First free Raspberry Pi hack day

First free Raspberry Pi hack day
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

November 22nd 2012 at 10:30AM

Tour of tech's production factory and electronic gadgets up for grabs

The UK’s first free Raspberry Pi hack day will take place next month, giving participants the chance to create new software or hardware with the microcomputer.

One hundred top hardware and software hackers have been invited to the 24-hour event in Leeds, which is being organised by electronics supplier and Raspberry Pi distributor CPC.

Participants will go head-to-head, individual or as teams, in a bid to create new soft- or hardware using the device. Fortunately, they’ll have the aid of unlimited power, internet access, and dinner, breakfast and snacks.

“Raspberry Pi is revolutionising 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,” said CPC head of marketing David Deventer.

Up for grabs for the best overall innovation is a personal tour of Sony UK’s Raspberry Pi manufacturing facility in Wales, while category winners will be awarded from a roster of gadgets available from cpc.co.uk, including camcorders, remote control toys, storage hardware and Raspberry Pi Plug and Play Kits.

Categories include Best Hardware Hack, Best Software Hack, Best Game, Best Team and Best Individual. Creations will be judged by a panel including LeedsHack’s Dom Hodgson, experts from UCLan, such as Barbara MacManus and CPC’s Deventer.

The CPC Pi Hack takes place at Munro House, Leeds, from December 1st to 2nd.

Register your interest at cpc.farnell.com/pihack and follow the action at #CPCPiHack.