Show us your makes and win a limited edition Raspberry Pi!

To celebrate the launch of and all the amazing things we have planned for it, we’ve teamed up with the lovely people at RS Components for a rather special competition.

RS have given us a limited edition Raspberry Pi computer to give away. It’s one of only a thousand produced to celebrate the first birthday of the Raspberry Pi, and it comes sealed in a rather nice presentation box with a certificate of authenticity signed by Ebon Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

It’s built on a coloured PCB and comes with a unique case as well. Blue, apparently, although we haven’t removed the security seals to check. You can read all about it here.

So what do you have to do to win it?

Our new channel, is all about sharing. We want to help create a library of instructional material for makers to use and learn from, and which will hopefully inspire more people to start hacking their world and improving life using whatever materials and electronics they can find around them.

The winning bundle!
The winning bundle!

We want to help encourage people to put their projects online along with detailed build instructions for others to follow and learn from. Thus encouraging the healthy growth of the maker movement in South Africa.

So what we’re asking is this. Send us photos of your project, makes and robot slaves with a rough description of what it is and how you built it. Our favourite one received by the end of February 2015* will win the Pi. Simple. As pie. Or Pi… you get the point.

There is one other thing: We see our role as being able to turn makers’ notes into professionally produced how-tos. So we will ask that we be allowed to produce a guide to building the winning make along with the winner’s details. We’ll also be in touch with other entrants to turn their projects into walkthroughs, but you’ll be able to turn us down if you wish. There’s no filthy rights grab going on here.

Your project can be based on anything that fits the ‘maker’ ethos: electronics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, drones, leatherworking and more – any kind of creative project, we want to hear what you’re up to and turn your personal project into something the world can share.

To enter, you’ll need to send your outline, notes and pictures in an email to with the subject line “Look at my make!” The best idea received by the end of Feb which we can turn into a walkthrough will win the Pi.

Good luck!

*We’re giving you a long time because we know these things take a while…

Terms & Conditions

1) This competition is only open to persons who are resident in South Africa. We cannot ship the prize overseas. 2) No cash equivalents are available, and the prize is not transferable. 3) Employees, agents and their families of Hypertext Media, RS and the Raspberry Pi Foundation are not eligible to enter. 4) Multiple entries per household will not be allowed. 5) The judge’s decision is final. 6) The closing date for the competition is the 28th of February 2015, and the winner will be notified by email within two weeks. 7) If we are unable to contact the winner within seven days of decision, a new winner will be declared. 8) By entering, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. 9) Hypertext Media, RS and the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the respective directors, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from an entrant’s participation in this competition or for any loss or damage, howsoever arising, from entry or use of the prize. 10) We will not share the data entered in the competition fields with third parties.


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