Our CTO, Jeff Kowalski, got his hands on 8 Raspberry Pi units. He decided to have some fun with them by sponsoring an internal-Autodesk contest. Since Jeff had 8 of the devices, there would be 8 winners.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing, and games. It also plays high-definition video. By default, it runs the Debian OS, but it can also run Linux. Those interested can learn all about it at http://www.raspberrypi.org/. There is even a quick start guide for those who are brand new to the concept as well as the device. Jeff has the Model B which features 2 USB ports and an Ethernet controller.
The contest ran through July 31. Only the ideas needed to be submitted by the deadline. The timing of the actual implementations by the 8 winners was negotiated as prospective winners were contacted. Desired time frames are around 3 months.
Read More on the Winners at labs.blogs.com