Raspberry Jam

Southend Raspberry Jam #3 – Saturday 16th August 10am – 5pm


We are holding our third Southend Raspberry Jam on Saturday 16th August from 10am – 5pm at the Tickfield Centre, Southend.

There will be talks, show and tell, workshops, videos, robots, flashing leds and lots of fun.

Book Tickets



Item – Lecture Room 1



Item – Lecture Room 2


10:45 – 11:15 Exploring Networks via Raspberry Pi Verena Hermann 10:55 – 11:25 Using GitHub Tom Keene
12:00 – 12:30 IoT (Internet of Things) Platforms Edmund DSouza 12:10 – 12:40 Quadcopters Dave Black
13:45 – 14:15 Interactive Media Graham Harwood 13:55 – 14:25 Medical Electronics Ed Bye
15:00 – 15:30 Pygame & Python GPIO Andy C. Knight 15:10 – 15:40 Mindio – Mind Control Ji Hu
16:15 – 16:45 Intro to Arduino & Laser Text Matt Booker 16:25 – 16:55 Minecraft: Pi Edition (Python) Andy C. Knight

Workshops and Exhibits, running all day:

  • Richard D: Build a Cat5 Ethernet Cable
  • Edmund D: Solder Booth
  • Ray E: Solder Electronics Workshop
  • Si Ye: Tooth Data Project
  • Ji Hu: Arduino: Mind Control
  • Derek S: Sonic Pi 2 – programming made easy, learn via the fun of sound
  • Scratch, by our young local expert
  • Mark T and others: Robot Arms – controlled with web interface and accelerometer
  • Matt B: Arduino Laser Text & Electronics
  • Laura T: Pinnochion & PiGlow
  • Andy C. K: Capacitive Distance Sensing 2 – as an input
  • Romilly Cocking: C3Pi Robot
  • Tony S: Motor Controllers
  • Love Southend: HTML and CSS style sheets
  • MyPiFi Traffic Lights
  • Careers mobile phone app
  • Average Man vs Pi (only 10:00 – 12:30): Temperature board, PiTFT, Homemade LED PCB, RaspBMC with Android remote and more
  • Python GPIO and Scratch GPIO: learn the ways to control electronics from your Pi


Win a Raspberry Pi B+ Ultimate Kit! (Kindly donated by ModmyPi.com)
Plus an assortment of other prizes such as MyPyFi.net LED board.
Raffle Tickets £1 and will be drawn @ 4:00pm Saturday 16th August

Also, everyone who attends shall be given a free ModMyPi sticker!

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All ages and abilities welcome. No Pi required.

If you have a Pi or laptop or smartphone, then bring it along.

Wifi internet access

If you would like to demo your projects, hold a talk or workshop or sell you goods, we would love to meet you. Please contact us at linux@soslug.org.



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Tickfield Centre
Tickfield Industrial Estate
Tickfield Avenue
Southend, Essex
Nearest rail station: Prittlewell
Nearest bus stop: Blue Boar, Victoria Ave

Update: Here are some posts about our successful event from the blogosphere:

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Press Cuttings

Quote from Ria

On Saturday, I paid a visit to Southend’s TAP (Temporary Art Project) building for the Southend Raspberry Pi Jam. The event was held by SOSlug (Southend-on-Sea Linux User Group) and was to celebrate the second birthday of the Raspberry Pi. I would definitely have said that it was a child-friendly event for children of all ages from 6 to 96, though the robots might have either scared or intrigued anyone over the age of 97 half to death). There were lots of little ones running around, enthusiastically wowing at the adults who knew what Minecraft was! : o

To read the review in full please visit this link..

Love Southend Press Review

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