The key to the success of Raspberry Pi as a computer – and, in turn, a community and a charitable foundation – is that there’s a low barrier to the first step you take with it. The low price is a big reason for that. Whether or not to try Raspberry Pi is not a difficult decision. Since it’s so affordable, you can just give it a go, and see how you get along.
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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.
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.
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