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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.

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