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A Month of Pi Contest - Our final week begins!

By Lloyd Summers on 8 Jul 2014 09:32 am

Welcome to the final week of our A Month of Pi Contest, where we will be giving away great prizes! You now have one final chance left to win a sparking brand new Raspberry Pi from Newark Canada! If you haven't entered the contest yet - what are you waiting for? This is your last chance to enter for a chance to win!

Week Three Winner

With that said, let's congratulate our newest champion! This weeks winner is muchtall who wrote:

"I've really been wanting to pick one of these up for a while, and just haven't gotten around to it... I have a number of ideas that I'd like to implement, but most of all I'd love to set up Plex Home Theater in my family's swagger wagon. My kiddos have a tendency to destroy DVDs, so I rip every one we get to my Plex server and play their movies to our TVs using the Android app and a combination of Chromecasts and Plex Home Theater boxes. I'd love to extend this capability to my vehicle by having a Rasberry Pi hooked up to its displays and communicating on a WiFi network inside the vehicle for remote control. The master plan is to have it automatically detect the home WiFi when it pulls into the garage, and sync any new media available before shutting down."

Sounds like a fun project to kick off!

What is it?

With our ongoing Raspberry Pi and Arduino articles, we know some of you need some gear to follow along! As a result we've grabbed a bunch of Raspberry Pi's (Model B, 512MB) from Newark Canada for some great giveaways! What better to get into the Internet of Things than with a credit card sized mini computer?

These Raspberry Pi's even come with 8GB SD cards pre-loaded with NOOBS, so they are ready to go for your next great project!

What are the Specifications?

  • Core Architecture: ARM
  • Core Sub-Architecture: ARM11
  • Features: 512MB RAM, ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz MPU, VideoCore IV GPU, 2 USB + Ethernet + HDMI ports, mounting holes
  • Kit Contents: RPI MOD-B Brd, Assembled Board Only
  • No. of Bits: 32bit
  • SVHC: To Be Advised
  • Silicon Core Number: BCM2835
  • Silicon Family Name: BCM2xxx
  • Silicon Manufacturer: Broadcom

How do I Win?

We have one final draw (moment of silence please ...) for users to enter and win a Raspberry Pi.

To win, simply leave a comment on the original contest post on what you would do with a Raspberry Pi.

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A Month of Pi Contest - Our final week begins!