Our Raspberry Pi Contest Winner!
What would you do with a Raspberry Pi—a $35 microcomputer the size of a credit card? We asked KU students to tell us, and they didn't disappoint! From a quadcopter capable of live streaming HD video, to an automated bartender to a food delivery registry connected to local take out restaurants, the ideas were innovative and downright cool!
The winner of the contest (and taking home the prize of a Raspberry Pi) was Rayyan Kamal, who received the highest score on the three criteria of innovation, cool factor and practicality from our panel of judges. Rayyan's idea starts small, with one "machine that when attached to the ground, could gauge all the qualities about any soil as well as measure the atmospheric conditions outside the soil." But Rayyan's vision doesn't stop there, he sees a global network of devices as an open source online project "to collect data from other locations around the world where people upload information regarding what vegetation could grow in the different areas. A Wikipedia of plant life!" (see Rayyan's full submission below)
Congratulations to Rayyan, and thanks to all the KU students who submitted entries.