Southend Raspberry Jam this weekend

Got an interest in the Raspberry Pi, Linux or Ardunios? Southend’s Raspberry Jam this weekend could be for you.

Raspberry Jam LogoSaturday the 21st of February 2015 will be the fifth Raspberry Jam hosted by SOSLUG (the Southend-on-Sea Linux User Group), and all are welcome to attend.

At the Jam,, you’ll find a variety of talks, show and tell demonstrations, workshops, videos, robots, wearable technology, flashing LEDs and lots more.

Essex Ham will be there, as will other local amateurs who’ve been combining Pi, Arduino and Linux projects with the world of amateur radio.

Raspberry Jam, Southend-on-Sea - November 2014
Raspberry Jam, Southend-on-Sea – November 2014

Raspberry Jam Practicals & Workshops

Some of the planned activities at the February 2015 Jam:

  • Build an alarm system using a Raspberry Pi
  • Building your own quadcopter
  • Build your own Arduino clone
  • Electronic fashion
  • Learn the basics of Scratch programming
  • Soldering

Raspberry Jam Talks

Some of the talks planned for the February 2015 Jam:

  • How search engines work
  • Space balloon talk
  • School Weather Station projects
  • Chief Engineer of e2v
  • Environmental Sensor Networks
  • History of analogue computers
  • What is Free & Open Source Software?

Essex Ham at the Jam

Essex Ham was asked to attend the last Jam, and we had a great day there promoting the hobby. See – Essex Ham at Raspberry Jam November 2014 for our report.

We won’t be running a live station at the Raspberry Jam, but we’ll be there to show some videos and hardware, and talk to visitors about the amateur radio hobby. Expect to see Nick 2E0DVX with his “send a message in Morse” demo, as well some other amateur radio related demonstrations. Charlie M0PZT will be at the Jam with some non-ham goodies for sale, and a few other local amateurs are expected to pop along.

Coming to the Jam?

If you’re interested in coming down to the Raspberry Jam workshops and talks, you’ll need to get yourself a free electronic ticket here: Southend Raspberry Jam Tickets

  • Location: Tickfield Centre, Tickfield Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LL (Close to Prittlewell Station)
  • Time: 10am to 5pm
  • Entrance: Free

Raspberry Jam – November 2014 Photos

A few pictures showing Essex Ham at Raspberry Jam November 2014

Essex Ham vs the Raspberry Jam - November 2014
Essex Ham vs the Raspberry Jam – November 2014
Nick 2E0DVX, late-night creator of the Your Name in Morse demo
Nick 2E0DVX, late-night creator of the Your Name in Morse demo
The first external amateur greetings message received at the Raspberry Jam
The first external amateur greetings message received at the Raspberry Jam

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