Mon 12 December, 2016

Upcoming event: January 2017

Our January Jam will be at The Shed on Saturday 14th January.
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attendees at Manchester Raspberry Jam

Activities for January 2017

This month, we’ll be revisiting the basics of using the Raspberry Pi. If you know anybody who just received a Pi over the holidays, or who has yet to get their’s out of the box, now’s a great time to invite them along.

Main Workshop: Introduction to Raspberry Pi and PIXEL

Get to grips with the basics of Raspberry Pi, with an overview of the recently released PIXEL desktop, and whistle-stop tour of the included software.

In the second half, we’ll familiarise ourselves with the linux command line, and use it to update and install software, and configure our Raspberry Pi. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

Note: We’ll be running through the setup for the NOOBS installer, which will take around 20 minutes. Please arrive by 10:30 to ensure you can start the workshop on time.

All-day Activity: The Pi Clinic

Getting started with your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re stuck on a project, or just have a crazy idea and no idea how to make it a reality?

Bring your Pi, your projects or your ideas along to the Pi Clinic and we’ll do our best to get you moving in the right direction.


The event starts at 10:30am.

Tue 18 October, 2016

Upcoming Event: December 2016

Our December Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 10th December.
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Sat 17 September, 2016

October 2016 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 39

Our October Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 8th October.
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Tue 2 August, 2016

August 2016 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 38

Our August Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 13th August 2016
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Thu 16 June, 2016

Show and Tell Interviews

Interviews by Hayley Walsh, @moses_walsh

Show and Tell interviewees at Manchester Raspberry Jam

Despite the oh so quintessential Manchester weather this Saturday, it didn’t stop the ‘summer’ Manchester Raspberry Jam Show & Tell.

Saturday 11th June 2016 saw another successful Manchester Jam held at its home The Shed, Digital Innovation Manchester Metropolitan. This month’s Jam was different to the previous 36 as we invited the community, old and new, to come and show and tell their projects, creations and ideas with one another alongside the traditional hack style activity.

As the rain bounced down outside the Pi projects and activities flowed inside, from robots that follow lines to Dr Who’s TARDIS consoles. The wealth of imagination and passion was awesome, and it’s safe to say that MCR has a burgeoning Digital Maker Community.

For those of you who missed it don’t worry we’ll be holding another show and tell in the Shed in 2017. For now, check out some of the project and people who made them…


Tue 19 April, 2016

June 2016 – Show and Tell

On Saturday 11th June, Manchester Raspberry Jam hosted a Raspberry Pi show and tell.
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Sun 21 February, 2016

February 2016 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 35

Our February Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 13th February 2016
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Mon 19 October, 2015

December 2015 – Manchester Raspberry Jam 34

Our December Jam was at The Shed on Saturday 12th December
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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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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.