Our June event will at The Shed on Saturday 10th June, and marks 5 years of Manchester Rasberry Jam. View on Eventbrite
Activities for June 2017
Intro Workshop: Introduction to Raspberry Pi
For newcomers to Raspberry Pi, we will once again be running an introduction workshop.
Learn how to power up and get started with your Raspberry Pi. Take a look at the pi’s operating system and the software available to you.
Main Workshop: Minecraft Competition
Test your coding skills in a mystery Minecraft: Pi Edition challenge.
The competition will start with a short workshop that recaps the Minecraft Python API. Then, complete the challenge to win a prize!
Talk: Raspberry Pi – The journey to Space
To celebrate the return of Thomas Pesquet and the completion of the 2nd AstroPi competition, Pete Lomas will be talking about the challenges of getting the Raspberry Pi into space. (Based on a presentation by Dave Honess @dave_spice at IAC-16)
Workshop 13 looks at how object-oriented programming works, and how it differs to traditional programming.
Object-oriented programming is a different way to represent complex concepts than the traditional programming methods. We’ll take a look at what objects are using the Java programming language. Then, we’ll use objects to create characters for a computerised tabletop role-playing game.
This is an intermediate workshop, that builds upon a familiar knowledge of a text-based programming language like Python.
Workshop 12 teaches the very basics of using the Linux Command Line Interface. (CLI)
On a Linux computer the desktop only scratches the surface of the programs and functionality available. Linux users often access these additional features through a terminal window, using the Command Line Interface (CLI), a non-graphical user interface.
For many tasks, creative use of command-line commands is much faster than their GUI counterparts, especially in bulk tasks. We’ll only be able to take a look at the very basics today, but Linux geeks swear by the fact that each new trick they learn in the CLI allows them to save a little more time when using their computer.
This is an introductory workshop. Once you’re familiar with using your Pi on the desktop, you should be ready to attempt this workshop.