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December 2nd, 2016

The Great Raspberry PiTop Giveaway

Want to win a Raspberry Pi powered PiTop? The folks at Element14 have one they’re giving away. Here’s how to make it yours.

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Raspberry Pi PiTop

Here’s an opportunity for you to come up with a idea that might help change the world and perhaps win a great prize in the process. The good folks at Element14 are giving away a Raspberry Pi laptop — a PiTop — to the person who can best answer this question: How would you use Linux or open source to solve a need like STEM or computer literacy?

Note how this video, barely two days old, has more than 22,000 views. Kudos to the Ben Heck show for pushing this video forward with such strong force. And notice how the Ben Heck show has more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers. Your subscription will nudge that number towards a million. Power to the people.

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Phil Shapiro

For the past 10 years, Phil has been working at a public library in the Washington D.C.-area, helping youth and adults use the 28 public Linux stations the library offers seven days a week. He also writes for MAKE magazine, Opensource.com and TechSoup Libraries. Suggest videos by contacting Phil on Twitter or at [email protected]

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