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 […]

RPi Pokedex


Over the last few weeks I have seen my Philip age 12 really engage for the first time in a digital making project and see it through to completion. Philip is a year 7 student from Birmingham, my son and an all-round really great kid! Quite a few people have asked me which bits I […]

Birthday Honours

I woke up to some really exciting news on Twitter. Eben Upton the father of the Raspberry Pi (and all round lovely guy) has been awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours list. A huge congratulations to Eben and all the people at the Foundation. Well done!

Hub launch at Birmingham Airport

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I had my second visit to Birmingham Airport today for the official launch of the Learning Hub and opening ceremony performed by Baroness Estelle Morris. We had a number of primary schools with us who did a range of activities in the new Learning Hub. This saw my first joint event with a group from […]

Pi at Birmingham Airport

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Today may have been a first for Raspberry Pi Jams as we held our first one at an airport. This afternoon we saw nearly 30 people using the new learning hub at Birmingham Airport for two hours of Minecraft fun and games. Feedback was really positive and we look forward to our next event at […]

4th Birthday bash


At 5am on the 5th March I got up and drove to Cambridge for two great days of Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi Big Birthday Weekend was a fantastic weekend organised by Michael Horne and Tim Richardson and supported by a whole army of volunteers from the Raspberry Pi community. I spent the Saturday at […]

Happy 4th Birthday RPi


Happy Birthday Raspberry Pi It is amazing to see how things have changed and developed in the world of computer science since the introduction of the Raspberry Pi. Whilst other singe board computers are available, it is the community behind the Pi that have really made it a game changer. The Raspberry Pi has also […]

PiWars at Cambridge TV


I can’t believe it is just about a month since we are at PiWars and it was a really great day! Adam from Cambridge TV has made a great video from PiWars which went live today here You can also check out more of Cambridge TV at their vimeo page here While you are here also check […]

Events Diary 2016

January  Year 4 Minecraft Workshop Solihull Teachmeet February Coventry and Warwickshire Raspberry Jam @ Coventry MakerSpace Hillstone Primary school workshop March Hollyfield Primary School Raspberry Pi Big Birthday weekend April Coffee, cake and coding CPD Mini Raspberry Jam at the Birmingham Airport hub Official launch of the Birmingham Airport hub May Stafford Raspberry Jam June  […]