We would like to congratulate Preparatory School pupil Jude Young for winning a competition to design an MP3 player on a Raspberry Astro Pi computer. The competition, open to any school-age student living in the UK, was to code an MP3 player for astronaut Tim Peake in the International Space Station. As a winner, Jude's code was uploaded and run on Tim’s Astro Pis in space
View the Astro Pi website for more information.
"One of the goals of the Astro Pi mission was to enable school-age students to gain inexpensive access to the same computer used by the crew of the ISS. This is made possible by the low-cost Raspberry Pi."
Here is Jude's announcement as a winner of the MP3 competition.
Jude’s player has all the standard features you would expect in an MP3 player, with buttons for play, pause, skip next previous, and volume up/down. It has a number of fun patterns on the LED matrix that can play in time to the music, and it also displays the name of the track currently being played.
Below is a picture of Jude with his working Raspberry Pi machine. Well done Jude, it's a great achievement and we hope Tim Peake enjoyed your MP3 player in space!