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October 14, 2016 AT 8:23 am

Musical Raspberry Pi Inventor Wins UK Technology Entrepreneur Award #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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The 24-year-old inventor of a ‘Raspberry Pi for music’, which could empower children to create music without the complexity of traditional instruments, has been named as the UK’s most promising young technology entrepreneur by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. 

Michael’s technology, known as Dots, takes an innovative approach by allowing people to create music through separate stackable buttons on a mat, each of which acts as a note and can be combined into entire chords. The buttons can be moved around to play a different key, volume or even musical instrument, and in the future will be able to be hooked up to an iPad so that children upload their songs online, empowering people of all ages and abilities to create music.

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