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The end of the summer term marks the culmination of a very successful year for The Blue Coat School’s Raspberry Pi Club. Earlier this year team ‘Pi-Scription’ won the PA Consulting Raspberry Pi Competition with their device ‘Pi-Scription++’, an automatic prescription dispenser designed to improve efficiency within the NHS.

On Wednesday 8th July the team showcased their innovative 3D prototype to visitors and judges at The Big Bang North West Science Fair, held at Aintree Racecourse. The event organised by MerseySTEM seeks to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths across the region, by providing students with the opportunity to meet with engineers and scientists and to take part in a wide range of interactive experiments. Activities at this year’s event included constructing robots, creating games, apps and website with code, and using ultrasonic technology to detect defects in structures including nuclear power plants.

The team thoroughly enjoyed explaining the ideas behind their design and demonstrating how ‘Pi-Scription++’ works, as well as taking part in a number of activities laid on by the organisers. The judges were extremely impressed with the team’s knowledge and understanding of their project and their professionalism. ‘Pi-Scription’s’ efforts were rewarded when they won Wirral Metropolitan College’s ‘Aspiring Engineer Apprentice’ Award.

We would like to congratulate the team on what has been a fantastic year and we eagerly await the team’s 2015/16 ideas and designs.

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