by gbaman

Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam 5 (EU Code week)

October 21, 2014 in Events by gbaman

On Saturday 11th October, 15 kids and their parents turned up at Farset Labs for the 5th Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam as part of EU Code week.

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The kids worked through a number of challenges, the main being building their own reaction timer game using ScratchGPIO, a breadboard and a number of components.2

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We also had a film crew in filming the Raspberry Jam from Fuzzy Duck (filming for TalkTalk) after Andrew won the Next Generation Digital Hero award. They were making a film of what he does which included the Raspberry Jam. The short film should be out in a few weeks.

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In between creating awesome reaction timer games, playing with RGB LEDs and hacking Minecraft, the kids also found time to make use of the event space blackboard.

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The Northern Ireland Raspberry Jams are now going to be running monthly! They will run on the second Saturday of every month.

The other 2 Raspberry Jams for this year are

More details of what we will be up to at these Jams will be announced in due course.

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Special thanks to Andy McMullen and Katie’s dad for the photographs, Queen’s University School of Electronics, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science for the lend of some Raspberry Pis, Victoria College for the excellent writeup and Fuzzy Duck productions for coming over to do some filming.

by Glenn

European Code Week at Farset

October 2, 2014 in Events by Glenn

2014-code_weekWe’re pleased to announce our involvement in EU Code Week from 11th-17th October – part of a larger initiative to get people into code; all ages, all walks of life.

There are currently 3 events due to take place this month as part of EU Code Week – follow the links to register for each one:

The week ends with the fantastic Belfast Gamecraft game jam on Saturday 18th October, also taking place in Farset Labs! Get your tickets now!

by gbaman

Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam feedback

September 23, 2014 in Events by gbaman

You do not need to have a Raspberry Pi to come to a meeting. In fact, not having a Raspberry Pi is an excellent motive for coming along.

You do not need to have a Raspberry Pi to come to a meeting. In fact, not having a Raspberry Pi is an excellent motive for coming along.

We have some great news on the Raspberry Jam front in Northern Ireland! We’re planning to make our Raspberry Jams at Farset Labs a lot more frequent (instead of the current roughly every 6 months). We are looking into once a month or bimonthly.

Before we start though doing more frequent Raspberry Jams we want to grab some feedback from you, even if you have never attended a Raspberry Jam before.

Previous events have covered:

We want to figure out what you want to learn, what type of things you would like to see at a Raspberry Jam (Talks, Q&As, hands on workshops etc).

So please take a few minutes to go through our really quick anonymous survey, you have the chance to give your opinion on what we do at the Northern Ireland Raspberry Jams for the next few months!

We hope to announce the date of the first in the new series of Raspberry Jams within the next few days so keep an eye on the Farset labs blog and social media.

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