Enter Your Project in the First Raspberry Pi Design Contest

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Enter Your Project in the First Raspberry Pi Design Contest


In celebration of the first anniversary of the Raspberry Pi, MAKE is pleased to announce the first Raspberry Pi Design Contest, a challenging competition to make something new, beautiful, or educational with the Pi. We’ve partnered with MCM Electronics, who is offering over $3,500 in prizes, with the grand prize winner receiving a Printrbot Jr. 3D printer.

The contest starts right now (that’s Pi Day 2013) and ends at 11:59pm PDT on April 11, 2013. Winners will be announced on or before April 25, 2013. 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.


RPiDC_MCM-buttonJudges 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 entries will be showcased on the MAKE blog and contest page. See the prize packages, rules, and submission form on the Raspberry Pi Design Contest page.

Please Note: Because of the the nature of this contest, participants are limited to residents of the United States.

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Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is a MAKE contributor, artist, programmer, and editor living in Providence, R.I. He designs open hardware kits at Modern Device and organized the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. He makes iPhone synthesizers with the Fluxama collective and is a member of the SMT Computing Society.

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