Bangalore, India, 25 June 2014: element14 has announced the winners of ‘Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge’, an initiative to provide an opportunity for young design enthusiasts to develop a consumer device on the very popular Raspberry Pi by creating the ultimate karaoke machine. The winners and details of their projects are available at http://www.element14.com/rockingraspberrypi
Shrenik Shikhare from Telangana is the Grand Prize winner chosen by a panel of judges and Srinivasan Kanni Udaiyar from Tamil Nadu is the runner up voted by the element14 Community. They have been chosen among the 15 shortlisted contestants who submitted unique versions of the karaoke machine. The contestants used the Raspberry Pi and its accessories to create a state-of-the-art karaoke experience. Contestants were judged on their creativity and the quality of engagement during the course of their projects through blog posts, videos and designs, including photos and diagrams. The Grand Prize winner received an Apple iPhone 5S and the runner up received a Sony PlayStation 4.
Shrenik Shikhare built two karaoke machines: One using the Wolfson Audio Card and the other using the PiFace Control and Display. In the first machine, the Wolfson Audio Card provided the audio capabilities while the lyrics were streamed to a mobile phone. Shrenik also created a homemade amplifier in the PiFace Control and Display version. His creativity and ingenuity led him to win the challenging competition – view his project here. Runner up, Srinivasan Kanni Udaiyar, built a machine with offline capabilities and additional sound effects and instruments could also be added to the music for mixing purposes.
Ravi Pagar, Regional Director – South Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific, said, “At element14, we are committed to drive innovation among young developers and engineers. Through this Challenge developers build creative products which will enable the growth of the community in India. We bring together everything the developer requires in a single site – solutions, services, tools, components and a collaborative engineering community of experts and peers.”
The shortlisted 15 contestants adopted a unique approach to develop their state-of-the-art karaoke experiences with Raspberry Pi and its accessories. In addition to working towards creating their ultimate karaoke machines, these contestants actively documented their experiences on the contest’s Community page in the form of images, videos, blog posts, project status reports, graphics, at http://www.element14.com/rockingraspberrypi. The participants were also encouraged by the viewers of the element14 Community through commenting and sharing feedback on the projects.
For more information on the Rocking Raspberry Pi Challenge, please visit http://www.element14.com/rockingraspberrypi