Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

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

  • 14:00 – Picamera and image editing in Python

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

April 2015: Manchester Raspberry Jam 28

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

Eventbrite Page

Activities for April 2015

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

  • 11:00 – Minecraft workshop (repeat)
  • 14:00 – Minecraft: Storm the Castle
  • 15:30 – TBC(Workshop or demonstration)

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…

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.

  • There are 10 loan systems available for use, or bring your own.
  • The systems and assistance will be available for the rest of the jam to carry on having fun.
  • A selection of boards that attach to the Raspberry Pi will be available to try.

“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

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.