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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Activities for August 2015

to be announced shortly…

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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Activities for July 2015

these activities run in addition to the regularly scheduled activities

Picraft API workshop

Picraft is an alternate API for Minecraft: Pi Edition and Python 3. We’ll take a look at this different API, and try out some new ideas for coding in Minecraft

Fri 22 May, 2015

June 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 30

Our next Jam is at The Shed on Saturday 20th June


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Activities for June 2015

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

Unicorn HAT & Minecraft workshop

In this workshop, we’ll be using Minecraft to draw to a Unicorn HAT LED array

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 bit.ly/mcrraspjam

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

2:00pm
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 mcrraspjam23.eventbrite.com

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.

Contents:

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.

Thu 16 January, 2014

Dave Jones’s picamera Python Module

Manchester Raspberry Jam and Python North West regular Dave Jones has been working hard on a pure Python implementation of the Pi camera module – of which he recently released a feature complete v1.0. The announcement was made by Ben Nuttall on the Raspberry Pi blog, along with example usage and demonstration of its application in a web app:

If you have a Raspberry Pi camera module, you’ve probably used raspistill and raspivid, which are command line tools for using the camera. Dave Jones, a Database Admin, software developer and SQL know-it-all based in Manchester has been working on an equivalent, feature complete implementation of these in Python. This means you can access the camera module directly from a Python script, without using os.system or executing a subprocess.

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Continue reading » A pure Python interface for the camera module: meet picamera! (raspberrypi.org)

Sat 4 January, 2014

Jam #16 Videos

A huge thanks to our AV Team for filming all of the talks at Manchester Raspberry Jam XVI in November – Les Pounder, Dan Lynch, Olly Clark and Tony Hughes.

Wed 11 December, 2013

Pi-powered Ping Pong Pursuit

Manchester-based sysadmin Will Jessop, who presented his robot (mostly made at the Manchester Hackspace) at our 16th Jam last month – has had his story featured by Ben Nuttall on the Raspberry Pi blog:

Will Jessop is a systems administrator for 37signals and he runs the North West Ruby User Group in Manchester. I bumped in to him recently and discovered he was working on a personal project with a Raspberry Pi. The aim of the project is to solve the problem of ping pong balls on the floor at the 37signals office in Chicago. The solution is a web-enabled robot with mounted camera allowing people to collect balls in to a basket.

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Continue reading » Pi-powered Ping Pong Persuit (raspberrypi.org)