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SmartSim simulator

SmartSim is a digital circuit and simulation package for the Raspberry Pi computer.

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has named Aaron Hill and Ashley Newson the winners of its summer coding contest for teenagers.

Hill, 12, took the first prize of $1,000 in the 13 and under category for developing software, called PySnap, which enables people to connect a USB camera to a Raspberry Pi computer and fine tune the interval at which the device takes pictures. In the 14-18 category, Newson, 17, took the top prize for developing SmartSim, a digital circuit and simulation package.

Other winners in the 13 and under category included a device controller and text-based world simulator, while winners in the 14-18 category included a game, a Web server, a file synchronizer, and a music player.

"We had entries from all over the world, which really delighted us," says Raspberry Pi Foundation's Liz Upton. The foundation plans to hold regular competitions for young programmers.

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