‘Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge’ attracts Indian design enthusiasts

18th March 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |
Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge, India

Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge, India

New Delhi, India, 18 March, 2014: The ‘Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge’ is gaining momentum in India. An initiative by element14, it provides an opportunity to young design enthusiasts to develop a consumer device on the popular Raspberry Pi by creating the karaoke machine which would be a delight to music enthusiasts.

Beginning on February 10, 2014, The ‘Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge’ will go on till April 11, 2014. The selected 15 contestants are working to develop their state-of-the-art karaoke experiences with Raspberry Pi and its accessories. In addition to working towards creating their karaoke machines, the contestants are also actively documenting their experiences on the contest’s Community page by posting images, videos, blog posts, project status reports, graphics, at http://www.element14.com/rockingraspberrypi

Each contestant adopts a unique approach for bringing his imagination to life. The contestants are regularly blogging on their experiments on a range of topics such as hacking Pi’s SSH under windows; connecting to Wi-Fi and playing YouTube videos; making the first pygame application; switching and working on the headless mode of Pi, and making a simple media player with Python, among others.

Visitors to the page can engage with the contestants by liking their posts, saving bookmarks and giving feedback on their project updates under the comment’s section. The element14 Community provides an opportunity to the engineering fraternity to access first-hand information on interesting facts and exchange innovative engineering ideas on a common platform.

“We are pleased to witness the excellent response that this contest has received from our Community members so far. The community page has been quite active with regular updates which are enabling in-depth collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas among members and visitors. I am looking forward to seeing many more creative ideas and experiences being shared on the platform which will enable the growth of the engineering community in India,” said Ravi Pagar, Regional Director – South Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific.

The contestants will be adjudged on their creative fulfillment of the challenge and the quality of media engagement raised during the course of their projects through blog posts, videos and designs, including photos and diagrams. Two winners will be selected, one by a panel of judges and another ‘People’s Choice’ winner based on votes on the award-winning element14 Community. The Grand Prize winner will receive an Apple iPhone 5S and the runner up will receive a Sony PlayStation 4.

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