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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. Paul Christopher's avatar Paul Christopher

      Brilliant prize - like everyone else I hope I win this time!

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:23
    2. lesley truman's avatar lesley truman

      I'll be the favourite of the week this little doozy!

      Posted Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:21
    3. Adam Smith's avatar Adam Smith

      But I have a Pi and just bought the book! I'll skip this comp, someone else can win this fun little beastie.

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:51
    4. Chris Bracken's avatar Chris Bracken

      looks great and would hopefully help with my computer literacy

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:48
    5. Rob Jinks's avatar Rob Jinks

      My son will be hoping I win this one. It would be a great device for us to share and learn together.

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:35
    6. Fay McLachlan's avatar Fay McLachlan

      What a great fun competition!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:18
    7. Kay de Vogel's avatar Kay de Vogel

      How brilliant - what i gift this would be to my 3-year-old granddaughter! Thanks for having these fun competitions!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:01
    8. Gail Engeman's avatar Gail Engeman

      OH How I would love to surprise my son with this. It would be a great way to say thank you to him.

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:57
    9. sandy reddan's avatar sandy reddan

      What a great idea. As a teacher and parent the uses are unlimited. If I win I!ll let you lend it Anne, for that great school you are building in Uganda. Good luck everyone

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:45
    10. VINCENT LEE's avatar VINCENT LEE

      great competition. Definitely makes for a fun productive weekend. Even better for Coder Dojos and students to play with. I wantz more than an Arduino right now.

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:26
    11. Rose Doherty's avatar Rose Doherty

      My friend told me about these a few months ago, would love one of them.

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:24
    12. Pipkalo's avatar Pipkalo

      Raspberrieeees, om nom nom..

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:15
    13. Melanie Dooner's avatar Melanie Dooner


      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:05
    14. Rus Ciprian Ioan's avatar Rus Ciprian Ioan


      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:00
    15. janet dudley's avatar janet dudley

      Awesome :) good luck everyone

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:53
    16. rochal's avatar rochal

      I wish I were one of the winners. I need for my son studying Architecture

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:33
    17. angela tonna's avatar angela tonna


      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:16
    18. Victoria Nash's avatar Victoria Nash

      What a fantastic bit of technology! Please make it mine ;-)

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:13
    19. Reann's avatar Reann

      What a nifty thing!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:09
    20. Rachel Bacon's avatar Rachel Bacon

      I love it - when I was little I learnt how to use a spectrum computer 30 years later (and very little more programming experience) I get the chance to re-learn alongside my daughter!!! And such a great name too!!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:58
    21. mimi's avatar mimi

      My life will be transformed if I get this piece of Pi in my hands!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:55
    22. Sarah Goswell's avatar Sarah Goswell

      Yes, pretty please, I would love a Raspberry Pi. :)

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:51
    23. Maryan Ellis's avatar Maryan Ellis

      I'm not allowed to eat any sort of Pie, so to own a Pi would be a glorious substitute!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:49
    24. Maryan Ellis's avatar Maryan Ellis

      I'm not allowed to eat any sort of pie, but to own a Pi would be a glorious substitute!

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:48
    25. Kathryn Kelly's avatar Kathryn Kelly

      I love this computer, so tiny it'd be like having a pet in your handbag.

      Posted Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:19

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