Category: Events

Raspberry Jam Milton Keynes July 2017

Well what a fun morning we had – hosted at The National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, the Raspberry Jam Milton Keynes is back in business.

Two rooms full of projects brought in by the attendees – RetroPie builds, robots, synths, a 3D printer, sensor projects and couple of MicroBit projects snuck in under the door 🙂

The meeting was well attended with most staying for the whole morning, picking each other’s brains or just being entertained by the array of projects – playing retro games, playing weird electronic instruments or duelling robots. There was also the bonus of cut price entry to the Museum for afters.Raspberry Jam MK

The Jam was hosted by PJ Evans from the Museum – backed up by his sidekick for the morning – yours truly. The rooms were kindly provided by the Museum which enabled the event to be free to all the attendees. We hope this can be the start of something much bigger and are hoping to have our next meet up in September (possibly the 16th). This time, we’ll probably separate the two rooms into show-and-tell and workshops, so we can get some people coding. Let us know if you are interested.

For more details about Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Jams or the Museum please follow the links below:

https://mkraspberryjam.org
https://www.raspberrypi.org
http://www.tnmoc.org

 

Hackaday Prize 2017

Round Three of the Hackaday Prize has begun!

Wheels, wings and walkers is all about open source projects that move. Make AI robotics, environmental drones, or automated devices that will help bring social change to the world we live in.

The 2017 Hackaday Prize consists of 5 challenges plus a Best Product challenge. This year, we’re giving away a ton of prizes. $1,000 will go to 120 of the best projects. That’s $120,000 before we even get to the finals. It’s so great that so many people get to share in the rewards!

Hackaday Prize 2017

Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo Join Forces

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is joining forces with the CoderDojo Foundation, in a merger that will give many more young people all over the world new opportunities to learn how to be creative with technology.

CoderDojo

What Is CoderDojo?

CoderDojo believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so! Any young person aged 7 – 17 can join and attend a Dojo for FREE!  At a Dojo they will learn skills such as building a website, creating an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

CoderDojo

Growing Code Club

For the past five years, Code Club has been working to inspire children in the UK to get excited about coding and digital making. We’ve seen our community grow rapidly in that time – there are now an amazing 5,750 Code Clubs engaging over 85,000 young people in the UK each week!

Growing Code Club

Raspberry Pi beats Commodore 64

Recent Raspberry Pi sales figures show that the humble board is, in fact, the world’s third best-selling general purpose computer.

Raspberry Pi achieved this milestone by selling north of 12.5 million boards in five years. This figure beats the previous third place holder, the Commodore 64.

Raspberry Pi beats Commodore 64