Monthly Archives: February 2017

Wondered about the wonders of Pi? Intrigued by Raspberry Jam?

Raspberry Jams are community events organised to support knowledge share, learning new skills, gleaning new ideas and meeting other like-minded digital makers.

They’re an informal and great way to find out more about the Raspberry Pi, what’s possible, and to talk through project plans and aspirations with others.

The first Raspberry Jam in Hull was hosted at Kingswood Academy in November 2014. Since then, Malet Lambert became hosts in April 2016 and the most recent event was held at Central Library on Albion Street.

This city centre location has allowed us to test out a new low power network being installed across Hull, as part of the Connected Hull project, and to launch some additional STEM projects with partners.

More details to follow soon…watch this space.

Details of the next Raspberry Jam event?

Join us in Hull to make, learn, share, tinker and invent together at the next Raspberry Jam on Saturday 22 April 2017.

Everybody’s welcome, with or without your own mini computer, and it’ll be a great way to find out more about the wonders of Raspberry Pi.

 

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                                          Images from the most recent Raspberry Jam on 18th February 2017

Just register on this link and come along 😀

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Next Hull Raspberry Jam: Saturday 22nd April

The next Raspberry Jam in Hull is at the Central Library on Saturday 22nd April.

Register for free tickets by clicking on the image below.  You’ll also find more information about Raspberry Jam.

Join us as we share, learn & tinker with digital making projects using Raspberry Pi.

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Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone welcome – with or without a Raspberry Pi.  

Ambitious Artbots at a Primary School Careers Day

For the school promoting and linking 4 defined values into everything they plan, the careers day for ‘Ambition’ was to include an activity sharing opportunities in STEM related fields.

Each child had the chance to get hands after exploring a different job explained by a visitor to the school, and they were immersed in 7 different roles throughout the day.

What’s more, classes were changed to groups of mixed aged children (4 – 11 year olds), who collaborated throughout the day.

The end result?

200 children collaborating with peers to showcase an artistic output, by creatively solving problems and learning more about design iteration through teamwork.

In half an hour, they consider circuits and design with us to build a robot capable of drawing a piece of art.

No human hands allowed in the artwork – that was pure ARTBOT work!

Robot inventions, building, testing, debugging, testing, design changes…….digital making skills explored on the day and now showcased for the whole school community to see. In school.

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Link

Our third Tech 4 Change conference was another great CPD and networking event, and this time focused around issues to support the online safety of young people.  More details about the programme here and you’ll find links, comments and the online presentation area below.

What did attendees most like about the day?

  • ‘The information regarding engaging parents and raising their awareness’
  • ‘The informality of the event’
  • ‘Very informative presentations’
  • ‘The different speakers all with a wide and extensive range of knowledge’

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Presentations and useful links

Slidedecks and resources from the day can be found below:

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             Click the image to launch presentation area

Guidance from UKCCIS:

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                        Click the image to launch document from UKCCIS

Delegate comments:

  • ‘The event was very enjoyable and gave me updates on the latest trends and risks’
  • ‘Left this event with a lot of ideas. Thought it was excellent’
  • ‘Pleasure to attend’
  • ‘A very enjoyable and informative course. Thank you’
  • ‘Very relaxed, informal and well organised’
  • ‘Really useful – thank you for putting this on’