Posts Tagged ‘Raspberry Pi’

Manchester Raspberry Jam 9 (Girl Geeks visit Raspberry Jam)

Monday, January 14th, 2013
Manchester Raspberry Jam

Manchester Raspberry Jam

Title: Manchester Raspberry Jam 9 (Girl Geeks visit Raspberry Jam)
Location: MadLab
Description: Come along and bring your Raspberry Pi to life! Share ideas and see talks and demos on what the people of the North West are doing with their £30 credit card sized computers…
Date: 17-02-2013
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Register: This event has has passed. The upcoming event can be found here

 

 

This event is suitable for anyone – professional or novice, adult or child – you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.

The format of the event is simply hacking on whatever you want – get together with someone and see what you can make the Pi do. Some people make games with Scratch, others spend time learning Python, some play with the GPIO pins and external hardware, others teach or help people get started. Apart from an introductory presentation by the organiser, there is very little schedule to the day. However we encourage people to speak up if they have something they want help with so that everyone gets something out of the day. All day long demos will be going on which amaze the group.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you’ll have a blast playing with this incredible single board computer.

What you’ll need:

- Bring a Pi if you have one, but it’s not essential everyone does

- Bring as many connectivity cables as you can, as well as mice/keyboards and usb hubs – these all come in handy!

- If convenient (i.e. you live close or drive) do bring a monitor so more many people can get on at once

We provide food and drink as this is an all day event – this is kindly provided by our sponsors. If you would like to help with sponsorship please donate through eventbrite or get in touch.

Sponsorship donations go towards food and all proceeds go to the MadLab’s running costs!

Special event! This month we’ll be joined by Manchester Girl Geeks:

 

Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Find out more about the Girl Geeks at manchestergirlgeeks.com

Event support by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Manchester Raspberry Jam 11

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
Manchester Raspberry Jam

Manchester Raspberry Jam

Title: Manchester Raspberry Jam XI
Location: MadLab
Description: Come along and bring your Raspberry Pi to life! Hackers, hobbyists, tinkerers, parents, teachers, kids, experts, beginners – everyone is welcome!
Date: 11-05-2013
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Registration: book here

FAQs

Who can come?

Anyone. There’s no lower or upper age limit, and no prior knowledge is required. We regularly get under 8s and over 60s attending.

What’s the schedule?

We start with an opening talk soon after 10.00, where I go over the Raspberry Pi community news and some interesting projects I’ve found. After that, people are free to work on whatever they want. If you don’t know what to do, we’ll find someone to pair you up with so you can learn from them.

What do I need to bring?

If you have a Pi, bring it. Also bring any cables you might need. We have a few monitors people can use but if you have one you can bring (if you’re driving) then that would help. If you have a Pi but haven’t used it yet, bring an SD card so we can help you get started and you can carry on using it at home.

Do I need to know any programming?

No. If you want to learn to code, you can. However, you can use the Pi for plenty of other things besides code.

I can’t get there for the 10am start. Is that ok?

That’s fine. You can come and leave as you please.

I bought a ticket but now I can’t make it. What do I do?

If you go in to your eventbrite account and view your order, you can request a refund. I will issue any refund request received before the day of the Jam.

Is there a Raspberry Jam closer to where I live?

Quite possibly! There are a lot, all over the country. Some close Jams are Preston, Sheffield, and Ormskirk. See the Raspberry Jam network website for a full listing.

Can I drop my kids off and pick them up at the end?

No. Children under 16 must be supervised at all times. One adult can be responsible for multiple children. Over 16s are welcome unsupervised and can take the student ticket price of £3.

What food is provided?

We usually provide pizza (free of charge) to attendees provided by sponsors and/or contributions. If you have any dietary requirements please let me know. Vegetarian pizza has always been provided as an option.

Where does the ticket money go?

All proceeds are given directly to the Madlab as a donation towards their running costs. Madlab is a not-for-profit organisation.

Manchester Raspberry Jam 8

Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Manchester Raspberry Jam

Manchester Raspberry Jam

Title: Manchester Raspberry Jam 8
Location: Ground floor of MadLab
Description: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer with an ARM chip that runs Linux and you can buy one for about £30. It’s designed to bring the hype of BBC Basic back in to schools – you just plug one in to a TV or monitor, attach a keyboard and mouse, and start programming!
Date: 12-01-2013
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 15:00
Register: This event has has passed. The upcoming event can be found here

 

Come along and bring your Raspberry Pi to life! Share ideas and see talks and demos on what the people of the North West are doing with their £30 credit card sized computers…

Talks and demos are welcomed and encouraged.

This event is suitable for anyone – professional or novice, adult or child – you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.

The format of the event is simply hacking on whatever you want – get together with someone and see what you can make the Pi do. Some people make games with Scratch, others spend time learning Python, some play with the GPIO pins and external hardware, others teach or help people get started. Apart from an introductory presentation by the organiser, there is very little schedule to the day. However we encourage people to speak up if they have something they want help with so that everyone gets something out of the day. All day long demos will be going on which amaze the group.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you’ll have a blast playing with this incredible single board computer.

What you’ll need:

- Bring a Pi if you have one, but it’s not essential everyone does
- Bring as many connectivity cables as you can, as well as mice/keyboards and usb hubs – these all come in handy!
- If convenient (i.e. you live close or drive) do bring a monitor so more many people can get on at once
We provide food (in the form of pizza) and drink as this is an all day event – this is kindly provided by our sponsors. If you would like to help with sponsorship please get in touch

Sponsorship donations go towards food and all proceeds go to the MadLab’s running costs!

Special event! This month we’re teaming up with Manchester Game Jam for an optionally collaborative effort to make awesome games on the Pi. If you don’t fancy working on a game then feel free to hack away as usual.

Manchester Raspberry Jam 6

Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Manchester Raspberry Jam

Manchester Raspberry Jam

Title: Manchester Raspberry Jam 6
Location: MadLab
Description: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer with an ARM chip that runs Linux and you can buy one for about £30. It’s designed to bring the hype of BBC Basic back in to schools – you just plug one in to a TV or monitor, attach a keyboard and mouse, and start programming!
Date: 11-11-2012
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 15:00
Register: This event has has passed. The upcoming event can be found here

 

Come along and bring your Raspberry Pi to life! Share ideas and see talks and demos on what the people of the North West are doing with their £30 credit card sized computers…
Talks and demos are welcomed and encouraged.
This event is suitable for anyone – professional or novice, adult or child – you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.
The format of the event is simply hacking on whatever you want – get together with someone and see what you can make the Pi do. Some people make games with Scratch, others spend time learning Python, some play with the GPIO pins and external hardware, others teach or help people get started. Apart from an introductory presentation by the organiser, there is very little schedule to the day. However we encourage people to speak up if they have something they want help with so that everyone gets something out of the day. All day long demos will be going on which amaze the group.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you’ll have a blast playing with this incredible single board computer.
What you’ll need:
- Bring a Pi if you have one, but it’s not essential everyone does
- Bring as many connectivity cables as you can, as well as mice/keyboards and usb hubs – these all come in handy!
- If convenient (i.e. you live close or drive) do bring a monitor so more many people can get on at once
We provide food (in the form of pizza) and drink as this is an all day event – this is kindly provided by our sponsors. If you would like to help with sponsorship please get in touch
Sponsorship donations go towards food and all proceeds go to the MadLab’s running costs!

Manchester Raspberry Jam 7

Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Manchester Raspberry Jam

Manchester Raspberry Jam

Title: Manchester Raspberry Jam 7
Location: MadLab
Description: The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer with an ARM chip that runs Linux and you can buy one for about £30. It’s designed to bring the hype of BBC Basic back in to schools – you just plug one in to a TV or monitor, attach a keyboard and mouse, and start programming!
Date: 09-12-2012
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 15:00
Register: This event has has passed. The upcoming event can be found here

 

Come along and bring your Raspberry Pi to life! Share ideas and see talks and demos on what the people of the North West are doing with their £30 credit card sized computers…

Talks and demos are welcomed and encouraged.

This event is suitable for anyone – professional or novice, adult or child – you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience.

The format of the event is simply hacking on whatever you want – get together with someone and see what you can make the Pi do. Some people make games with Scratch, others spend time learning Python, some play with the GPIO pins and external hardware, others teach or help people get started. Apart from an introductory presentation by the organiser, there is very little schedule to the day. However we encourage people to speak up if they have something they want help with so that everyone gets something out of the day. All day long demos will be going on which amaze the group.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert you’ll have a blast playing with this incredible single board computer.

What you’ll need:

- Bring a Pi if you have one, but it’s not essential everyone does
- Bring as many connectivity cables as you can, as well as mice/keyboards and usb hubs – these all come in handy!
- If convenient (i.e. you live close or drive) do bring a monitor so more many people can get on at once
We provide food (in the form of pizza) and drink as this is an all day event – this is kindly provided by our sponsors. If you would like to help with sponsorship please get in touch

Sponsorship donations go towards food and all proceeds go to the MadLab’s running costs!