future dates

Exeter Raspberry Jam
Forthcoming dates (all in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library between 10:00 - 12:00): 6th August, 3rd September 2016

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Exeter Raspberry Jam Saturday 3rd September

Exeter Raspberry Jam

Saturday 3rd September


The next Exeter Raspberry Jam will take place on Saturday 3rd September in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library between 10:00 - 12:00. As usual there will be lots to do, plenty of help and advice and pis to play with, we'll also have some BBC Micro:bits and Arduinos.

Exeter Library will shortly be restarting its code club sessions, if you know of anyone who would like to join in then please get in touch. The sessions will run on alternate Thursdays at 4:15 - 5:15 starting on September 15th

Monday, 25 July 2016

Exeter Raspberry Jam Saturday 6th August

Exeter Raspberry Jam

Saturday 6th August


The next Exeter Raspberry Jam will take place on Saturday 6th August in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library between 10:00 - 12:00. As usual there will be lots to do, plenty of help and advice and pis to play with, we'll also have some BBC Micro:bits and Arduinos.
 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Review of July's Raspberry Jam by Paul Sutton of Torbay Tech Jam


Review of July's Raspberry Jam by Paul Sutton of Torbay TechJam

This month saw another excellent mix of coding, and hacking at the Pi jam.

Following on from last months text a saxophone project,  Simon and Ian have now built text a dinosaur,  so you send a text message and the dinosaur toy springs to life with flashing eyes and a huge roar, and of course it moves.





Retropie was also set up and proved popular. Other attendees were busy with Scratch, Minecraft pi and Python. Harley and Matthew were working really hard on getting my RFID module to do something more useful, so this still reads the card but will eventually link up to a database so we can check out equipment at the jam. So far it reads the card and sends data to the serial port, then a computer can pick this data up and process it on the computer level. Thank you to Tom for giving a lot of support with this. Harley and Matthew are year 8 and 9, this level of work is easily GCSE level. We now have client software to process the data written in python and C# - just shows why events like this are important. They provide encouragement and support to the next generation of coders and hackers. 

Thanks also to Tom for giving me a working Obstacle avoiding robot kit which can be used at future jams but also if on visits to schools or clubs etc. 

The library have also got some micro:bits, so these were set up for people to use.


These are set up so they can be used from donated laptops.  Hopefully Ian can make it next week to the Tech jam and give visitors a chance to see the micro:bit in action.


So thanks again to Simon, Ian and the team from Exeter library.   

The next Exeter Jam is on 6th August and not forgetting the Tech jam next week 9th July at Paignton Library.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Exeter Raspberry Jam 2nd July

Exeter Raspberry Jam

Saturday 2nd July


The next Exeter Raspberry Jam will take place on Saturday 2nd July in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library between 10:00 - 12:00. As usual there will be lots to do, plenty of help and advice and pis to play with, we'll also have some BBC Micro:bits and Arduinos.
 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Exeter Raspberry Jam Saturday 7th May

Exeter Raspberry Jam

Saturday 7th May


The next Exeter Raspberry Jam will take place on Saturday 7th May in the Rougemont Room at Exeter Library between 10:00 - 12:00. As usual there will be lots to do, plenty of help and advice and pis to play with, we'll also have some BBC Micro:bits and Arduinos.
 

This month we will be running a 30 minute workshop on using a distance sensor with your pi, there is a small charge for this (£2.50) and places are limited
so if you're interested book early!

bit.ly/piJamMay


Monday, 4 April 2016

Exeter Raspberry Jam 2nd April

A well attended jam at Exeter Library, the first we had run as 2.Times Do. No significant changes to the format or the style of the event, we may in future introduce more formal, structured sessions alongside the more informal nature of the jam.


some people learning python

We saw quite a few new faces as well as some regulars. Here's some work using the cam jam robot kit:



and here's a video clip of it in action:




this was being controlled from a wireless keyboard.

Someone else was exploring using Scratch to control the GPIOs and here's a distance sensor working within the Scratch environment:


We also had a couple of BBC micro:bits for people to try:



The next jam will be on Saturday 7th May - hope to see you there.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Raspberry Jam 6th February

Another excellent and well attended jam. Lots of new visitors coming in to try out the Raspberry Pi using our Scratch and sonic Pi worksheets. Lots of familiar faces too bringing in some projects for people to see.

Tom Brough's Robot welcoming people to the jam:






William building an led light display:


more robots:




Harry Potter Sorting Hat:



This was made by the Exeter Library Digital Club for Harry Potter night last Thursday (4th February) 


Thanks as always to Exeter Library and Ian from 2.Times Do