Reading Hackspace Raspberry Jam
First Reading Raspberry Jam is on Saturday 14th September 1:30 - 4:30pm
Eventbrite event info at [], hackspace contributors don't need to register.
Contributor and activity sign-up page at 130914_RRJ_Signup
There is currently no Raspberry Jam in Reading, the nearest is Oxford. Proposal is to run a Reading Jam to further the spread of programming, STEM and Making while also promoting the RLab and establishing it's outreach credentials.
- David Price - organiser, guinea-pig, 3D printing related, poss Squeak freak
- Matt Daubney - Linux, python, Minecraft, hardware
- Gareth Jones - hardware
- Chris Bagley - Linux, Lisp(? TBC)
- Mark East - organising, Python and Scratch
- Barnaby Shearer - Linux, Python, Minecraft, hardware
- Danny Gowing - I2C hardware
Volunteer newbie guinea-pigs
- Jim Pugh
- Taimoor Yousaf (accountant)
- London Zoo shark project - Gary to do a talk if we ask really really nicely?
- Pi robot - Richard I
- Pi and 3D printing - Alex G & David P
- Starting from scratch walkthrough (Mark E)
- Minecraft Pi Edition with external hardware interaction and 3D printing (Barnaby)
- Hands on demo's of using a Pi
- Some quick programming tutorials (python, Squeak, others)?
- Troubleshooting sessions
- Demo's of "unique" Raspberry Pi uses
- Collaborating with University of Reading on premises at Whitenights or London Rd
- Use RaspberryJam.org and Eventbrite to market and get booked numbers
- digital projector - offers of access from Jim Pugh and Gareth Jones
- HDMI/DVI monitors (and adapter cables) needed
- RLab group seen to actively promote making and socialising technology as outreach activity (part of cv for seeking grants etc)
- Jam session donations - part goes to RLab fund and to Raspberry Pi foundation
- advertise the Rlab as the space and skills for building projects & doing related things
- Chargeable Jam related workshops at Rlab, eg soldering and laser cutting.
- RLab space will have to be tidy and safe if youngsters might use it
- Due to cost considerations, parents will need to accompany minors (CBT/DBS checks req'd would be £44/volunteer, waiting on confirmation of this from DBS)
2013-03-06: Planning session 130306_R-Pi_Jam_planning
2013-03-13: Barnaby tested out some ideas on a pack of cub scouts 20130313_Cubs_Talk
2013-03-15: David contacted Reading U, they seem interested - more to follow
2013-03-19: Planning session 2 130319_R-Pi_Jam_planning
2013-08-20: Frist Jam scheduled for Saturday 14th September 13:30 - 16:30