element14 Community Announces ‘One Meter of Pi’ Challenge Winners

element14 has announced the winners of its ‘One Meter of Pi’ design challenge. Members of the element14 Community were asked to create a high-tech, sustainable farm within one square meter, or about 10-11 square feet. To help participants succeed, element14 teamed up with Raspberry Pi to provide 20 applicants with a kit featuring a Raspberry Pi 4 2GB single board computer along with multiple Pi accessories, including the Pimoroni PIM487 Automation Hat, PIM486 Enviro Hat, and the Pico HAT Hacker PC.

After 20+ weeks of designing, researching, prototyping, coding, and testing, with 94 blog posts and 46 videos created, the Grand Prize was awarded to Bruno Santos from Portugal who integrated Twitter, time-lapse videos, and the Raspberry Pi camera to create an effective hydroponic garden, which resulted in one of the most fruitful setups seen in the challenge.

The Runner-Up, Milos Rasic from Serbia, created an impressive multidisciplinary project, featuring a Nanny robot arm with 3D printed parts to tend to plants within an enclosure, interchangeable tooling and a robot for watering the plants; all controlled elegantly with a GUI and powered by Raspberry Pi.

To see all of the winning designs, and learn more about the element14 Community, visit: element14.com/1-meter-of-pi-winners. 

The element14 Community’s newest ebook which focuses on urban and indoor farming, and features some of the winning designs from this challenge can also be downloaded from element14.com/ebooks.

Raspberry Pi boards and accessories used within the 1 meter of Pi challenge can be purchased from element14.