During February Half Term, we (Holly R and Miranda W) took part in Manchester Youth Hack for the first time. We were teamed up with two boys in year 11 and chose to complete the AutoTrader AstroPi challenge, which was: We’d like you to design a game/app/experiment that Tim Peak could use in Space.
We developed a simulation of a series of mini-games to be played on the ISS using several Raspberry Pis. At the end of the two days our work was judged, and we won the AutoTrader category and were shortlisted for Best in Show. The event was free, yet we left with fantastic prizes such as 8GB memory stick wristbands and Google Cardboards. There will be many events like this in future and we recommend it to anyone with an interest in programming and software development.
Written by Miranda and Holly