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    PiCasso Design Challenge Winners Announcement

    After 15+ weeks of designing, painting, researching, prototyping, coding and testing, our PiCasso Design Challenge has come to a close.

    Our challengers were tasked to use the Raspberry Pi Model 3 B+ to create master pieces or works of .

    The judges have tallied up their thoughts and they have finalized the grand prize and runner up winners, as well as the finishers.


    New Prizes

    We have had so so many amazing entries that I have added two additional Prizes of GoPro Hero 7 White for our 2 new Honorable Mentions.

    PiCasso Design Challenge: The Prizes


    PiCasso Design Challenge by the facts

    • 162 Blog Posts
    • 101 Video
    • 23 Challengers
    • 3 Non Sponsored Challenger
    • 10 Finishers


    We are very pleased to congratulate all the winners of the PiCasso Design Challenge as well as all of its participants!


    PiCasso Design Challenge Winners:


    Enrico Miglino

    balearicdynamics 's Art-A-Tronic Exhibition

    Project Summary

    Our Grand Prize winner, Enrico, really took to the spirit of this challenge to heart by running an Art Exhibition in Gent, Belgium.

    Enrico will win a DJI Mavic 2 Pro Videography Drone*




    Art-A-Tronic was an interactive art exhibition in Gent, Enrico produced Seven of Nine, an augmented Mannequin, hosting Raspberry Pi Computer vision, binaural hearing which turns to face you and a MQTT connection to the "BORG Communication Nexus", an aptly named Cube featuring a MQTT Server.  On top of the articulating Mannequin the Communication Cube communicates with a Raspberry Pi Smart Mirror and a cage full of Arduino controlled Bird Automata.



    See Enricos's blogs.





    Runner Up

    luislabmo ’s Hologram Pi-ramid

    Project Summary

    Our Runner Up, Luislab, set element14 community on fire with this impeccably designed, peppers ghost, Raspberry Pi powered Hologram machine.

    Luis will win a Nikon D3500 DSLR, Lense and Lighting Kit*


    Our Runner Up, Luis, Designed, 3D printed and built a Hologram Pyramid with inbuilt LEDs to give an extra layer of lighting immersion to the projected image.

    Using the official Raspberry Pi screen to "project" onto angled acrylic, Luis was able to create a Peppers Ghost hologram effect floating within the pyramid space, this 3D image is then lit using NeoPixel LEDs seated on a PCB Luis Designed.


    From 3D Design, 3D Printing, Custom Code to Custom PCB Luis has outdone himself in this design.

    If you would like to make your own, all of the code, designs and models are available on his wrap up post here

    Hologram Pi-ramid - Project complete!


    See Luis's Build blogs.


    Honorable Mention

    gam3t3ch ’s PiMassive

    Giant Raspberry Pi

    Project Summary

    Ever been so hungry that you want a GIANT Raspberry Pi? A giant... Working Raspberry Pi 3 B+?  Well gam3t3ch has you covered!

    This project was so impressive we have created another a Prize for Honorable Mentions in this challenge.  Wesley will be receiving a Go Pro 7 White as a prize for his amazing entry.

    This massive Raspberry Pi is a testament to Wesley's machining skills with a combination of electronics, 3D printing, CNC and general finishing, even going so far as connecting the pins on the Pi Massive to a secondary real raspberry Pi hidden within.

    Wesley will win a GoPro Hero 7 White*




    "Weighing in at 13.9lbs with 1,041,084mm of filament a grand total of 440hrs of 3d printing and CNC work a massive amount of painting time and cleanup the PiMassive is alive"


    Wesley's Wrap up Blog and Video



    Honorable Mention

    fmilburn ’s Adapting Art to Viewers

    Project Summary

    Frank, like Wesley above, wowed us so much with his Raspberry Pi powered, facial recognition Art display that we have awarded him an Honorable Mention in this challenge and award him a Go Pro 7 White!


    "The PiCasso Art Deluxe is an art exhibit that uses AI to recognize the viewer and display art tailored to them.  The design is retro inspired and uses two Raspberry Pi computers - one to do the facial recognition and one for the display.  Art that is Raspberry Pi themed, much of it developed on a Raspberry Pi, was created with my grandchildren and is displayed when a family member is recognized." - fmilburn

    Frank will win a GoPro Hero 7 White*

    Franks Wrap Up Blog



    Other Finishers


    All challengers who posted 10+ Blog Updates and used the Raspberry Pi 3B+ to create a Artistic project will be awarded a PiCade, Raspberry Pi Arcade Kit.



    Douglas Wong




    Luis Ortiz


    Hologram Pi-ramid


    Dale Winhold


    POV Globe


    Enrico Miglino


    Art-a-tronic exhibition: Mannequin raspberry -pi powered


    Sergey Vlasov


    Smart Home Orchestra And Mood Mediator (SHOAMM)


    Frank Milburn


    PiCasso Design Challenge: Adapting Art to Ages


    Brenda Armour


    Power Pi Image Processing


    Vincent Wong


    Colorful Rotating Chinese Lantern


    Wesley Gardner




    Dubbie Dubbie







    * Or Local equivalent as decided by element14 community team