We are thrilled that five fantastic people will contribute to the Coolest Projects online showcase: Tim Peake, Limor Fried, Mitch Resnick, Hayaatun Sillem, and Eben Upton are going to be our VIP judges and choose their favourite projects from among all the entries from young tech creators in our global community.
Meet the coolest judges!
Tim Peake is a British ESA astronaut and a passionate advocate for STEM education. Tim played a huge part in the first Astro Pi Challenge in 2015, and he has helped us spread the word about the work of the Raspberry Pi Foundation ever since. Tim encourages young people to take part in Coolest Projects online showcase, and share their dreams for the future.
“By taking part in Coolest Projects, young creators get to share their ideas with the world, and their peers. Whether it’s creating something for home, the planet or for their school or community – it’s a great opportunity to share their hopes and dreams for the future!”Tim Peake
Limor “Ladyada” Fried is an MIT engineer and the founder and owner of Adafruit, a company that creates hardware and educational resources for anyone interested in digital making. Limor personally selects, tests, and approves all the tools, equipment, and electronics on offer by Adafruit.
Mitch Resnick is Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, and his Lifelong Kindergarten research group develops the Scratch programming software and online community! His life’s passion is developing new technologies and activities to engage young people in creative learning experiences.
Hayaatun Sillem is the CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, which brings together the UK’s leading engineers and technologists to promote engineering excellence for the benefit of society. She also has a PhD in cancer research!
Eben Upton is a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and one of the inventors of the Raspberry Pi computer. As the CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading Ltd, he oversees the company, including the development of all our hardware.
Register a project by 28 June to take part
If a young person you know is making anything with technology — and we mean anything, from robot to smartphone app to video game to Scratch animation to web page about their pet — then we invite them to take part in the Coolest Projects online showcase.
Read our guide on how to enter – young people under 13 will need a parent or guardian to assist them with submitting a project.
We welcome all works-in-progress or finished projects from anyone aged up to 18!
This year’s Coolest Projects online showcase wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors — thank you!