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Entries Open For First Ever 24-Hour Raspberry Pi Hackathon 74

Posted by samzenpus
from the hack-away dept.
concertina226 writes "Called the Raspberry Pi 'hack day', the competition will pit 100 entrants against one another in a number of categories using only the board, Internet access, soldering irons and as much coding as they think appropriate. Participants will have 24-hours to complete projects, at the end of which winners will be awarded from a variety of prizes including camcorders, Android tablets and the geek must-have, the Hubsan H107 Quadcopter."
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Entries Open For First Ever 24-Hour Raspberry Pi Hackathon

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  • Re:Solder what? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by AK Marc (707885) on Thursday November 22, 2012 @04:08AM (#42064461)
    How are you going to prevent someone from creating 1,000,000 lines of code and putting it on a web site to download during the competition?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 22, 2012 @11:00AM (#42066037)

    Look, if you paid for aboard with 256MB and were lucky enough to receive one with 512MB, that's a bonus. If you "only" got the exact thing you paid for, fully knowing what you were paying for, what the hell are you griping about? You're obviously not the target audience if you let something as trivial as this upset you. You're the kind of moaning, entitled whiner who brings projects down with constant nit-picking and negativity. Go away and start your own project; really, people like you are not really welcome anywhere. What do you really offer, besides criticism?

    There's plenty you can do with the original board. For robotics, there's no need for any more RAM - it's only really useful for GUI / GPU use. I've yet to see a single project that requires 512MB, although it no doubt helps in some cases. It's a £20 board. That's nothing - not much more than the price of an Arduino UNO which is far less capable. I spend more than £20 for a lunchtime coffee and sandwich.

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