Southend Smart City Raspberry Jam Tech Festival

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

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.

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