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Jamming and Planning

  • Oct 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This event will be both a Jam and also a planning session for a bigger Jam!

Special guest will be Dave Akerman who will talk to us about his amazing Raspberry Pi project beating Felix Baumgartner's 39km skydive with a Teddy Bear.

If you already have a Pi bring along your projects to show everyone else. If you don't have a Pi, or have one and don't know what to do with it, bring along your questions and enthusiasm!

The venue is in the Southwark Rooms downstairs bar, which is a large room with booths round the sides, ideal for setting up demos on each table. However there is only one big screen, so if you can bring a monitor along that would be very useful.

We will also be discussing plans for a bigger, more child friendly, London Raspberry Jam. If you know of a suitable venue or want to volunteer to help, make yourself known.

Hope to see lots of you there, brimming with ideas!



(Kuba's orginal message, for info)

Hi, All

Something need to be done about this meetup. 

4 months ago I saw that this group is going to be deleted in 24 hours and I decided to keep it going and I stepped up as an organizer just to save it. Some time after this I left London so I am not really the best guy to revive this and organize Raspberry Jams. I would love to step down.

[shameless plug on]

Having said that I am an organizer of Makerland ( - a new kind of event organized in Warsaw, Poland in March 2014. 3 days of talks and intensive workshops on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, robots and everything you can label as 'Internet of things'. 

The last conference I organized was DjangoCon( - just take a look to get a feeling of how awesome Makerland is going to be..

So if you're a beginner in IOT, Raspberry Pi etc, Makerland is a place for you. It's cheap and fast to get to Warsaw and you can find very affordable accomodation there.

[shameless plug off]

Getting back to meetup.. I am open to all scenarios. We could cancel this meetup, I step down and one of you could start organize another one. Alternatively you guys, could meet on 29th on October and talk about it. But I am afraid I won't be able to come.

Let me know what you think.

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  • Bryan H.

    Thanks Kuba for keeping the group alive!

    However it seems no one reads the discussion section:

    Can I suggest that if anyone wants to get together to discuss plans we do so at the next Raspberry Pint meeting on Tuesday 29th October:

    They already have a venue and Pi enthusiasts, so it's a good place to build from. Also by then the show I'm organising will be over and I might be able to devote a bit of time to the Jam.

    Now for another shameless, but more relevant, plug:

    Come see RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi:

    There will be robots :-)


    2 · October 7, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Thanks Matt for keeping the group alive! (Apologies to Bryan for the plagiarism)

      2 · October 24, 2013

    • frank t.

      You guys are brilliant.

      1 · November 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, guys, just wanted to let you know - tickets for Makerland Conference are now on sale -

    It's a great place to come, have fun and learn, we'll have 18 workshops including Raspberry Pi, Drone hacking, 3d modelling, 3d printing and.. building your own underwater robot. All of these avaiable also for very beginners so you could bring your significant other and have fun together! Hopefully see you there!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Andrew C.

    Excellent! Great speakers, interesting projects, and friendly folk as ever. Well done

    October 30, 2013

  • Margaret G.

    can't make it this time unfortunately, but looking forward to a future one.... I'm eager to start working with the Pi at my primary school Robots & Computers club!

    October 29, 2013

  • Andrew C.

    I'd love to come and have been asked to ask if any Pi'ers would be interested in helping introduce teachers & some students in North London STEM Clubs

    October 28, 2013

    • Andrew C.

      Project organized through STEMNet North London's Jonathan Gershon [masked] see also

      October 28, 2013

  • Kathryn P.

    Have finally got an RPi Project running at college, despite still being a noob!

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Bryan H.

      Yay, go Kathryn! :-)

      October 28, 2013

  • Matt M.

    RaspberryPint meetup thinks Raspberry Jam is really important. You can come to our next meetup to talk about Jam arrangements (and the Raspi). We've also got Dave Akerman talking about his 39km high teddy launcher.

    I do wonder if meetup is the best place to arrange and announce an event for children and teachers. However, if the group needs it I would be willing to add it to my organiser's dues.

    2 · October 12, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Neil, I'm not sure how effective that calendar (http://raspberryjam.o...­) is, they don't mention November's Portsmouth Jam (http://gewports-raspb...­), as listed on Eventbrite. If they can use iCal feeds (see bottom of­), they're probably able to embed the Meetup calendars.

      October 13, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      ...but then Portsmouth isn't listed on Rapsberry Jam's Eventbrite page (http://www.eventbrite...­) either, though other events are, which similarily aren't on its website calendar! Having used this site a lot, I'm not a Messup fan, but clearly the Pi does have a considerable presence (http://raspberry-pi.m...­). Anyway, good to see this group gets a link on http://raspberryjam.o...­ :-)

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to suggest we let this group go. People looking for a regular gathering can join the Raspberry Pint group. Then those interested in organising another Jam can do so offline and then announce as appropriate.

    October 11, 2013

    • Richard Ⓥ M.

      Not everyone is interested in going for a pint... as Matt can take this larger group on too, at no extra cost, for those that would rather have jam, it makes sense to keep the 2 groups (Personally, I'd like to hear of any Jam Meetups, but don't want to receive emails about the drinks ones).

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • David M.

    Bit far to travel...

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you have the ability, please add me as an organiser and I will then talk to Alan O'Donohoe about moving things forward. London does need a regular Raspberry Jam, just need to find a good regular venue.

    1 · October 7, 2013

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