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CPC to run 24-hour Raspberry Pi hackathon

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Mon Nov 19 2012, 17:25
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ELECTRONICS DISTRIBUTOR CPC will hold a 24-hour Raspberry Pi "hackathon" giving prizes for the best hardware and software designs based around the tiny computer.

Since the Raspbery Pi Foundation released the keenly priced credit-card sized computer, demand for the device has surpassed expectations. Now CPC, a Raspberry Pi distributor has teamed up with the University of Central Lancashire to run a 24-hour Raspberry Pi hackathon for 100 participants.

According to CPC, entrants can either work individually or in teams of up to four to either develop software or modify the hardware of the Raspberry Pi. The firm said entrants can even solder components or change other electronics on the Raspberry Pi board should they wish.

David Deventer, head of marketing at CPC said, "Raspberry Pi is revolutionalising the tech market and we wanted to host the UK's first dedicated hack-day to celebrate the most talked about gadget of 2012. We can't wait to bring Britain's best minds together for 24-hours of the most creative computing and watch the magic happen."

CPC will offer the overall winner a tour of Sony's manufacturing facility in Wales where Raspberry Pi computers are now assembled. The firm is also offering other prizes such as a Storage Options 7in Android tablet and Raspberry Pi plug and play kits.

The CPC Raspberry Pi hackathon day will be held in Leeds on 1 and 2 December. µ


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