When it comes to technology and innovating to help those with not a lot of money, the Raspberry Pi project is one of the best examples for many years. It is now great to see that Raspberry Pi is being awarded for innovating with the biggest design award, which now sits among a growing collection and also some cash.
The Index Award is known as one of the biggest design awards you can possibly win, and it came with a €100,000 sum for Raspberry Pi. They were one of five winners that each received the above figure.
If you are unsure what Raspberry Pi is, then we recommend you visit this page on In Entertainment. We feel it is one of the best explanations around, but in a nutshell the Raspberry Pi project started with the aim of helping school children in the UK.
This would allow children to gain access to a cheap programmable computer, although the benefits have since been realized for developing countries.
When a child shows an interest in programming, then they can gain access to a Raspberry Pi computer. One such project saw Google offer 15,000 Raspberry Pi’s earlier this year to UK schools.
Are you impressed by what the Raspberry Pi project has achieved? Do you feel they deserved the Index award that was only just won in the last couple of days?
One article that takes a look at a lot of Raspberry Pi case projects can be seen on Bit Tech. They asked their followers to create a Raspberry Pi case, and then following that request you can see a number of projects featured that includes a water-cooled case for a Raspberry Pi computer.
You can’t help but be impressed by the different projects being undertaken in the name of Raspberry Pi. What started out as a way to help school children learn programming skills in the UK, has now become much more than this and impacts a lot of people. This is thanks to an original dream that wanted children to have access to what a previous generation did in the 1980s.
More Raspberry Pi awards can be seen on the official website along with details of the latest Index award. They also detail what the money will be used for, and this is for “two new hires” that will help with outreach and free educational materials. The exact details about these people will be made available in the coming weeks.
If you have seen any other innovative computer projects helping those that cannot afford the basic hardware needed, then we would love to hear about these in the comments. If you have been impacted by the invention of Raspberry Pi, again feel free to leave a comment about that as well.