Bangalore, 25 June 252014 – Global distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, 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 Piby creating the ultimate karaoke machine.
(The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games)
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 theRaspberry 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 Cardand 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.
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.
Says Ravi Pagar, Regional Director – South Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific: “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.”