Raspberry Pis are small, cheap single board computers that can run a full Linux Desktop, and can be used for games, productivity, electronics and almost anything else you can do on a computer! The latest ones cost just £35 and have WiFi and Bluetooth built in - the possibilities are endless!
Arduinos are even cheaper (just £5), smaller, single board microcontrollers that can be used to create simple automatic functions, controlling lights, making toys, games, and wearable electronics, again with limitless possibilities.
We usually run a Raspberry Pi workshop (a Raspberry Jam') and an Arduino Day separately, every couple of months. For a bit of a change this month, we thought we'd bring them together for a Xmas-flavoured RaspbUino Jam.
Everyone can join in - novices and experts alike - we will have beginner tutorials for both Arduino and Raspberry Pi, AND we'll have Raspberry Pi and Arduino nerds showing off the cool stuff they've made. We're family friendly so kids can come (with their adult!)
For Arduino work PLEASE bring your own computer as we only have a small number of 'loaner' machines available.
You can come along to watch, or you can buy everything you need to get involved from us on the day. Kits will be available for both Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and if you want to make absolutely sure you're not disappointed, you can pre-pay for your kit by selecting a Raspberry Pi Ticket or an Arduino Ticket (or both!)
Ticket price includes a full lunch and free coffee, tea and juice all day.
Buy a Pi
You can pre-order your Raspberry Pi kit by choosing a Raspberry Pi Kit Ticket. This includes a brand new Raspberry Pi 3 computer, a case, power supply, and SD card as well as entrance to the Raspberry Jam and free pizza.
We will also have Raspberry Pi kits, Arduino Kits and other accessories available for sale on the day, including the latest Raspberry Pi 3 computer, cases, monitors, adapters, SD cards, keyboards, mice and other things too. Proceeds go to help maintain and improve Leigh Hackspace, which is a non-profit community organisation, dedicated to making Leigh the centre of the North West Tech Universe!