You could have done worse on a soggy London afternoon than taking a trip up to Whitechapel for a ‘Jam Packed’ Kano hack and code session. Even at the point of entering the space behind the Fox & Ginger pub I realised this was going to be a very busy event.
A very busy and successful London Jam – well done Team Kano !
Nice bright Orange Kano Kits generously decked out in the hall gave everyone an opportunity to have a go at a very well designed and engineered kit. A wide range of activities taking place – with a multitude of exciting hack and code kits apart from the Raspberry Pi.
The Star attraction was the brilliant Kano kit – fantastic involvement from all ages ; from ‘building’ the computer to boot up and coding.
So this was not a traditional Raspberry Jam as we know it as there was a range of other technologies on display ; Arduino , MakeyMakey , Virtual Reality and a great range of show and tell.
Interactive Banana’s !?!? Yup MakeyMakey is a great experimental Arduino based platform – here manipulating Minecraft with bananas !
The really important aspect of these events whether its Code Club or a ‘Raspberry Jam’ is the family involvement – no less so with this London Jam; Learning can be fun – even for us adults.
Great to see families involved – the enthusiasm is infectious; here exploring littlebits – a great kit for introduction to hardware hacking and coding.
There are always notable achievements and innovations demonstrated at Jam’s and events; Zachary Igielman brought his PiPiano; 14 years old and already a very promising developer. Another notable was Team Aber; Sailbot innovators – demonstrating a perfect marriage of traditional and new technology – very well presented; please support these guys.
Team Aber showing of on of their brilliant ‘Pi Powered’ SailBots , the team is currently working on a larger version that will cross the Atlantic – autonomously.
It was as usual also a chance to catch up with friends, fellow geeks and developers – exchange ideas or just have a geeky good time.
Robotic Arm controlled through Terminal ; pure command line. This shows the versatility of the Raspberry Pi Platform.
Jim Darby or @HackerJimbo has ventured to quite a few events and Jams ; he has led some great workshops at CamJam.
We’re not sure what Jim is doing !?!? Covering up accidental damage ??
PiHut are regular sponsors of events across the country – always lots of tempting Raspberry Pi addons to be had.
Soldering Workshop very busy and generously sponsored by PiHut
Mark, David (@rddave) and Frank (@fth_nix) are all involved in the ‘Pi-Community’ , looking forward to Frank’s Covent Garden Jam.
Introduction to Robotics for all the Family !!
Aber SailBot team is impressive ; plans to cross the Atlantic with a Pi Powered autonomous ‘SailBot’ is an impressive task.
Aaron from PiSupply and Zachary plotting something with Zach’s brilliant PiPiano
Zachary demonstrating his PiPiano
Red Pill or Blue Pill ? Enter the Matrix through Virtual Reality 😛
Minecraft is always a big crowd pleaser these days – but here we show the kids the ‘ninja code moves’ ; python programming is powerful.
Pi-Top demonstrating 3D printing and more impressively how to print your own Pi Laptop !
Me and Aaron from PiSupply testing the PiPiano
Infectious enthusiasm or what ?? Kids having a great time & learning at the same time !
Yes I know, it’s a radical concept 😛
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