So yes – it’s official we ARE going to have a ‘Pi Jam’ in Croydon Saturday 25th October –  Huuzzzahhh !!


Official Croydon Jam Logo ©

First of all i need to thank everybody who has been helping and encouraging us to realise this great event – that’s not to say that there’s not work to do. We’ve had great support from the RaspberryPi Foundation , also the Cambridge Raspberry Jam plus a great number of individual ‘raspians’ – the list is long. We have secured a great venue at the LNK unit – Centrale in collaboration with the charity LivesNotKnives and I’m very excited to work with Margaret and Monique to pull this together. A special thank you to Michael Horne and Tim Richardson – I suppose my ‘apprentice ship’ at CamJam has paid off.

Monique and Margaret are running the Charity - KnivesnotLives, and the venue at Centrale in Croydon is great.

Monique and Margaret are running the Charity – LivesnotKnives; the LNK unit at Centrale in Croydon is a great venue.

Broadly speaking, as this is our first  Raspberry Pi Jam in Croydon  we will be covering entry level workshops for the Raspberry Pi and also beginner coding excercises. We have already secured speakers and workshop leaders from the Raspbery Pi foundation;
Carrie Anne Philbin and David Honess – more being confirmed as we speak.

  • Sonic Pi (confirmed)
  • GPIO use and components (Flux Capacitor)
  • Minecraft on Pi
  • Introduction to electronics
  • Soldering workshop (confirmed)

⚠️        All main workshops have now been confirmed .                     ⚠️
⚠️        Workshops MUST be booked separately (at no cost).

We will also have a Marketplace / Show & Tell  from a number of vendors (+ mystery guest) :

David Whale from IET
Pi-Top (build your own Raspberry Pi Laptop)
(all confirmed)

Tickets for admission and workshops available here and here under 16’s go free – as does vendors (no charges for workshops).


Trains: Trains from London Bridge to East & West Croydon every 10mins (direct);
Victoria – East Croydon every 10 mins.
Direct links to Epsom, Horsham, Brighton, Kings Cross, Luton, Bedford from East Croydon.



Full Address :

Centrale Shopping Centre
21 N End LNK Unit,
Upper Mall
CR0 1TY 

United Kingdom


Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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2 responses »

  1. Average Man says:

    Nice work Jar, looking forward to it. If there’s an average table available, I’ll have to get some new projects finished to display!

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