South Essex Raspberry Jam

A Christmas Raspberry Jam with Essex Fablab and Southend Tech as part of the free Wat Tyler Country Park Community Christmas day.

Sunday 18th December 2016 11am – 4pm

Cordite Room
Wat Tyler Centre
Wat Tyler County Park
Pitsea Hall Lane
SS16 4UH

10 year old Scratch expert ready to help with programming on the Raspberry Pi using Scratch, a simple programming language.
Marc @ukgrossman from London Code Club looking at Bethanie’s amazing Wizard Chessย  – Raspberry Pi controlled chess board for her A-level project.

3D printed on the day – a Christmas cone with LEDs.

Programming coloured LEDs using Raspberry Pi and Python GPIO Zero library.

My World of Atom’s amazing award winning educational app, design by 13 and 15 year old brother and sister. Learn chemistry by building molecules out of atoms with an addictive game for Android and iPhone.

More photos of the day from the Evening Echo – the last photo is a 3D printed cathedral with coloured LEDs.

Location and Parking

Wat Tyler Country Park is located 1.1 miles South of Pitsea Railway Station which is just off the Pitsea junction of the A13. Go to the second large building and park there. (past the first large Heritage Centre – which also has parking you can use)

Show and tell

Wizard Chess – an amazing Raspberry Pi powered chess set which moves the pieces as if by magic – inspired by Harry Potter and featured on the Raspberry Pi blog.

Tubular Bells – play a tune on a giant musical instrument controlled by servos and an Arduino.

3D printers – see lots of different 3D printers and items designed and printed.

Raspberry Pi – learn to program the Raspberry Pi computer.

Impossible Klein Bottle – a 3D printed bottle with only one side – the inside is the outside ???

BBC MicroBit – new mini computer which was given out free to one million school children.

Drones – build amazing flying machines

My World of Atoms – award winning app to learn about the periodic table, built by 13 and 15 year old brother and sister team.

SonicPi – easy to learn musical programming language, with the song composed by Southend school children which won the competition to be played by Tim Peake in space.

3D printed hand – designed as a replacement limb for children born without a hand.

AstroPi – Raspberry Pi computer with sensor addon board as used by Tim Peake on the International Space Station

Christmas Light projects – lots of blinkies

Engimake Robot – an easy to program robot now on Kickstarter.

Other Family Events

Wat Tyler Community Christmas day will have lots of other free family events all day from 11am – 4pm.

Christingles, Lantern Making, Carol Singing, Mulled Drinks & Minced Pies, Face Painting, Story Telling and a Candle Light Procession – A great FREE day out for the whole family.

Carol singing throughout the day by The Living World Community Church.
Basildon Heritage photographic display and talks in Cooper’s Cottage.
Fondant Fleur, our resident cake lady will be selling cakes and bakes in The Barn, where you can have a go at icing the gingerbread men and more.

11.15am – Living World Community Church Christingles, Crafts and Carol Singing in The Nobel Room, Wat Tyler Centre.
11.30am – Holly Cottage opens for mulled juice and nibbles.
12midday – 3.00pm – Pond dipping, Candle making and lantern making.
12midday – 4.00pm – “The Night Before Christmas…”, story-telling in Blunt’s Cottage with the Wat Tyler Countryside Education Team, (sessions will start every hour on the hour).
3.30pm – The Arts Labyrinth will open for face-painting and crafts (*charges apply for craft activities*) See around their cottage and warm yourself by the fire.
4.00pm – Lantern Procession starts from Blunt’s Cottage.
Wat Tyler

Wat Tyler


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