Mon 19 October, 2015

December 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 34

Our next Jam is at The Shed on Saturday 12th December
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Activities for December 2015

Morning Workshop: Christmas decorations

more details soon

Demonstration for December 2015

details to be announced shortly…


The event starts at 10:30am.

Thu 10 September, 2015

October 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 33

Our October Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 17th October
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Wokshop at McrRaspJam33

Thu 10 September, 2015

Schedule change & Workshop Materials

Upcoming Manchester Raspberry Jam events will now be occurring every other month. As before, the provisional date of each event will be the second Saturday of each scheduled month.

Following the success of other Raspberry Jam events with a less frequent schedule, such as Cambridge Raspberry Jam, we have decided to trial a bi-monthly schedule, with events held every other month. Our goal is to have several different activities and workshops at each event in the near future.


Mon 27 July, 2015

August 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 32

Our next Jam is at The Shed on Saturday 8th August
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Sun 21 June, 2015

July 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 31

Our next Jam is at The Shed on Saturday 11th July
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Fri 22 May, 2015

June 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 30

Our June Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 20th June
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Workshop at Jam 31

Mon 20 April, 2015

May 2015: Manchester Raspberry Jam 29

Our May Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 16th May
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Activities from May 2015

these activities run in addition to the regularly scheduled activities in the new section

Minecraft workshop

Get set up taking photos with the Pis camera module, then learn how to do some image editing in python

Materials for the workshops can be found at

Tue 17 March, 2015

April 2015: Manchester Raspberry Jam 28

Our next Jam is at The Shed on Saturday 11th April

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Activities for April 2015

these activities run in addition to the regularly scheduled activities in the new section

Minecraft workshop

Learn the basics of coding in Minecraft using the Python API. You don’t need to have programmed in Python before to attend

This is a shortened repeat of our March workshop, to allow everybody to play Storm the Castle

Storm the Castle

Once you’ve learnt the basics of the Minecraft API, use these skills in a race to the top a castle.

Prizes for the first 3 to reach the top

TNT demonstration

More information soon…

Sun 1 February, 2015

February 2015 Workshop & Talk

Scratch GPIO Workshop

11:30am – 1:00pm

Pete Lomas will be running a workshop on getting started with Scratch and General Purpose Input Output (GPIO), built on the excellent Scratch GPIO support package created by Simon Walters. Ideal for beginners.

“Bullet time” Camera Rig

Star in your own recreation of the famous ‘bullet time’ effect popularised by The Matrix films at the next Manchester Raspberry Jam.

40 Raspberry Pis take your picture from every angle in unison, which are then stitched into a video where you appear to hang in mid air while the camera moves round the scene. Andrew Robinson and his team will also be on hand to explain the story behind the rig, how it works, and share the backstage gossip from its recent use on BBC Four’s iconic Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

Bullet time camera rig[Photo Credit Paul Wilkinson]

Manchester Raspberry Jam 26

Saturday 7th February
Tickets available here

Wed 22 October, 2014

Our first Jam workshop – Raspberry PI GPIO using Python

We’re pleased today to announce our first Jam workshop!

Pete Lomas, Trustee of the Raspberry Pi foundation will be running an electronics-focused workshop on Python GPIO with the Raspberry Pi at our next Jam (November 8th)

We’ll be running various other workshops in the future. We’re open to suggestions, so if there’s something you’d like a workshop on, send us a tweet @mcrraspjam

Get tickets for the next jam at

Jam Workshop – Getting Started with Raspberry Pi GPIO using Python

This is the first of a series of ‘electronics’ workshops running at Manchester Raspberry Jam. We have space for up to 20 participants working in pairs. All kit will be provided.


Introduction: Overview of Raspberry Pi GPIO and Python Library

Practical Sessions:

The main session will last about 90 minutes starting at 11:30am and the kit will be available till the end of the Jam.