Thanks to the guys at my-htpc for supplying a test machine for us to review.  We’ve been in contact with my-htpc for quite some time about their HTPC’s as we’ve had our readers asking for us to include more HTPC’s on our site. Read the rest of this entry »

Following our recent competition I’m pleased to announce that the winner of our Raspberry Pi competition who made us smile the most and who displayed an awesome level of geekiness was Lisa Morgan.

Here is Lisa’s winning video and the Raspberry Pi will be winging its way to you this week. is offering one lucky winner the chance to get hold of the much sought after Raspberry Pi low power and low cost computer.

This competition is for the higher specification Model B Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry PI - Low Power PC

Raspberry Pi Computer

See our previous posts on the Raspberry Pi and it’s Uses. and

In order to win this pocket sized computer you must do your best to impress us by your geekyness and creativity. You should comment on this post with a link to a youtube clip that you’ve created to say/demonstrate why YOU should win the Rasperberry Pi.

Your video content must contain our website address of and Raspberry Pi although there is no set way they are to be included. You could sing our URL, say our URL, have it typed up…..that’s where the creative part comes in! Your video could be you begging to win the Raspberry Pi, singing an ode to the Raspberry Pi, be you on top of Mt Snowdon with giant cards with words on etc. Have fun making the videos but please don’t do anything illegal or dangerous!

The Rules

  • You MUST be based in the UK as we will only ship this to a UK address.
  • Post your entry as a comment to this post and include the link to your YouTube clip.
  • Entries that don’t include our website URL and Raspberry Pi in their content will be excluded from the results.
  • All entries must be received by 21:00 UK Time on the 6th July 2012.
  • We will review the entries on the 7h July 2012 and announce what we thought was the most impressive video (content wise, not necessarily technically) by the 8th July 2012.
  • Only 1 entry per person.
  • The winner of the Raspberry Pi will be announced on the 8th July 2012
  • By entering our competition you agree for us to publish your youtube clips on our website

Good Luck and may the best clip win!

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