Foldscope: Unlocking the wonders of STEM with more origami.

Grasping the opportunity to attend Fablearn '15 offered me THE best CPD for MakerED. It also introduced me to another network and through that came an awareness and excitement surrounding this Foldscope project. More details on the link about the inspiring work by Manu Prakash and Jim Cybulski at Stanford University.  If you're not aware of Foldscope…

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…

Easter Ninja Hack: Maker ‘Make Do’

That moment when you realise it's far too late for anything other than make do. And a late request from Jr for paint for the school's annual egg paint challenge turns up nothing but black paint.  And it's electric paint at that. But then, every cloud......... And every ninja....... Has potential for a Makey Makey hack. No…

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…

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 – 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,…