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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Exeter Raspberry Jam 6th September

Another excellent Pi jam today at Exeter Library.  It was in two parts,  Fab Lab hosted another Pi workshop,  while the other room was a hive of activity.

Ivan of Raspberry Pi kitchen fame brought along some his Pi and some electronic components and spent some time teaching two young lads how to make LEDs light up with Scratch.

Paul tried to demonstrate Sonic Pi but was unable to get sound working, monitors at the Library have no built in speakers, and attaching some to the pi was a no go area due to the re-design of the Pi and convergence of the composite out and sound out in to one socket.

Paul also tried to demonstrate the Pi-brella, this worked to a point, but the code needs a bit of refinement,  so he left some younger children in the capable hands of an 11 year old visitor, who gave an excellent run through of scratch. He also brought the adafruit tft display which looks good.

Had a good chat with some of the visitors including teachers,  so in all that was excellent and informative.

Tom Brough was busy and was demonstrating Bob, Freddie, and the robot arm, which for those of you who have attended previous jams will know all about these.

The next jam is on 4th October at 10:00 o'clock, the fablab will be running another introduction to the raspberry pi workshop and the library will soon be starting a regular code club. Join the mailing list if you want to keep up to date.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Exeter Raspberry Jam Saturday 2nd August 10:00 - 12:00

The next Raspberry Jam will take place in Exeter Library on Saturday 2nd August between 10:00 and 12:00. There will be lots of projects on display and plenty of advice. We will also be making use of the FabLab and will have access to 3D printers, laser cutters etc. so if you are planning a big project come along and see how we can help out.

The event is free, there's no need to book and everyone is welcome from beginner to expert.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Exeter Raspberry Jam 6th June review

An excellent and we'll attended jam at Exeter library last Saturday. Great to see so many people there and lots of new faces as well. Thanks very much to Ivan Roulson, Gordon Henderson, Tom Brough and Paul Sutton for bringing in their excellent projects.

We set a few things up in the fablab and even had something printed on a 3d printer.

Did anyone else take any photos that you could let me have?

The next jam will be on Saturday 5th July at 10:00 in Exeter Library, hope to see you all there. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Please complete our (very) short questionairre to give us some feedback and current and future events.

See you all next month.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Questionnaire about Exeter Raspberry Jam

We have a questionnaire about future Raspberry Jams, code club and minecraft. Please click on the link and fill it out.


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Saturday 7th June

Really looking forward to the forthcoming Raspberry Jam at Exeter Library! We've got loads of exciting stuff that will be on show and we'll be showing off the new fablab. The jam will run from 10 -2, it's all very informal so you don't need to get there at 10 and stay for 4 hours just pop in and have a look at what's going on. There'll be plenty of help and advice if you've only just got your pi or if you're looking to get one and aren't sure where to start.

Looking forward to see you all there on Saturday.

Exeter Library Castle Street Exeter EX4 3PQ

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Exeter Raspberry Jam 7th June

Our next Raspberry Jam is in the newly refurbished Exeter Library on Saturday 7th June between 10:00 and 14:00. We will be making use of a large part of the library and will be having a wide variety of demos for you to play with, raspberry pis for you to try out and experts and enthusiasts to talk to.

We will also be in the fablab that has just been set up in the library where you can have access to 3d printers and a wide range of making equipment, click here for more information.

There will be demos from Ivan Roulson with an ASCII photo booth, Gordon Henderson and many others. Entry is free - hope to see you all there.