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Guest Post: CULTURETECH BBC MAKE IT DIGITAL DOTS BOARDS ACTIVITY

Foreword Andrew Mulholland has been an active member of the Farset community since he was dragged down from native Coleraine to attend the first Raspberry Jam in Northern Ireland, hosted by Farset Labs in the Event space in November 2012. Since then he’s gone from strength to strength and has since taken over the running […]

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Farset Outreach 2015/16 – Call for mentors

TL;DR Want to support outreach and education activities at Farset Labs, or just get voluntary sector experience? Sign Up Here! After a long summer hiatus, CoderDojo is relaunching at Farset Labs, under old management on Friday the 2nd of October from 17:30 to 19:30. We’re also unveiling separate FarsetDojo Twitter and Facebook pages where we’ll be sharing […]

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Raspberry Jam visits Derry~Londonderry | 28th March

Farset Labs & CultureTECH are hosting a Raspberry Jam at the Nerve Centre, Derry-Londonderry on Saturday, March 28th, 1pm-5pm as part of Creativity Month! Raspberry Jam is a rapidly growing global network of user groups that meet every month to support hobbyists, developers, teachers, students, children and families – in fact, anybody that would like […]

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Getting kids excited about Computer Science in Northern Ireland

The following is a combined position paper and call-to-action for a project that many of us have been working on behind the scenes for a long time now, especially Andrew Mulholland who’s taken over the operation of the Raspberry Jam programme. Andrew and I collaborated on this document to put forward our plans for a […]

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Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam 5 (EU Code week)

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. 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. We also […]

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Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam feedback

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 […]

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Raspberry Jam Round-up

For any visionary, dreamer or hapless idiot trying to drive societal change, there can be few things more vindicating than the sight of school-age kids teaching adults how to do things. I wandered into our Raspberry Jam event on Saturday and felt the status bar on my Hope Drive stretch out a little, maybe from […]

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Raspberry Jam is back!

Date – 16th November Time – 1pm to 5pm Raspberry Jam is a rapidly growing global network of user groups that meet regularly to support hobbyists, developers, teachers, students, children and families – in fact, anybody that would like to put their Raspberry Pi to good use. While Raspberry Jam is not endorsed, sponsored or associated […]

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Raspberry Jam Sold Out

Aaaand, we’re sold out of ‘In-Person Donation’ tickets for this weekends Raspberry Jam! We’ve got 24 on the docket at the minute and if anyone wants to join, a small donation will go a long way to keep this volunteer run, community driven, self-funded operation of ours going. Of course, if you want to be […]

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New Year Lightning – Flacknite – Raspberry Jam

Sorry! Happy New Year! And to kick things off, an apology; our provisionally scheduled Raspberry Jam on the 12th has been postponed until after the exam season as it’s been difficult to get people able to help out at the event. Raspberry Jam will return February GoL: Thur 17th Jan Currently proposed (but not scheduled) […]

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