Cambridge Raspberry Jam - 17th September 2016

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Institute of Astronomy

Madingley Road

Cambridge

CB3 0HA

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We are making a triumphant return to the Institute of Astronomy off Madingley Road, Cambridge on 17th September!

We are going to be offering our usual assortment of activities, which will include:

  • Talks in the Lecture Theatre aimed at a variety of different abilities and on a variety of different topics.
  • Workshops in the Meeting Room (see below)
  • The Marketplace
  • Show-and-Tell


Getting involved
We are looking for the following to help us to make the Jam the best experience possible. All of these are covered in questions on the Eventbrite booking form.
  • Presenters - to give talks in the lecture theatre on a variety of topics and for a variety of different people with different levels of knowledge.
  • Show-and-Tell - to have a table to show off a Pi-related project. Anything is suitable as long as it's got a Pi at it's heart.
  • Workshops - we need people to help run the workshops.
  • Jam Makers - to take on general marshalling responsibilities.

Access for All - Special Educational Needs
To encourage and support our visitors who have special educational needs, we now have an Access for All policy, which we have published on our website.
Workshops
Tickets for workshops will be available on Saturday, 13th August at 10am.
Please note: All workshops are limited to 20 people, working in pairs.

We will be running the following sessions:
  • 10.45am-11.45am: Beginners Electronics with the CamJam EduKit. This is a worksheet-led session in which you will get to grips with the basics of electronics with the Raspberry Pi. This will involve lighting up LEDs, pressing buttons and making annoying noises with buzzers! It's all done in Python using the RPi.GPIO library and you will learn how to combine it all together to create a traffic light system. Experts will be on-hand to guide and assist you.
  • 12.15pm-1.15pm: Exploring the Real World with Sensors with CamJam EduKit 2. You will use three sensors in this workshop - a light-dependent resistor, a temperature probe and a movement sensor. The session is worksheet-led and uses Python. There will be assistance at hand in case you get stuck!
  • 1.45-2.45pm: HackLab presents Sensory Overload – Come and get your hands on one of Raspberry Pi’s most awesome add-on boards… the SenseHAT! These boards are the ones that are up in the International Space Station as part of the Astro-Pi project right now! Join HackLab’s fun beginner’s workshop which will show you how to connect the board to a Raspberry Pi, and then take advantage of the myriad sensors and inputs and shiny lights it has on board. This is a Python-based workshop.
  • 3-4pm: HackLab presents Rocket Rumble - The machines we use every day aren’t magical or made by aliens, they’re just clever bits of metal and plastic that follow a programmed set of commands. We’ll take you through putting different machines together to create a system that consists of an output (the NERF gun), a processor (the Raspberry Pi) and an input that you design and build yourself using Scratch. The command interface will be programmed in Scratch, which most students have used at school – providing a familiar and easy-to-use environment for students to create a fun and engaging interface complete with personalised sounds, backgrounds and displays.

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Madingley Road

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CB3 0HA

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