Back in the summer of 2021, we received an unusual request to supply 200 Raspberry Pi 400 kits to one of the biggest universities in Hungary.
That’s a lot of exams
We weren’t sure what they were up to at University ELTE, but since the official launch of their new Exam Center in November, we can see that the base computer infrastructure is made up entirely of Raspberry Pi 400 units.
It’s a busy place too, with students taking 10,000 exams every week.
More impressive still, the entire exam centre refurbishment was completed in 100 days. This includes renovating the building itself and fitting out each work station with a Raspberry Pi 400.
Bringing Raspberry Pi to Hungary
Gabor Nemeth, one of our Raspberry Pi Approved Resellers, told us about this story. He emailed explaining:
“When I heard the first time about Raspberry Pi in 2011 I knew I had to do something important to promote it in Hungary. Because this small computer was made for students to learn about computers and technology.”
And now Gabor gets to see the fruit of his efforts: Raspberry Pi powers this exam centre, used by thousands of students every week, in one of the biggest universities in the country.
Gabor’s next mission is to persuade us to release a Raspberry Pi 400 variant for Hungarian users. You’ll see in the image below that University ELTE made their own modifications.