Young coders were out in force at the Eircom Junior Spiders Awards in Dublin. Winners included reCharge My eCar from Niamh Scanlon of CoderDojo DCU and European Digital Girl of the Year Lauren Boyle.
Dublin: 21.04.2015 07.35AM
The Raspberry Pi €25 microcomputer that sold at the rate of 7,000 an hour last week has inspired a new innovation challenge called the Raspberry RoadTest.
Collaborative community and electronics store element14 has put together an innovation challenge based on the credit-card sized computer.
The global Raspberry RoadTest challenge poses the question, "What innovation will you create using the amazing Raspberry Pi computer?"
The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is aimed at stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
The device is based on a Broadcom system on a chip (SoC) processor which includes 256MB of RAM, a VideoCore GPU and an ARM 700MHz GPU. It runs on a Linux operating system.
According to element14, there have been 30,000 downloads of the operating system - more than 30 terabytes worth of file transfers - from its website.