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Time-Lapse Camera Wins Raspberry Pi Coding Contest

 Hill designed a program written in Python that lets owners of the credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi to attach a USB camera and take pictures at given intervals. He called it PySnap. Hill won $1,000 for his efforts in the under-13 category.
The 14-to-18 category was won by 17-year-old Ashley Newson, who built SmartSim — a circuit and simulation package for the Pi. Runners-up in both categories included a text-based world simulator called The Matrix, a StarCraft-inspired game called Neutron Craft, a web server called Pancake and a music player called RasPod. Runners-up took home prizes of $200.

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