What is a Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.
OK, cool, so what's a Raspberry Jam?
A Raspberry Jam is where people can come along and and learn mainly about the Raspberry Pi but anything digital such as the micro:bit and arduino is more than welcome.
The Huddersfield Jam is held in the at the Huddersfield Library.
Is this the Library in town?
Yes....The Library can be found in the town centre. It is opposite Queensgate Market and the Town Hall.
So can I come to one then?
Indeed...book a ticket and come along on the day. There’s no lower or upper age limit, and no prior knowledge is required.
What happens on the day
There is no schedule as such which means that anything can happen on the day. The last few jams have seen everything from robots to making a Pi version of the Amazon Echo.
Do I need to bring anything?
That's upto you...we have a selection of hardware that is available to use on the day.
However if your wanting to bring your own stuff then you will need to look after it yourself as we cant be responsible for it and make sure its safe to use...also make sure any batteries are fully charged!
Do I need to know any programming or anything?
No...one of the aims of a Jam is to come and have a play with the supplied kit and learn new skills.
However...If you want to learn to code, you can ;)
I can’t get there for the start or stay for the full session..Is that ok?
That’s fine. You can come and leave as you please.
I bought a ticket but now I can’t make it. What do I do?
If you can no longer attend then get in touch so that we may reallocate the ticket.
Can I drop my kids off and pick them up at the end?
No. Children under 16 must be supervised at all times. However, One adult can be responsible for multiple children. Over 16s are welcome unsupervised.
Is this a class?
No, not as such. We can’t guarantee you (or your kids) will get personal or group tuition. However we try to make sure everyone has something to do, and the group tends to support itself in terms of skill-sharing, groupwork and collaboration. Many attendees offer help and guidance to each other, particularly newcomers.
Will there be refreshments provided?
Unfortunately not, However as the Library is in the centre of town there are multiple shops within walking distance providing a wide range of refreshments.