Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

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.

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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:

  • LED’s and other outputs. (Get those lights flashing)
  • Switch Inputs (Making a reaction game)
  • LCD Display (Hooking up a 2 x 16 LCD)
  • Do your own thing…. – a range of sensors and output options will be available to try (or bring your own)

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