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.
Minecraft is always a big crowd pleaser these days – but here we show the kids the ‘ninja code moves’ ; python programming is powerful.
PiHut are regular sponsors of events across the country – always lots of tempting Raspberry Pi addons to be had.
Robotic Arm controlled through Terminal ; pure command line. This shows the versatility of the Raspberry Pi Platform.
We’re not sure what Jim is doing !?!? Covering up accidental damage ??
Me and Aaron from PiSupply testing the PiPiano
Soldering Workshop very busy and generously sponsored by PiHut
Pi-Top demonstrating 3D printing and more impressively how to print your own Pi Laptop !
Aber SailBot team is impressive ; plans to cross the Atlantic with a Pi Powered autonomous ‘SailBot’ is an impressive task.
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 !!
Aaron from PiSupply and Zachary plotting something with Zach’s brilliant PiPiano
Jim Darby or @HackerJimbo has ventured to quite a few events and Jams ; he has led some great workshops at CamJam.
Zachary demonstrating his PiPiano
Red Pill or Blue Pill ? Enter the Matrix through Virtual Reality 😛
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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