element14 Launches Raspberry Pi Pi-Fest Design Challenge

New musical Raspberry Pi Pi-Fest Design Challenge encourages community members to make some noise with the Raspberry Pi Pico

In celebration of Pi Day, element14 launched the Raspberry Pi Pi-Fest Design Challenge. This design challenge will put Raspberry Pi Pico at the center stage as community members will use the device, coupled with any other Raspberry Pi products of their choice, to create music or audio-themed project.

Fifty sponsored challengers will receive a Raspberry Pi Pico kit free of charge to build and blog about their music or audio project. Community members can use the Raspberry Pi Pico to produce music and audio projects, including:

·       Synthesizers

·       Podcasting Rigs

·       Live Production Machines

·       AI Music Machines

·       Sound Level Logging and Monitoring Devices

“We always love seeing the innovative designs and projects the element14 Community creates,” said Dianne Kibbey, Global Head of Community and Social Media for element14. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Pi Day than engaging our community to put their creativity to the test and create a musical project with the Raspberry Pi Pico.”

After receiving their Raspberry Pi Pico kit, challengers will have until July to complete and blog about their projects. Successful projects will be featured on element14’s Pi-Fest Live Stream and a Pi-Fest Tour Poster. The first-place winner will receive $500 in Ticketmaster vouchers, a Shure SM7B Professional Microphone and Stand, a Go XLR professional USB Audio Interface, a headline position on the live-streamed festival, and a headline position in their very own Pi-Fest Tour Poster. The runner-up winner will receive $250 in Ticketmaster vouchers, a Shure MV7 USB microphone, a headline position on the live-streamed festival, and a headline position in their own Pi-Fest Tour Poster. Finisher prizes include a feature on the Pi-Fest Tour poster and a Multicomp Pro Multimeter Set.

Community members can now apply for the Raspberry Pi Pi-Fest Design Challenge through April 14 at community.element14.com/challenges-projects/design-challenges/pi-fest/.

element14 is offering exclusive deals on select Raspberry Pi products in celebration of Pi Day, including the Raspberry Pi Pico, Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera, and other products. element14 customers can access these deals by visiting https://in.element14.com/buy-raspberry-pi#s3

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant pi and is observed on March 14th since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of pi. This Pi Day, element14 also celebrates its 10-year manufacturing and distribution partnership with Raspberry Pi Ltd and to mark this significant milestone, we are showcasing Top 10 Raspberry Pi videos, projects, and a round-up of ‘retro’ photos and events from the last ten years.

Additionally, Community members will have a chance to enter a giveaway by sharing their longest-serving Raspberry Pi application currently in use. Ten winners will each receive 10 Raspberry Pi Picos and a Raspberry Pi NOIR 8MP Camera.

element14 has been the longest-serving strategic business partner to Raspberry Pi Ltd and has helped the Raspberry Pi become a global phenomenon, with tens of millions of units sold around the world.