Hull Raspberry Jam 23 April 2016

Our next event will be in June or July and it's that commitment from the Raspberry Jam community in Hull that has epitomised an excitement and support through Raspberry Pi and computing. Look out for a link to the Eventbrite page (or @HullRaspJam) and also for updates on projects and commitments launched today. We can't wait to see how 'Hedgehog Watch' develops after a lady…

The Yorkshire Mission to Mars – Saturday 12th March ’16

Just a few snippets from a fantastic day for family STEM learning during British Science Week. Full blogposts from the event are at Ground Control's website here, as 90 people joined us at the launch. An amazing collaborative day as the Huddersfield and Leeds Raspberry Jam communities joined through a Space themed Jam - The Yorkshire…

Raspberry Jam in Leeds – March

We got musical, retro and nostalgic in a number of ways this month as members of our community shared projects old and new. Playing the theremin, Clara Rockmore style, gave us ideas with gesture control and modern day equivalents. And of course Clara's musical artistry, and performances 'playing the waves', gave us more than a few creative ideas to…

January Raspberry Jam in Leeds

Our first Raspberry Jam of 2016 was again hosted by our friends at Swallow Hill Community College:  We offered a hands-on workshop to introduce those interested (or intrigued) in programming with Python through gaming, and there were also a wide range of individual questions supported by new collaborations and ongoing sharing: How do I know if I've got the most up-to-date…

Minion transformation with a graphite pencil sketch and Makey Makey Go

Yey - Makey Makey Go Inventor kits and booster gubbins arrive on a post-Christmas rainy day. Questions from the floor: What could we do in 10 minutes, including the time taken to unpack the box?How can such a small, portable kit inspire more ambitious projects to create using only space and left click initially?What's possible…

Leeds Raspberry Jam – December 2015 

Another Raspberry Jam, opening the doors with our friends at Swallow Hill Community College, to their community and an open invite to everyone interested in learning together with Raspberry Pi. As we move through the months with our regular diary fixture, it's lovely to see how we're using the time, space and community to learn…

Raspberry Jam in Leeds: Wednesday 4th November

Our second regular monthly Raspberry Jam and our friends at Swallow Hill Community College have given us a super collaboration space that we're growing into. Great to see returning faces, and robots, from last month collaborating with new people coming along to explore, share, inspire and ask questions. We're an expanding group of tech enthusiasts, creative minds,…

Getting creative with animation using Sense Hat: Moving Minions

Recently I've been tinkering with the Sense Hat on Raspberry Pi, and mostly wearing a Space and STEM 'themed hat'. With the Principia Mission fast approaching and opportunities for 'Space Jam' activities with students in the diary, it's been great to find inspiration with the Sense Hat for broader and more creative challenges from Carrie Anne's 'Gurl Geek…

Creating a Looney Tunes ‘PhotoBomb PhotoBooth’ with Raspberry Pi (and a few nervous moments)

Why we did it: We decided to stand by Ahmed.  Simple. The story of the clock, the arrest, and the resulting online discussions proved poignant when working to support MakerEd in education. What we did: This collaboration started with an extended group of like-minded adults from the Raspberry Pi community, which then grew to include a school…

Leeds Raspberry Jam – 7th October 2015

We had our first regular Raspberry Jam in Leeds this week, which was kindly hosted by our friends at Swallow Hill Community College in Armley.  The full calendar's here with links to the (free) ticket pages for each monthly Jam. Together we spent a little time exploring what we all wanted to learn and what we could share…