Win a signed copy of the book Raspberry Pi Projects with PiFace Control and Display

Enter our PiFace Control and Display Advent competition to win a signed copy of the new book, Raspberry Pi Projects.

We want you to create an application with PiFace Control and Display that counts down until Christmas (or any other day you prefer). It couldn’t be easier to get started – we’ve posted some sample code https://gist.github.com/thomasmacpherson/7684150  that you’re free to edit and remix. Once you’ve made your project, post a picture/video/link on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/raspberryPiFace  and upload the code onto github.

Even if you’re new to coding and don’t feel ready to add complicated features, you can still enter by editing the festive graphics (they’re stored as bitmaps of 1s and 0s at the top of the program).

You might want to make your calendar interactive – revealing an icon of the day, or perhaps add sound effects. You could pull in data from the Internet, such as incorporating a Santa tracker showing how far away he is from, or showing the chances of a white Christmas with weather data.

Useful chunks of sample code are available in the guides http://www.piface.org.uk/guides/  section of the website.

Raspberry Pi Projects Book

The most creative and innovative entries will win a signed copy of the new book, Raspberry Pi Projects. We’ll also consider when you entered – so get your idea in early to be the first. Don’t forget if you can’t wait until after Christmas to get the book, you can also order it from Amazon!

Rules

Entries must be posted on Facebook page by 2359 GMT 24th Dec. Entries will be judged on creativity, innovation, fun and technical execution. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All entries must be your own work. Winners will be contacted by Facebook message and prizes will be sent by post as soon as possible after the closing date. Winning entries will be featured across social media sites.

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Website Launch

I’ve just pushed the button to update the DNS around the Internet so in a few hours time our new website should go live. It’s been a lot of work, but we’re nearly there now. No doubt there’ll be bugs in it and we’ll tweak as we go, but once the infrastructure is in place, we can start uploading our tutorials. When the site goes live, this blog will have moved to http://www.piface.org.uk/iblog/