Bristol Raspberry Jam


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by Kate_Heber » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:03 pm
Hi All,

A Bristol Raspberry Jam has been organized. We would be really excited to see you at Bristol and Bath Science Park on the 20th August.

We are seeking guest speakers that would like to talk/ demonstrate any projects you are working on, and express ideas you have for the future of the community... and of course network with other RPi enthusiasts!

The Heber team will be presenting the RPi with X10i a USB peripheral with controllable LED’s, RTC, Switches and Stepper motor control, and will be on hand to discuss compatibility with the credit-card sized computer.

If you would like a ticket, please apply here, they are going fast so don’t miss out!

http://raspberrybristol.eventbrite.com/
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by finnw » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 pm
Free tickets? Who is sponsoring this?
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by trevj » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:50 pm
finnw wrote:Who is sponsoring this?
I understand that the venue of Bristol & Bath Science Park is kindly being sponsored by them for this first meeting. No further sponsors (yet).
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by MattHawkinsUK » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:57 am
Today is the day!
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by roberthazelby » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:09 am
What an amazing night.

I just wanted to drop a quick message to thank those people who made it happen.

The range (old, young, male, female) and number of people there was simply stunning, and the stuff being demonstrated was amazing.

It made me think it was like Britain's version of the legendary Homebrew Computer Club (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homebrew_Computer_Club), and the venue looked like something out of Silicon Valley.

Here's hoping another event takes place in Bristol in the not too distant future.
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by liz » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Don't know if you guys saw this, but you made the local paper:

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/wants-sl ... story.html
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by MattHawkinsUK » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:44 am
I have finished uploading the full 85 minute talks video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLqjhRHO3d0

I thought I could add chapter marks but I must have imagined that YouTube feature. When I get a chance this evening I will list time stamps against the speaker list in the description.
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by teknoteacher » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:06 pm
Matt, the video is great thanks. I have added it to this post here that includes other links to photos, interviews etc.

http://raspberryjam.org.uk/blog/2012/08 ... -hd-video/
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by omenie » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:52 am
If there's a follow-up meeting in October I'll definitely bring along a Piana (see http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/08/piana- ... -rock-you/ and http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/08/r ... appearing/ ) and a loud amplifier (and hopefully a piano player, as my ham-fisted single finger noodlings are of little artistic merit) and if it's of interest I can prepare a slide deck on how she works.
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by mister_wavey » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:05 pm
be awesome to see Piana in action! I'll be there!
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by trevj » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:27 am
omenie wrote:If there's a follow-up meeting in October I'll definitely bring along a Piana (see http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/08/piana- ... -rock-you/ and http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/08/r ... appearing/ ) and a loud amplifier (and hopefully a piano player, as my ham-fisted single finger noodlings are of little artistic merit) and if it's of interest I can prepare a slide deck on how she works.

I see you've signed up for the Oct event, and now understand from John that you're who he was referring to at the launch Jam. This would be a great one to tell everyone about! Have you been in touch with Kate? If you're doing slides, I think we're after slightly shorter sessions than last time; aim just 5 mins before we move on to the next presenter. That'll be easier on the youngsters and give more time for 1-to-1 afterwards.
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by trevj » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:34 pm
For the benefit of anyone following this but not elsewhere, the second Bristol Raspberry Jam is arranged for Monday 15 October, again at 6pm.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/4388155090/

Additionally, we've been asked if any Jammers are willing and able to contribute to a couple of other events in Bristol:
  • My Future My Choice, Friday 19 October 2012, Mshed
  • Science City Bristol's Venturefest, Wednesday 07 November 2012, UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre
http://bristolraspjam.posterous.com/non ... -your-proj
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by gobbledigook » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:54 pm
this is excellent news!

i missed the 1st one, so am very excited :)
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by paulie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:26 pm
Can I give a big thankyou to all involved in the
Bristol Raspberry Jam last night.
It was well attended, & i'm sure we all learnt a lot.
I will try to get to the next one.
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by MattHawkinsUK » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:54 pm
Here are some photos from the Bristol Raspberry Pi Jam last night :

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/10/bristol-raspberry-pi-jam-october-2012/

As ever, it was worth attending and I got to share some ideas with people. You are unlikely to copy someone's project but there are always little bits and pieces you can draw inspiration from.

I filmed the presentations but I need some time to sort that out.
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by trevj » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:06 am
Thanks for the write-up/photos. Shame I missed most of it as I had to return home to put my son to bed - but no rush at all with the video, which I'll watch whenever you have time to see to it!

As you say in that blog post, "At some point before the next one there is going to be a meeting of minds to discuss what we can do to make the third Jam the best one yet." For those reading this who have ideas and/or would like to get involved, watch this space! Thanks to everyone who attended.
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by helpful » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:56 am
You could do what the last London Raspberry Jam did - nothing!

It had no agenda and no speakers, but simply said turn up with whatever project you've been playing with or any questions you have, and wander round talking to each other. It created a great atmosphere and they had to push people out the door about 10pm because no one wanted to stop :-)

The only thing is you will have to make sure there are plenty of monitors as they are a bit big for everyone to bring along.
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