Winners announced for New Zealand Raspberry Pi competition

Orion Health, an eHealth company in New Zealand, has announced the winners of their Codework competition. Codeworx challenges secondary school students to create a solution, using a Raspberry Pi, to “a real world problem” or that “could be useful in someone’s everyday life”. The winners were as follows:

  • Fourteen year old, Dylan Townsend of Mission Heights Junior College, took out the top Individual prize for his project titled ‘Caution, Child on Driveway’, which alerts drivers to children, pets or other objects in the driveway. He receives $1,250 prize money, and $2,500 worth of digital tech equipment for his school.
  • The winning team was also from Mission Heights, with their project titled ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and uses an ultrasound device to help blind people move about. The team consisting of Ngapipi Herewini, Molly Herbert, Hari Narasimhan and Jasneek Sandhu receive $750 each and $2,500 for their school.

Here is a video of the Caution, Child on Driveway project:

And here is Eyes Wide Shut:

You can read more about the competition, and see some of the ‘commended’ entries by reading their press release on the Scoop Education website.

You can also find out more on the Codeworx website.

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