PA Consulting’s Raspberry Pi competition has been featured in The Independent Schools Magazine. The article looks at the winning entries of the two independent schools that won the competition and secured £1,000 prize money each.
The article explains that PA runs the annual coding competition to challenge primary, secondary and college students across the UK to invent, design and create products using the Raspberry Pi microcomputer. Entries to the 2019 competition were tasked to think innovatively, inspire change and use their ingenuity to transform experiences of travel and transport.
The winners included:
Lady Eleanor Holles School, London, in the secondary school years 7-9 category. The team created the Brainy Baby Belt – a product that makes children’s car seats safer by issuing an alert when they become unclipped. The belt is also night themed and plays music and has lights on it to help keep the child entertained on their journey.
Westminster School, London, in the secondary school years 10-11 category. The team created a product which allows cyclists to navigate safely around busy urban areas by displaying route directions and other data on a pair of cycling gloves that light up to show arrows or other actions. The gloves also provide a real-time display of the pollution the cyclist is experiencing, using data from the cloud.