Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

Upcoming event: March 2017

Our March Jam will be at The Shed on Saturday 11th March.
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attendees at Manchester Raspberry Jam

Activities for March 2017

Traffic Lights with gpiozero and guizero

Manchester Raspberry Jam founder and community manager at the Raspberry Pi Foundation Ben Nuttall will be returning to the Jam this month with colleague Clare and will be running a workshop on using the popular ‘zero’ libraries for Python.

More information soon…

Workshop: Python and Minecraft

Students from MMU will be running a two-part workshop at this month’s jam, looking at the Python programming language and using it within Minecraft: Pi Edition. This is an introductory workshop and so should be suitable for anyone to take part in.

After setting up your Raspberry Pi, we’ll begin with an introduction to the Python language, then we’ll use it within Minecraft: Pi Edition. The afternoon session will build upon the basics as we attempt to create more elaborate Python and Minecraft creations, as well as incorporating the use of a Sense HAT.


The event starts at 10:30am. Workshop times not finalised.

  • 10:00 – Doors open
  • 10:30 – Workshop (Python & Minecraft)
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Workshops (both)
  • 16:00 – Event ends

Workshop 12: The Linux Command Line

Workshop 12 PDF

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.