Borrowing Equipment

If you are close to Birmingham and need to borrow some Raspberry Pi pi-topCEED for a workshop or event you are very welcome to borrow mine.   I can lend you: A flight case containing 10 pi-topCEED workstations with keyboards, mice, power supplies and extension leads. Each Pi has a protoboard for doing GPIO style projects or activities. […]

Events Diary 2020

2020 has become very different from what was originally planned with many events cancelled or moved on-line. (OL) Spencer – updated December 2020 January Interactive Futures (Raspberry Pi workshop) Maker Monday February Maker Monday March April Raspberry Pi research: Education Research Symposium (OL) CAS: Curriculum planning training (OL) CAS: West Midlands hub meeting (OL) CAS: […]

Scratch Europe Conference


I had a fantastic weekend in Cambridge volunteering at Scratch Europe Conference 2019. The event was hosted by the Raspberry Pi Foundation and held at Churchill College. There was a good selection of talks, workshops, keynotes. The ‘swag bag’ was amazing as every delegate was given a complete Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit. The conference […]

Events Diary 2019

January BETT February Interactive Futures conference WhizzKids training Aldridge Library workshop March Raspberry Pi Birthday party Scouts training Raspberry Pi Foundation PiWars April Spring Harvest 2019 May 3dMeetup UK June Exabytes 19 July Aladdin (School production) NCCE Courses August Maidwell Taster (Raspberry Pi Workshop) Scratch Europe Conference (auditorium venue manager) September  NCCE Graduation @ Google […]

Raspberry Fields


Raspberry FieldsA Festival of Digital Making – Cambridge30th June – 1st July 2018 It is about 24 hours since I got home from Raspberry Fields and I thought I would put down a few thoughts about the weekend and particularly what I got out from volunteering at the event. Raspberry Fields was a ticketed two […]

RPi Birthday party


A second slice of Birthday Cake After being snowed in on the 3rd March we really looked forward to the rescheduled Birthday party on the 28th April. We had a great day at Birmingham City University with well over 60 people attending the party. The birthday party had all the usual Jam elements including: Workshops: […]

No cake for us today

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No cake for us today … Myself and Tim Wilson had our first planning meeting for the Raspberry Pi Birthday party back in late December 2017 and after much planning we had brilliant day planned for today. We had an amazing venue, great speakers, awesome workshop facilitators and loads of goodie bags to hand out […]

Events Diary 2018

January ProPresenter training at Knowle Parish Church BETT February KPC weekend away March Coffee, cake and coding Spring Harvest team training Sonic Pi workshop Maker Monday: LED special (presenter) April Tour of BackFace studios Birmingham Raspberry Pi birthday party June Raspberry Fields August Maidwell taster (summer camp) 3d meetup Space camp (Raspberry Pi workshop) September […]

The RPi Community

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The Raspberry Pi 5th birthday weekend was a fantastic event and really showed off the best that the community has to offer. To run such a big event the Foundation called out to its biggest resource for help …. The community pitched in and over the weekend nearly forty volunteers helped out across all areas […]

Events Diary 2017

January Warwickshire Raspberry Jam at Eagle Labs Birmingham BETT February pi-topCEED development day Workshop at TNMOC Minecraft workshop at Shirley Library March Raspberry Pi 5th Birthday Party Visit from CodeClub West Midlands  Physical computing workshop April Minecraft programming workshop May Engineer Challenge (train) presentation day June Primary school programming day West Midlands Science conference July […]