Manchester Raspberry Jam

for Digital Makers

Upcoming Event: March 2018

Our March event was at The Shed on Saturday 3rd March, and coincided with the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend.
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Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend

Activities for March 2018

Beginner’s Workshop: Games in Scratch

This beginner’s workshop is suitable for newcomers, even if you’ve never used a Raspberry Pi before. Learn how to create versions of classic arcade games in the Scratch programming language.

Afternoon Workshop: Physical Computing and Games

For the second year running, students from MMU Computer science will be running a guest Workshop.

This workshop will be introducing the basics of circuitry and how to apply them with a Raspberry PI. We will do this by going through a few simple exercises that will make some LED’s blink as well as setting up some basic input via buttons. Finally, everything will be combined to form a functional game with LEDs and buttons.

Activity: PiQuiz 2018

Take part in a distributed quiz, played live with other Birthday Jams around the country.

Other Activities

Our usual array of other activities, including the Picade arcade cabinet, the Robot obstacle course, a Big Birthday photo booth and the Pi Clinic for help with you Raspberry Pi projects.


Birthday cake and extra biscuits to join our usual food throughout the day.


Activity times to be confirmed.

  • 10:00 – Doors open
  • 10:30 – Introduction
  • 10:45 – Beginner’s Workshop
  • 12:00 – PiQuiz
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Afternoon Workshop
  • 17:00 – Event ends