Southend Makerspace

We’re running some Raspberry Jam / Makerspace events at The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend, SS0 7AB and Southend Library following the  Southend “Smart City” Raspberry Jam .

The Old Waterworks is located on the junction of North Road and Chelmsford Avenue and free parking is available. Please note that there is a new entrance to use just North of the junction towards the BP garage. Please check directions here before coming.

BBC Microbit, Raspberry Pi, AI, IoT, Smart Cities, Scratch, robots, electronics, Python coding.

Parents must accompany children and we are looking for volunteers to help mentor.


Previous Events

Here are some of the events we have ran at The Old Waterworks :

#ChallengeDementia hackathon with Essex County Council.

Southend Digital Professionals Tech Meetup is a monthly meetup on the first Thursday of the month :

Coding Southend Council’s Pepper robot :





Raspberry Pi Pioneers competition with Highly Commended entry PioneerHat :


Girls only creative tech group – Essex Steamettes who are doing a gesture controlled, interactive art / dance / theatrical performance project.