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PA’s new Raspberry Pi Competition - innovate to help the environment! 

ENTRIES FOR THE 2013/14 PA RASPBERRY PI COMPETITION HAVE NOW CLOSED

Last year, our Raspberry Pi Competition challenged schoolchildren and university students from across the UK to put their technology skills, ingenuity and creativity to the test. You can watch a video of the winning entries above. 

Their mission? To use the Raspberry Pi – a low-cost, credit-card-size computer – to make the world a better place.

We were astounded by the quality of the entries we received – from children as young as eight – which included an automated pill dispenser and a system to help elderly or disabled people answer the door. The winners showcased their entries at our awards ceremony to a panel of expert judges – including the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones, who later wrote about the competition on the BBC website.

Please keep an eye on our website as we may be holding another Raspberry Pi competition next year!   

While the format of the competition remains similar, this year we are challenging entrants to use the Raspberry Pi to help the environment.


ENTRIES FOR THE 2013/14 PA RASPBERRY PI COMPETITION HAVE NOW CLOSED


Some of the winning entries from last year’s competition had a strong environmental theme:  

  • An air quality and weather surveillance station made with a Raspberry Pi that takes in information about air quality through attached sensors and uploads it directly to the internet, where it can then be viewed and analysed on a smartphone or tablet.
  • A system that enables home owners to monitor the electricity consumption of their home. The electricity-consumption logging system was based on the communication protocol of an off-the-shelf wireless electricity monitor.

The competition is open to four categories:

1. Primary school years 4-6: ages 8-11

2. Secondary school years 7-11: ages 12-16

3. Secondary school years 12-13: ages 16-18

4. Higher education – undergraduates 


Complete the form to the right to find out more about PA's new Raspberry Pi competition. >

 

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