In 2013 Matt’s daughter, Amy, won one of the first ever Raspberry Pi cameras. Nearly 700 people entered our competition, and only ten winners were chosen. Entrants had to come up with a project that would subject our as-yet-unreleased camera to what Liz called “extra-hard testing”, and Amy wanted to develop a bird detector. Her mum loves to go out and watch birds in the cove near their house; Amy’s invention would use Raspberry Pi to send a signal back to the house to notify when there are birds in the area.
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