Our annual PA Raspberry Pi Competition promotes STEM education by challenging schoolchildren to invent systems that could benefit society using their engineering and coding skills.
Here's a look back at the ingenious projects that have won the competition in past years.
2022: Innovations to save the planet
For our tenth anniversary, we put the year's theme to a public vote, asking teachers, students and our partners what they think would be most inspiring. And they chose: innovations to save the planet.
As the UN shares a bleak outlook on climate change, the need to act quickly on sustainability has never been more apparent. So, for the 2022 PA Raspberry Pi Competition, we challenged 8- to 18-year-olds to design technology that would help make the world a more sustainable place.
The winners of 2022's competition were:
2021: Creating a positive human future for everyone
For the ninth competition, we challenged 8- to 18-year-olds to design technology to help create a positive future for everyone as we come out of an unprecedented period of uncertainty.
COVID-19 has been a once-in-a-generation challenge, but we’ve seen inspiring examples of where it’s catalysed the best of humanity and unlocked our inherent ingenuity. So, we asked the teams to imagine a world where we can:
- Develop a cleaner, most sustainable world
- Be better prepared for the unexpected
- Interact safely and effectively, whether at work, study or leisure
- Support the health and wellbeing of everyone
- Get urgent supplies into the hands of those who need them most.
The winners of 2021's competition were:
2020: Designing the sustainable city of the future
Entrants to the 2020 competition were tasked to use their ingenuity to create a positive human future by designing the ‘sustainable city of the future’. Teams were asked to imagine a world where, for example, habitats are protected, travel is simple and pollution free or food is sustainably sourced with minimal waste.
The winners of 2020's competition were:
2019: Transforming experiences of travel and transport
Entrants to the 2019 competition were tasked to think innovatively, inspire change and use their ingenuity to transform experiences of travel and transport.
The winners of 2019's competition were:
This year, we challenged school children and college students to use the credit-card-sized, highly capable Raspberry Pi computer to produce innovations to help save the planet.