What is a Raspberry Jam?
A Raspberry Jam is a monthly event for kids/adults of all ages to come together and learn a bit more about the Raspberry Pi and coding/making in general.
The sessions are aimed at complete beginners with more complicated challenges for those with already some Raspberry Pi experience.
We provide all the needed equipment so all you need to do is grab a ticket and turn up!
We ask you not to use your own Raspberry Pi equipment at the Jam to avoid mixing it up with ours. If though you have a specific question or can't get yours working, bring it along and we will help you out with it.
- September 2016 - Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam 24
- October 2016 - Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam 25
1:00pm - Doors open
1:15pm - Start main activities
1:30pm - Workshop 1 (optional)
2:30pm - Break time
5:00pm - Jam finishes
We have lots of fun activities for you to try out at the Jam including...
- Getting started with Raspberry Pi
- Getting started with Scratch
- Getting started with Electronics
- Getting started with Python
- Hacking Minecraft Pi
- Exploding balloons
- Controlling the traffic light
- Creating music with Sonic Pi
- Automated parent detector
- And lots more!
A list of previous activites we have done can be found here.
We are currently piloting doing an up front workshop on a topic each month, alongside our huge range of paper based activities. There is though activities for everyone from beginners to those with a little more experience.
If you end up having any issues, our team of expert volunteers are on hand to help out.
If you would also like to help with setup, takedown or generally walking around helping people with their Pi projects, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on your details.
Note that normal Farset Labs Child Protection policy applies. This includes that all children under the age of 14 must have a designated guardian in Farset Labs for the entire event.
We also require children aged between 14 and 17 (inclusive) parents are within 10 minutes from Farset Labs and can be easily contactable in event of an emergency.
Hosted by Andrew Mulholland.
Please make a small donation to maintaining Farset Labs for each training session (Farset Lab members are free while a suggested donation of £5 is recommended from non members) - donations can be made on the day.
Is there an age limit to take part in the Raspberry Jams?
Nope! Although we say it is not really suitable for children under 6. There is no upper age. We have had people as old as 85 taking part!
What we do ask though is if you have only got a ticket for your child, that you both work together as we budget the tickets for the numbers of Raspberry Pis we have available.
There is no more tickets left for this months Raspberry Jam, how can I make sure to get some for next month?
Well, first thing, make sure you are signed up on the waiting list! People usually cancel last minute so chances are we might be able to squeeze you in. Other than that, your best bet is make sure you are signed up on the tickets mailing list. When tickets become available, we email out details to that list. You can unsubscribe at any time.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By car - Weavers Court Business estate has ample parking. Please park in the main car park to the right as you come in the main gates.
By train/bus - Great Victoria Street train station and Europa bus station are just 5 minutes down the road from Weavers Court.
If coming from the Republic of Ireland via the Enterprise train, change at Belfast Central station and get the train from there to Great Victoria Street train station (5 min train)
By plane - You can fly to Belfast International aiport and take the Translink 600 service to Belfast Europa, then walk.
You can also fly to Belfast City aiport and take the Translink 300 service to Belfast Europa then walk.
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When & Where
Linfield Industrial Estate
BT12 5gh Belfast
Farset Labs is a makerspace that provides a hub of creativity, technological innovation and entrepreneurship for local professionals, students and interested hobbyists in Belfast City Centre.
For a low membership fee, students, professionals, and all members of the local community will be able to congregate at their convenience at the Farset Labs premises, to discuss ideas and concepts with fellow members, and use communal manufacturing equipment, computing facilities and electronic resources to help bring their ideas to fruition.