Pioneers -Make it outside

24/04/2017 - 08/07/2017

You have until the 10th of July to make it outdoors! This is your opportunity to take technology and make it work in the real world.

We’re looking for teams of two to five people, aged 11-16, to show us how you can make technology affect the way we do things outdoors.

Entrants will be sent swag for taking part, and for submitting their final make. The most awesome entries will also win one of the following prizes:

  • WOW: a place at the Pioneers camp on Friday 28 July in London, attended by Raspberry Pi Foundation staff and some of the world’s most amazing technologists!
  • AMAZING: the chance to turn your amazing make into a resource so that other people can be blown away by your brilliance!
  • FANTABULOUS: make a video with the Raspberry Pi team and feature on our YouTube channel!
  • SPLENDID: have a whole article written about your greatness for our magazine, The MagPi, or the Raspberry Pi blog

Now, what do we mean by tech? Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, hacked toys, an app that tricks your friends, LEDs and buzzers: all you need to do is to use digital technologies to make your project. That might mean programming a computer, building a website, hacking some hardware, building a prototype, or using a 3D printer, to name a few possibilities. It should be much more hands-on than just checking your email or creating a PowerPoint presentation, though. The clue is in the hashtag: #MakeYourIdeas.

If you’re looking at all of this and thinking you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. For this theme, we’ve curated three starter projects to help ease Pioneers into the world of digital making. These projects provide a good way to develop a feel for digital making, and are flexible enough to be adapted in lots of different ways. Pimoroni are offering all Pioneers participants 15 percent off kit for these projects! Details will be sent to you when you register your team.

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