The Third Annual Raspberry Pi Bake-Off will be held Saturday, March 14 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.
The annual event (held each Pi Day, March 14th) is designed to showcase amazing projects created using the the affordable and versatile Raspberry Pi, a small $35 credit card-size teaching computer designed for students and hobbyists.
Students, makers, and creatives are invited to bring their Raspberry Pi creations to compete for prizes, prestige, and – most importantly – bragging rights! In addition to the project competition, workshops and labs will be held for people just getting started with the Raspberry Pi, and for those interested in learning how to get the most out of their Raspberry Pi creations.
The event is free and open to the public.
“When Sis or Junior trash the family computer, it’s a big deal”, said David J. Hinson, who along with Tony Bates of Arkansas Geek Central (http://arkansasgeekcentral.com/), has organized the first two Bake-Offs. “The designers of the Raspberry Pi wanted to create an inexpensive teaching computer, meant to be handled and tinkered with… if you break it, the consequences are minimal. They succeeded wildly – millions of Raspberry Pi units have been sold worldwide since their release three years ago. When Tony and I saw the impact of the Pi, we felt compelled to help spread the word about the potential for these $35 computers.” To learn more about the Raspberry Pi, please visit http://www.raspberrypi.org.
For questions and additional information regarding the Raspberry Pi Bake-Off, please contact David J. Hinson at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at 501-907-6570, or visit the website at http://pi.arkgeeks.com/bakeoff.
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is located at 201 East Broadway, North Little Rock, AR 72114. Please visit http://www.arhub.org for information on the Hub, and its upcoming events and programs.