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Southend on Sea Raspberry Jam - 22nd November

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:53 pm
by soslug
Southend Raspberry Jam on Saturday 22nd November 10am - 5pm.

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There will be talks, show and tell, workshops, videos, robots, flashing leds and lots of fun.
Make lots of new friends
All ages and abilities welcome. No Pi required.
If you have a Pi, laptop, smartphone, or other suitable kit, then bring it along.

Talks and Workshops

We have a number of fun and interesting workshops and talks being arranged with more being announced shorty.

Minecraft Workshop ( Please Book above )
Programming Pi Minecraft with Python by David Whale author of "Adventures in Minecraft"

Wearable Tech / Electric Fashion Workshop ( Please Book above )
Learn how to flash Neopixels different colours using the Gemma microcontroller and sew onto your clothes. Charge on day for equipment £20 or less - to be confirmed.

Sonic Pi 2 Workshop ( Please Book above )
Learn how to program music - synths, studio effects, samples, (suitable for ages 8+)

Scratch Workshop ( throughout the day )
Learn to program using a simple visual language (suitable for ages 5+)

Scratch GPIO Workshop ( throughout the day )
Learn to program and interface with real world electronics eg LEDs, Switches, Buzzers and Robots using a simple visual language (suitable for ages 5+)

Soldering Workshop ( throughout the day )
Learn to solder electronic components and wires, learn about colour codes for resistors (suitable for ages 10+)

Programming Minecraft using Python - Talk ( Please Book above )
What it is possible to do with programming Minecraft using simple Python
by David Whale, author of "Adventures in Minecraft"

Introducing Open Source Architecture - Talk ( Please Book above )
Introducing Open Source Architecture and presenting individual research on the topic by Verena Hermann.

"Information" Theory / Practice Workshop ( Please Book above )
A practical / interactive workshop on "Information" Theory / Practice.

Teachers / Education

The Raspberry Pi was created to encourage children to learn about computers, programming and electronics.
Many of the programs / projects meet the requirements of the new computing curriculum introduced this September and there are suitable lesson plans and schemes of work created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Our workshops, talks and projects are suitable for children and beginners upwards. Programming and creating with Minecraft, music, bright LEDS and robots makes learning fun and exciting.

If you would like your computer/robotics club to demo/talk at this or a future Jam, please contact us.

Take Part

If you would like to demo your projects, hold a talk or workshop or sell you goods at this or future Jams, we would love to meet you. Please contact us at

Jam Makers

The Raspberry Jam takes a lot of organisation and work and is run by a few volunteers in their spare time.
If you can help with this (or future Jams) book as a Jam Maker and please contact .

Social Media

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Join our Mailing list

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This event is sponsored by Github and IFP Ltd.
If your company would like to sponsor the Southend Raspberry Jam, send us some products, prototypes or
take part, please contact theknight92 [AT] soslug [DOT] org .

Location / Transport

Free Wifi Internet access.
Ample parking available at Tickfield Centre for 80 vehicles with additional parking at the Temporay Arts Project in North Road if needed
Nearest Rail stations Prittlewell - on Liverpool Street line or Southend Central on Fenchurch Street line
Nearest Bus stop Blue Boar / St Mary's Church
The Tickfield Centre - Conference & Training Venue

Previous Events

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Other Essex Raspberry Pi Events

Sunday, 26 October 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
Sound and Electronics with Scratch, Python and Sonic Pi
Ideas Hub, Chelmsford, United Kingdom ... 2319272275

Sunday, 2 November 2014 from 10:00 to 15:30 (GMT)
Build a working alarm system with a Raspberry Pi Computer
Ideas Hub, Chelmsford, United Kingdom ... 2369889673

February 2015
Southend Raspberry Jam #5
details tba.

Join SoSLUG on Monday evenings
We would also like to invite you to our regular Monday evening meetings (7pm to late) where we learn, chat, program, create projects etc.

TAP (Old Water Works)
North Road
Southend on Sea
Essex SS0 7AB

Re: Southend on Sea Raspberry Jam November

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:58 pm
by soslug
Booking now open for the talks and workshops.

More coming.