Extending digital making collaborations with #ReadySteadyPi

"Everybody's welcome!" Since October 2015, and that first monthly Leeds Raspberry Jam at Swallow Hill Community College, we've tried to support the community to increase opportunities with digital making activities. In the spirit of the Raspberry Jam movement, we've nurtured new collaborations, peer to peer support, 'share & learn' and a range of informal workshops…

Digital Making at #MakeBelieve

I learnt a lot on Saturday.  With every maker event there are opportunities for collaborations and family learning activities, and this weekend's #MakeBelieve focus was about young people imagining the tech of the future. That saw paired projects with peers, intergenerational activities and individual inspirations and inventions at Leeds City Museum - all part of the awesome programme from the Leeds…

Wondered about the wonders of Pi? STEM to STEAM just got large scale in Hull!

Raspberry Jams are community events organised to support knowledge share, learning new skills, gleaning new ideas and meeting other like-minded digital makers using Raspberry Pi. In Raspberry Jam group in Hull continues to grow and expand with new ideas and new projects.  This month we held our first event in the city centre. The first Raspberry…

Leeds Raspberry Jam: First birthday at Swallow Hill

Wow - a year since we started to put our monthly meet up into the calendar at Swallow Hill ! This month's Raspberry Jam had the usual mix of shared projects to make and individual projects to share. And with birthday projects came cake 🙂 Great night @LeedsRaspJam on 1st birthday. Incl @Space_Station . One…

Hull Raspberry Jam, September 2016

Another great community learning event when over 80 people registered, and this time planned with more support for a wider array of digital making projects. We were joined by friends from GPIO and Code Club  who added to the workshop programme and gave more opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborating and networking. Highlights above from Trevor's 'Introduction to…

Leeds Raspberry Jam, 2nd August

Thanks to Swallow Hill, we were able to add a daytime Raspberry Jam event into the summer diary. Our workshop centred around coding music with Sonic Pi and led to team tracks and individual compositions which were eventually shared between the group. For some of our younger members, they extended previous game making activities with…

Leeds Raspberry Jam, 6th July 2016

Robots, clocks, game making, Pygame and musical compositions with Sonic Pi. This month's jam was a blend of personalised projects and inspiration through collaboration. We got the chance to do a bit of clock watching this new timepiece.  There's something wonderful about seeing binary in colour 🙂 Details about the project from this link to The MagPi…

Hull Raspberry Jam, Saturday 25th June

Great to see the Raspberry Jam community growing in Hull. This weekend we welcomed over 40 people into Malet Lambert School, on a sunny Saturday morning, to share and learn together using Raspberry Pi. New collaborations forming, and family learning challenges extending, as teams expand with added experiences and programming snippets from others. One of our workshops centred around…