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    Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:34

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    Wiley have given us 5 amazing Raspberry Pi computers and 5 copies of Raspberry Pi user guides to give away to 5 lucky winners!

    blog imageThe Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard, and has taken the tech world by storm. It's a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

    Just answer the simple question below by Thursday 21 February midnight GMT to be in with a chance to win.

    Update -- winners: Kate Byrne, Kjell-Jostein Sivertsen, Michelle Woodward, Frank Zaal, Mikko Piippo

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

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    Raspberry Pi computers

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    1. Owen McCorry's avatar Owen McCorry

      Posted Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:08
    2. Atta Ur Rehman's avatar Atta Ur Rehman

      i need this

      Posted Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:50
    3. Jeremy Lincoln's avatar Jeremy Lincoln

      My 9 year old son would love this. He has been playing around with scratch programming for about a month now.

      Posted Fri, 08 Feb 2013 02:02
    4. william young's avatar william young

      Would love to win for my son. We home educate and this would really help a lot - but as I realise the odds of winning are slim - I would also love info on where to buy one of these. If I can afford it - I would love to buy the boys each one.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:37
    5. Sofia's avatar Sofia

      I have wanted one of these ever since I took a course on Internet history, technology and security on coursera!

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:42
    6. Fabio Grigolo's avatar Fabio Grigolo

      I really want this to play around in my spare time! Seems more versatile than the NSLU2 (for those who know what I'm talking about ^^) Can't wait to read the book! *crosses fingers*

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:24
    7. Jason Ryan's avatar Jason Ryan

      Hi all, Good luck... FYI - 64 Raspberry Pis + Legos = Supercomputer,17596.html;get-photo-roto

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:54
    8. Tony Cunningham's avatar Tony Cunningham

      Mmmmmm pi

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:26
    9. Derek Mantle's avatar Derek Mantle

      I've been meaning to get one of these for my two daughters to try and get them into coding. Such a great idea. Good luck everyone.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:21
    10. Nyree Johns's avatar Nyree Johns

      I'm trying to set up a not for profit org to teach primary school children programming and this is the perfect start-up bundle! Fingers crossed.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:06
    11. John Reed's avatar John Reed

      It'll be like returning to the exciting computing in the '80s. Bring it on...

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:25
    12. Liana de Groot's avatar Liana de Groot

      First time I heard of it.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:49
    13. Ally Tresidder's avatar Ally Tresidder

      What a cool competition! I hope I'm lucky enough to win one, it'll give my daughter another way to expand her mind (and me, too). She'd be completely fascinated with this. Good luck everyone :)

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:34
    14. Ayodele's avatar Ayodele

      Will Love to have one!!!

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:21
    15. Michael Spencer's avatar Michael Spencer

      2 Pi r good for a well-rounded adventure in a direction that will always get you back to where the Raspberry started.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:40
    16. Melissa Heard's avatar Melissa Heard

      Fingers crossed I win - My other half has his computer and I rarely get to use it. Hopefully it already has my name on it :o)

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:38
    17. John Chester's avatar John Chester


      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:31
    18. Roberto Gonzalez's avatar Roberto Gonzalez

      Nice job! Keep going Raspberry Pi Foundation!

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:29
    19. Catherine Craig's avatar Catherine Craig

      every child should have one. Great tool and lots of FUN.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:53
    20. Dora Koshiari's avatar Dora Koshiari

      It's the first time that I am entering this kind of competition. Sounds great, so I wish I am one of the winners!!!

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:33
    21. Mrs Maravon M Flowers's avatar Mrs Maravon M Flowers

      Raspberries my favourite since I was a girl. Pi even better.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 04:18
    22. Ian Williams's avatar Ian Williams

      If I won one of these I'd have to upgrade my monitor to a HDMI type - what a great excuse! (even though it will run on a composite input - don't tell the wife!) Fingers crossed...

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:48
    23. Valda Lorraine Burford's avatar Valda Lorraine Burford

      What a great prize. Trying desperately to keep up with modern technology.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:03


      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:25
    25. Rosemary Willis's avatar Rosemary Willis

      A friend has one, but I never get a chance to touch it. Need one of my own. Actually the Raspberry was developed for more than programming: it was to be a low-cost tooll for computer science students.

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:58

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