Southend Raspberry Jam 11

Saturday 20th May 2017 10am-5pm

The Hive Enterprise Centre, (The Old Central Library)
Victoria Avenue,
Essex SS2 6EX

Please book on the booking form below if you wish to attend.
Details of what’s happening so far. (See below the booking form for photos of the last event) Photos of Jam 10 Photos of Jam 11


11.00 – Controlling the Raspberry Pi and Microbit using Bluetooth
11.30 – Keynote :
Microbit loans from Southend Libraries.
Raspberry Pi Pioneers competition for 11-16 year olds including vidoes and projects from Southend’s entries.
Southend’s Gigabit Internet Infrastructure.
12.00 – Artificial Intelligence and opportunities for startups.
12.30 – Lightning talks – unconference style :
ICT apprenticeship programmes.
PiWars Robot building
Making a simple electric circuit
Crowdfunding robot workshops in the 3rd world.
2.00 Professional, business, Pioneers, family networking.

Workshops – tickets will be available before the Jam
10.30 – 11.20 Beginners Scratch workshop mentored by local Code Club members.
12.00 – 12.50 Beginner Microbit PXT programming.
1.00 – 1.50 Learn beginner Python on the Microbit.
2.00 –Β  2.50 Intermediate Python

Projects on show
Raspberry Pi projects
Robots, Robots, Robots,
AIY – Voice controlled Raspberry Pi projects using Google AI.
IoT projects
Microbit projects including Simple Simon
MegaBit (A4 sized replica Microbit project)
Maidstone Hackspace Piwars robot
… so far

Beginners help desk
Raspberry Pi powered football robots competition
ICT apprenticeships
Rapid Electronics with bargins.
Market place
Help from The Hive Enterprise Centre (the venue) with business issues

Pioneers Competition for 11-16 year olds – #Makeitoutdoors
Come along to a Pioneers Event to make a digital making project and video about how you made it. Prizes include a day at Google HQ in London with the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Find out about the competition, meet potential team members, form a team, get advice, hear about the last round entries.

Microbits in Libraries launch
Southend Libraries supported by the Southend Raspberry Jam will be loaning Micro:bits to Southend/Essex/Thurrock Libraries card holders in the same manner as books are loaned.


We are still looking for people to give 25 min/ 10 min lightning talks, run / help with workshops, show their projects, sponsor and help the event go smoothly. Please book your ticket below and answer the questions if you can help.

Events are organised by a small number of volunteers in their spare time, so the more support offered, the better the event will be and the more regularly we can run events.

Please retweet this tweet. If you are tweet you are coming / what you are doing, we’ll retweet you if you mention @SouthendRPiJams and/or @SouthendTech . We’re also getting started on if you could share the announcement post there or this page.


Lots more coming as people offer help ….



Neil is bringing Raspberry Pi powered Robot Racing which he has built himself.




Last Raspberry Jam at The Hive :






Reviews from Love Southend of previous Raspberry Jams with more tweets below :

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Lots of buzz from the last Jam :




CrazySqueak is bring a new game to show.

Thanks to Enterprise4Good who run the Hive Enterprise Centre in Southend and sponsor the venue for free.

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