With Raspberry Jams, free CPD sessions and most recently Picademy, Birmingham is rapidly becoming a great place for the Raspberry Pi.

On Saturday 31st Martin O’Hanlon ran a very successful Raspberry Jam at the Google Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham. 39 people came from a range of backgrounds and experience levels. Feedback as people were leaving was very positive and everyone said that they had a good afternoon.

The programme for the afternoon was simple but gave people an opportunity to try new things on the Raspberry Pi and to attend two workshops.

12:00 – Open
12:15 – 12:30 Welcome
12:30 – 13:00 Getting to know the Pi / show and tell / free flow
13:00 – 13:50 Workshop 1 – Minecraft coding with @ncscomputing
14:00 – 14:50 Workshop 2 – Physical computing with @mruktechreviews
15:00 – Close

The two workshops were run by @ncscomputing and myself @mruktechreviews which both were very well received.

A few photos from the day posted on twitter.

Martin welcoming everyone at the start of the afternoon

Minecraft workshop in full swing

Lots of exciting components to make disco lights

“And you connect the long leg to the left”

The 2nd Raspberry Jam at the Google Digital Garage in the Library of Birmingham will be on the 5th December from 12 – 3pm. You can sign up and book tickets here.

Do come along and support our local jam!

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