Questions about the design of the circuitry and board of the Raspberry Pi

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possible to understand raspberry pi architecture without bcm2835 datasheet?

I am a newbie trying to learn hardware design and need some answers to a few questions. First of all, I heard that the raspberry pi was open sourced so I decided to take a look at the schematics to ...
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How long did it take them to design the Raspberry Pi?

Is there any published information about how long it took the Raspberry Pi guys to design it to initial production? How many hardware revisions were there? How many engineering hours were involved? ...
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Will I damage the GPIO

Will I damage a GPIO (set to input) if introduced to 10V 1mA? I read somewhere that the GPIO ports can tolerate maximum of 16mA I need to detect on/off ( 10V/0V ). Could I possibly use voltage ...
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Is this a design fault or I shall learn how to use SD cards with PI? [closed]

My Respberry Pi Mod B arrived last week and I spent the whole weekend to try out different OSes, softwares etc. For this purpose I have to plug in and out the SD card again and again. Last night I ...
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What are some shortcomings of the board design? [closed]

What parts of the board could cause electronics professionals to think it was constructed poorly, quickly, or unprofessionally? Is it simply soldering, a lack of clean trimming, or placement of the ...
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Is the BCM2835 (Broadcom SoC) proprietary to the Raspberry Pi organization?

I ask because assuming someone wanted to manufacture their own (large) batch of RPi's, the major component that would be most difficult to procure is the Broadcom SoC (see here.) If obtaining this ...
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Where can I find the schematics and supporting design documents for the hardware?

I've tried to search for this online but other than a few posts on the Raspberry Pi blog, I can't find an official source of the design documentation for the hardware. It was my understanding that ...