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22nd Egham Raspberry Jam - a-MAZE-ing times

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Gartner UK HQ

The Glanty

Staines-upon-Thames

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22nd Raspberry Jam at the Gartner UK HQ offices

The Egham Raspberry Jam is an opportunity to share what you have built as well as an opportunity to learn from others. It is a family friendly event focused on sharing ideas and expertise.

The maze which debuted at the last Egham Raspberry Jam will be available again this time. So, if you are into making automomous or controlled robots and want to test it in a maze then Egham Raspberry Jam is the place to do it.

Key specifications for the maze are:
Walls will be 200mm high
Distance between walls will be no less than 500mm.

Short video from the last Egham Raspberry Jam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm4OvI2Vlso

If you want build your own Raspberry Pi powered robot then I recommend the CamJam EduKit 3. It includes all the bits except Raspberry Pi and battery. https://thepihut.com/products/camjam-edukit-3-robotics


Many people use the box the EduKit 3 comes in as the chassis. The Pi Hut page has some video tutorials on how to put it together and the Cambridge Jam people behind the CamJam EduKits have more instructions and information on their site. https://camjam.me/?page_id=1035 including links to guides on controlling your robot with different controllers.

For control there is also BlueDot for Android devices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW9oEPySF58
This is fully support by the Raspberry Pi. Martin O'Hanlon who created it now works for the Raspberry Pi Foundation.


WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Details to follow.

Previous workshops have been.

  • AstroPi - have you code run in space
  • Traffic lights with Scratch and Python
  • Lighting up the SenseHat using Scratch and Python
  • NoPi Electronics: Making LEDs blink without any programming
  • Shakey Shakey: Making a game using tilt sensors


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Additional Details for the event.

If you have a project you want the world to see bring it along. Of you are looking for inspiration again, come along and have a chat with other people making exciting things with the Raspberry Pi and other devices such as the micro:bit and Arduino.

In the past some of the projects shared were: :

  • lots of mini-robots. See video above for example
  • arcade cabinets with retro gaming
  • laser guided robot arms
  • micro:bit Simon
  • AI using Google Vision kit
  • Mind controlled Flappy Birds game

Additional Information:

Pre registration required (it's free).

Ages 8 and over.

Under 16s need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Come see and learn about robotics, programming, electronics, development, creativity.

No Soldering onsite.

There will be no internet access but a wireless router will be setup to allow connecting to local devices.

If you need Internet access then you will have to either tether to a phone or use a mifi type device.

If bringing a project to show please bring a power extension lead as the sockets are in funny places.


Finally, if you have any questions please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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