Chelmsford Raspberry Jam 5

Chelmsford Raspberry Jam 5

Saturday, 15th February 2020

Book a ticket and we’ll let you know further details closer to the date.

 

 

 

 

We ran a large Southend Smart City Raspberry Jam Tech Festival with over 200 people attending in partnership with Southend on Sea Borough Council last year.

 

 

 

It will showcase tech projects from local companies, enthusiasts and children like robots, 3D printing, laser cutting art, drones, Raspberry Pi and Microbit projects; have interesting tech talks on Smart Cities, challenge dementia competition, and other interesting tech topics.

We are fortunate to have the council attend with their £15,000 Pepper robot to give us the low down on how they are using tech to turn Southend into a Smart City, their future plans and how you can get involved.

Please register for a compulsory adult/child entry ticket per person attending.
You will need to answer diversity and inclusivity demographic questions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you can’t make it but want to be invited to future events, please register the appropriate ticket.
We are looking for people to give 20 min talks, show projects and company stands and the booking form will ask you for details.

Hear from Canadian Astronaut Jenni Sidey why children should do the Astro Pi “Your Code in Space” activity.
At 1.10 you can see the Astro Pi computers on the International Space Station running children’s code.

360 degree 4K live streaming camera.

Parking sensor IoT project.

 

 

 

Self built robot made with shampoo bottles, servos and Microbits.
(we’ll be doing a workshop on how to do this in the future).

Raspberry Pi flying rotor project. (think drone but flys off)

Learn to code a low cost Oh Bot robot and then try using the £15,000 Pepper Robot.

Please share this page on social media and retweet this tweet to help publicise the event :

Here are some tweets from last year :

 

We made it on the Raspberry Pi blog

 

 

 

Photo at top of page

 

 

 

Raspberry Pi Safeguarding Policy

 

Southend Raspberry Jam 14

Southend Raspberry Jam 14

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Book a ticket and we’ll let you know further details closer to the date.

 

 

 

 

We ran a large Southend Smart City Raspberry Jam Tech Festival with over 200 people attending in partnership with Southend on Sea Borough Council last year.

 

https://twitter.com/SJKear/status/1102256584405733376

 

 

It will showcase tech projects from local companies, enthusiasts and children like robots, 3D printing, laser cutting art, drones, Raspberry Pi and Microbit projects; have interesting tech talks on Smart Cities, challenge dementia competition, and other interesting tech topics.

We are fortunate to have the council attend with their £15,000 Pepper robot to give us the low down on how they are using tech to turn Southend into a Smart City, their future plans and how you can get involved.

Please register for a compulsory adult/child entry ticket per person attending.
You will need to answer diversity and inclusivity demographic questions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you can’t make it but want to be invited to future events, please register the appropriate ticket.
We are looking for people to give 20 min talks, show projects and company stands and the booking form will ask you for details.

Hear from Canadian Astronaut Jenni Sidey why children should do the Astro Pi “Your Code in Space” activity.
At 1.10 you can see the Astro Pi computers on the International Space Station running children’s code.

360 degree 4K live streaming camera.

Parking sensor IoT project.

 

 

 

Self built robot made with shampoo bottles, servos and Microbits.
(we’ll be doing a workshop on how to do this in the future).

Raspberry Pi flying rotor project. (think drone but flys off)

Learn to code a low cost Oh Bot robot and then try using the £15,000 Pepper Robot.

Please share this page on social media and retweet this tweet to help publicise the event :

Here are some tweets from last year :

 

We made it on the Raspberry Pi blog

 

 

 

Photo at top of page

 

 

 

Raspberry Pi Safeguarding Policy

 

Equipment Sponsor :

 

Venue Sponsor:

Southend Coding Meetup

Southend Coding Meetup is a Fortnightly Meetup Mondays, 7pm-9pm for those interested in coding at The Old Waterworks, Southend on Sea.

If you are just starting to learn or an experienced professional, a software or hardware developer, or just interested in finding out more you will be most welcome to come along.

Please bring a laptop and any hardware you wish to use.

Future dates: Monday 7pm-9pm
25th November, 9th December,
2020: 6th January, 20th January, 3rd February, 17th February, 2nd March, 16th March, 30th March,

Don’t miss:

Thursday 9th January Southend Tech Meetup Launch of #Essex2020 (at The Old Waterworks)

Monday 9th December: A meetup looking at coding Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, 360 degree using Unity, WebVR/XR (html) and a Scratch like VR/AR environment for beginners.

Location

The venue is located on the junction of North Road / Chelmsford Avenue. Don’t go in the building site entrance on the junction (next to the Muslim building). Use the pedestrian entrance just next to it or the free car park entrance is further towards the BP garage.

See here for location details and free parking.

 

Future Plans:

Hackathons, Tech Festivals, Young Digital Makers

 

We look forward to seeing you.

Chelmsford Raspberry Jam 4

Sat 7th December 2019 11am-3pm
Chelmsford Library
Market Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH

A girls only STEAM based Raspberry Jam.

Code a Dance Party 11am-12pm – Beginners

Code a Dance Party to share with your friends. Featuring Katy Perry, Madonna, J. Balvin, Sia, Keith Urban, Ciara, and 25 more!

Link

Create interactive works of art 11am-12pm – Intermediate to Advanced

Create interactive works of art inspired by famous artists using Processing coding.

Link

Do your bit for nature 12pm-1pm Beginners to Advanced

Work in a team to combine creativity and technology to create solutions for the Global Goals “Life on land” and “Life below water” using the Microbit.

Link

Frozen with Anna and Elsa 1.30pm-2.30pm Beginners

Code with Anna and Elsa as they explore the magic and beauty of ice. You will create snowflakes and patterns as you ice-skate and make a winter wonderland that you can then share with your friends !

Link

Interactive Storyteller 1.30pm-2.30pm Intermediate to Advanced

Use Python code to create a story and make the story change each time it runs. Then, remix the code to write your own story. Storyteller was created by New York Times bestselling author Miriam Peskowitz, based on her book Code Like a Girl. This hour of code is awesome for people who like to write.

Link

Drop in activities 11am-3pm unstructured activities for people to drop in or work on for longer as they wish with less supervision or bring their own.

Code the OhBot robot to talk, move and change eye colours using simple Scratch like block. Can you work out how to use the Python interface ?

Link

Ozobots: Start coding screen-free, by drawing Color Codes that tell your Ozobot what to do. Color Codes teach basic coding concepts like cause/effect, critical thinking, and debugging. Can you work out how to use the Scratch programming interface ?

Electrical Circuit bending – play with batteries, motors, wires, LEDs

Bring your own tech – Feel free to bring laptop, tablet, phone, lego robotics, Sphero, Snap circuits, Harry Potter Wand, Kano, Rasperry Pi/Microbit/Ardiuno, projects, Cosmo/ Vector robots, VR headsets, 3D printers etc. to work on, show others, teach others and collaborate with, discover more advanced things it can do, get help from others.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

You can attend all or part of the day.

Raspberry Jam Safeguarding

 

Directions

Chelmsford Library is located in the centre of Chelmsford close to the railway station.
There is a park and ride scheme which is easy to use and drops you outside the library. £1.50 for adults and £1 for children

Feel free to bring food / drink.

 

Digital Dance

We’re looking to mix dance, music, theatre, performance, science and digital art.

Contact us to get involved.

 

Microbits can be easily programmed and connected to person. They have accelerometers which can sense motion and direction and send this over radio to another Microbit which can communicate with a PC/Mac over USB (serial).

https://github.com/whaleygeek/microbit-midi-guitar

Here are two Microbits sensing the electronic circuit made by touching copper tape connected to the Microbits.

Data is then sent over Midi to Garage Band on a Mac to produce the music.

Microbits have a 5 by 5 red LED grid. Microbits are strapped to ankles and wrists. Long exposure creates light trails. Video shows positions moving in darkness. It needs a better camera with longer exposure to “draw a picture”.

We can investigate forces, acceleration, angular momentum, and other science by graphing the Microbit accelerometer reading and comparing to the video.

 

It may be possible to use the readings to give a real time feedback to the dancer on incorrect positions and movements.

 

Neopixels are controllable LEDs which can create 16 million different colours (255 levels of Red Green Blue) and are very bright. Colours can change depending on different algorithms eg. over time or movement.

Microbits and other controllers eg. Gemma can be sown into clothes using conductive thread, but it is prone to coming lose especially with movement.

Arduino + MPU6050 :

https://ipsystems.co.uk/index.php?id=425

Movement controlling musical attributes.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Microbit-Midi-CC-Wireless-Controller/

Artificial Intelligence can use webcam video to do live body mapping and send positions of limbs.

Outputs could include lights, music, robotics, visualisations, projection mapping, virtual reality, augmented reality.

There are some fun beginner code dance moves.

Hour of Code: Dance Party

 

 

 

Essex 2020 Year of Science and Creativity

Essex 2020: Year of Science and Creativity is an Essex-wide, year-long celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) showcasing the county’s pioneering and inventive spirit through a series of meaningful events, exhibitions, projects and curated opportunities.

It aims to engage, motivate, challenge and inspire children and their families, adult learners, business professionals and entrepreneurs about all things STEAM related. The year-long programme will be rooted around a number of flagship events, not least the British Science Festival coming to Chelmsford in September 2020 and features science, engineering, the arts, cultural events, festivals and community projects.

2020 is the 100th year anniversary of Marconi, the 400th year anniversary of the sailing of Mayflower and the 100th year anniversary of HMS Beagle.

March 2020 – Essex Book Festival

Building on the success of our science strand with our Science & the Imagination Day at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. In 2019, there were fun experiments with Sandford Mill, Slime making workshops, Mad Science shows, author talks and Ozobots and Code Club with Essex Libraries.

March 2020 – Raspberry Jam Tech Festival

Family fun STEAM activities with Raspberry Pi, Microbits, coding and digital art.

British Science Festival 2020 – Anglia Ruskin University , Chelmsford

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. The Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Each year, there is an inspiring programme of free events to the public over four or five days, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. Talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science in the broadest sense, promising something for everyone!

Space Chase coding

We’ll be running a number of Space Chase coding activities on Tuesdays 6th and 13th August 2019 in Basildon Library.

BRING FOOD AND DRINK FOR THE DAY, NO NEED TO PRINT TICKETS

Please register for a compulsory adult/child entry ticket per person attending. You will need to answer diversity and inclusivity demographic questions and photo/video consent. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you can’t make it but want to be invited to future events, please register the appropriate ticket.

Tuesday 6th August 2019 – 3pm-7.30pm
Basildon Library / CreatorSpace

3.00pm-3.30pm Helper meetup
If you would like to help (aged 9yrs+), please arrive at 3pm for a quick run through of what will be happening.

3.30pm-3.40pm Sorting algorithms, line up by age, name, shoe size….

3.40pm-4.30pm Coding with Barbie 6yrs+
Learn coding and explore being an astronaut with Barbie
For beginners

4.30pm-4.40pm “Space Girls” Film
During a sleepover, four 9-year-old girls obsessed with space embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. When Dad returns home, what will become of their mission ?

4.40pm-4.45pm Astro Pi Film
Canadian astronaut Jenni Sidey inspires young women in science and tech with Astro Pi. Southend Tech will run AstroPi Mission Zero at a later date and children can have their code run on the International Space Station by an astronaut.

4.45pm-5.00pm Astro Pi hardware and space science

5pm-5.30pm Astronaut reaction timer / gravity 8yrs+
Learn about the effects of gravity and how to simulate them with code.
Learn about Astronaut reaction times, and distances traveled by the International Space Station in that time, by creating a reaction time game in Scratch.

General hacking 5.30pm-7.30pm 8yrs+
Continue with coding, 3D print your own key ring, work on your own project or general hacking in the Creatorspace.

Tuesday 14th August 2019 – 3pm-7.30pm
Basildon Library / CreatorSpace

3.00pm-3.30pm Helper meetup
If you would like to help (aged 9yrs+), please arrive at 3pm for a quick run through of what will be happening.

3.30pm-5.00pm Microbit blocks coding
Learn to create patterns and animations which react to movement, buttons, touch. See some colourful lights controlled by Microbits.

General hacking 5.00pm-7.30pm 8yrs+
Continue with coding, 3D print your own key ring, work on your own project or general hacking in the Creatorspace.

3D printing, design, modeling, scanning, 360 video and VR in Southend / Essex

Southend Coding VR, AR, Unity, 3D, 360 Meetup
Monday 9th December – 7pm-9pm
The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend
Researching and collaborating different ways to code VR,AR,3D,360
See Southend Coding Meetup for more details.

 

Here are some companies who do 3D printing, scanning, design, VR and modeling in the Southend area.

Coulter Action Ltd

Motion graphics content creation.

Digital Asset Emporium

Designs 3d models of objects.

Bubble Image

4k 360 degree video live streaming and creates VR/apps.

3D Filaprint

3d printing filament and 3d design and modelling.

The Stage House UK

Live streaming and digital media production.

Miru 3D

Photo scanning to create fully immersive 3D models and maps. Think Google Streetview in your venue.

CVM Marketing

3D media for advertising and promotion.

Pixel VR

VR arcade with multiplayer games and rooms.

Funky Gorilla Games

An independent Southend games studio specialising in fun mobile games, VR/AR games and experiences.

3Ative

A production studio offering 3D Animation, Video Production, Digital Editing, Visual Effects and more in Westcliff.

Vincent McAtamney

AR VR Immersive Tech and Home Cinema consultant working with businesses in and around Essex.

The VR Space

Virtual Reality space in Chelmsford with all the latest headsets and games.

BBVR

Canvey Island VR games, experiences, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and development.

Premier Computers

VR experience in the Southend shop.

Elite Gamer

Games arcade with VR.

NHDesign3D

3D printing and CAD modeling.

 

Southend Smart City Raspberry Jam Tech Festival

Sunday 3rd March 2019 10.00am-4.30pm
The Hive Enterprise Centre,
Victoria Avenue,

Southend-on-Sea,
Essex, SS2 6EX

 

We ran a large Southend Smart City Raspberry Jam Tech Festival with over 200 people attending in partnership with Southend on Sea Borough Council and kindly sponsored by The Hive Enterprise Centre, Southend.

 

 

 

It will showcase tech projects from local companies, enthusiasts and children like robots, 3D printing, laser cutting art, drones, Raspberry Pi and Microbit projects; have interesting tech talks on Smart Cities, challenge dementia competition, and other interesting tech topics.

We are fortunate to have the council attend with their £15,000 Pepper robot to give us the low down on how they are using tech to turn Southend into a Smart City, their future plans and how you can get involved.

Please register for a compulsory adult/child entry ticket per person attending.
You will need to answer diversity and inclusivity demographic questions.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

If you can’t make it but want to be invited to future events, please register the appropriate ticket.
We are looking for people to give 20 min talks, show projects and company stands and the booking form will ask you for details.

Hear from Canadian Astronaut Jenni Sidey why children should do the Astro Pi “Your Code in Space” activity.
At 1.10 you can see the Astro Pi computers on the International Space Station running children’s code.

360 degree 4K live streaming camera.

Parking sensor IoT project.

 

 

 

Self built robot made with shampoo bottles, servos and Microbits.
(we’ll be doing a workshop on how to do this in the future).

Raspberry Pi flying rotor project. (think drone but flys off)

Learn to code a low cost Oh Bot robot and then try using the £15,000 Pepper Robot.

Please share this page on social media and retweet this tweet to help publicise the event :

Here are some tweets from last year :

 

We made it on the Raspberry Pi blog

 

 

 

Photo at top of page

 

 

 

Raspberry Pi Safeguarding Policy

 

Equipment Sponsor :

 

Venue Sponsor:

Hour of Code: Dance Party

Code a Dance Party to share with your friends.
Featuring Katy Perry, Madonna, J. Balvin, Sia, Keith Urban, Ciara, and 25 more!

 

This workshop will be repeated at the Southend Raspberry Jam.

A one hour activity with follow on activities.
Sorting participants – by age, name, height and some hardware like Raspberry Pi, Microbits and robots to give participants an idea of what will be coming up in the large Southend “Smart City” Raspberry Jam on Sunday 3rd March (details here).

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested age 7yrs+.

Basildon Library

Saturday 2nd February 2019 – 12pm – 2pm

Westcliff Library

Saturday 9th February 2019 – 10.30am – 12.30pm

Rochford Library

Tuesday 19th February 2019 – 12pm – 2pm

 

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