I believe uses a Xenon bulb) on my camera, and behold a shot to the top of the board does indeed crash it every time!
Never in a million years would I have thought such a thing were possible!
At first Simon could not reproduce it: you really need a high power flash.
I’m glad I didn’t order any Raspberry Pi 2 yet.