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Raspberry Pi is a highly versatile credit card sized computer that presents endless opportunities for coding, hardware tinkering and above all having fun. With so many possibilities it is often difficult to know where to start, fear not…
For National Coding Week 2015 MCR Raspberry Jam and Manchester Metropolitan University — Digital Innovation + MMU SCMDT — are teaming up to deliver a three-hour workshop, helping you to explore and discover what your Pi can do.
[We will have Pi’s, screens, keyboard and mice, but please do bring your own Pi if you have one]
- Manchester Raspberry Jam organiser Jack Kelly will be hosting a beginners Minecraft workshop. Learn how to control “Steve” and other Minecraft objects from the Pi using Python code. The kids will be impressed!
- App developers Digital Labs will be showing you how to make a Raspberry Pi interact with Mobil Apps, a great way to remotely control your creations.
- Manchester Raspberry Jam member and designer of the original Pi hardware Pete Lomas will be showcasing all things Pi with a range of projects inspired and created by the Raspberry Pi community.
- “off Piste” – This is an area where you can have a go at your own project or bring something along to show.
This event is perfect for anyone over the age of 18 wanting to learn what they can do with a Raspberry Pi. Previous experience is absolutely not necessary.
If you are completely new to programming and hardware hacking or an experienced programmer you will find a warm welcome and plenty of encouragement to pull up a chair and get stuck in.
Other National Coding Week events...
Saturday 19th September — Get ready for NCW, celebrate with MadLab
Monday 21st September — Build your first Website
Wednesday 23rd — CodeUp MCR
Thursday 24th — McrFRED
Friday 25th — Film Screening with Hello Work
When & Where
Digital Innovation is a digital doorway to everything digital that is going on in and around Manchester Metropolitan University.
It’s about Education, Research and Business. It’s about what people in all the faculties around the university – from Art and Design to Computer Science – are doing in the digital space.
There is barely a course, which is not heavily touched by digital, and Digital Innovation will reflect it all. We’ll also take in all the new digital businesses in the university’s entrepreneurial center, Innospace. Plus we’ll join in the wider digital community and conversation in Manchester and beyond.
Digital Innovation has its own team, but everyone – staff, students, alumni, visitors, companies we are engaged with – is welcome to participate in the conversations we will create.