In celebration of the first anniversary of the Raspberry Pi, we are pleased to sponsor the first Raspberry Pi Design Contest by MAKE. It is a challenging competition to make something new, beautiful, or educational with the Pi.
MAKE is a leader in providing inspiration and knowledge to a large number of makers in the US and we are excited to be able to offer the contestants a wide range of Raspberry Pi accessories, bundles and other components to help them create an amazing entry.
Each entry should use the Raspberry Pi as an intrinsic part of the project, but may include other circuitry, software, mechanical, or sculptural parts as needed. Judges provided by MAKE and MCM will select a grand prize winner, as well as one winner for each of the following four categories:
- Artistic: Use the physical computing of Raspberry Pi as a component of your music, animation, sound, performance, or art installation.
- Utility: Detail your amazingly useful, day-to-day application for this inexpensive Linux-based computer.
- Education: Show us a compelling idea for how the Pi can be utilized for education, whether in a classroom or a community workshop setting.
- Enclosure: Raspberry Pi are bare PCBs with exposed ports. Do you have a design for a case that’s more clever or cool than all the rest?
Each winner will receive a prize package including: USB DMM, DC Power Supply, Digital Soldering Iron, Gertboard, Pi Face, Pi View, Wi-Pi Wireless Adapter, & Raspberry Pi Iron-On Skill Badge, with the Grand Prize Winner also receiving a Printrbot Jr. – all totaling over $3500 worth of goods!
All entries will be showcased on the MAKE blog and contest page. The contest ends at 11:59pm PDT on April 11, 2013. To read the rules and submit your design, visit http://blog.makezine.com/raspberry-pi-design-contest/, and to get started shopping, visit http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/raspberry-pi.
MCM is extremely excited to see what kinds of designs the competition produces, and we look forward to seeing some of the best come directly from the e14 community!