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Eben_PyCongratulations are in order for Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. He’s one of this year’s four recipients of the Silver Medal from The Royal Academy of Engineering. The medal recognizes “an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to British engineering.” Of course Eben and Liz are “chuffed to bits” about the award. Reporting on the story, The Telegraph even highlights the $35 education computer platform’s popularity outside of the classroom:

The Raspberry Pi has won fans far beyond the classroom, with uses including a controller for a robotic boat which is steering itself across the Atlantic Ocean, and powering cameras designed to help park rangers to prevent illegal poaching in Kenya.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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