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Boreatton scouts at Lego contest
Although it gets plenty of grown-ups excited too, the Raspberry Pi computer is, after all, intended for schoolchildren.
The tiny, super-cheap PC is largely aimed at teaching kids how computers work and hopefully getting them interested in programming. It makes sense, then, that one of the first of the sought-after units went to the Boreatton Scout Troop, 10 members of which are in a robotics team that competes with similar groups internationally.
Last week the Scouts were in Mannheim, Germany, taking part in the First Lego League robotics competition. The Boreatton troop got there by winning a regional competition at the University of Manchester, then going on to take the UK's National Robot Design prize.
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