British ESA astronaut Tim Peake wants students to compose music in Sonic Pi for him to listen to. You have until 12 noon on Thursday 31st March to submit your Sonic Pi tunes and MP3 player code.
Enter the Astro Pi competition
Rachel Rayns, Raspberry Pi Foundation Creative Producer, says: "Tim needs to be able to listen to your tunes on one of the Astro Pi flight units, so we are also looking for a Python program to turn the units into an MP3 media player. You do need to be 18 or under and live in the UK.
"We have some fantastic competition judges: musicians including synthpop giants OMD and film composer Ilan Eshkeri, as well as experts from the aerospace industry and our own crack team of developers."
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.