Thank you to every body who came.
Indeed 63 attended from a registration of 70, so not a bad turn out.
The Surrey & Hampshire Hackspace
came in force with their projects and enthusiasm which was great.
brought along his Big Traks which once again were a great hit with everybody and I saw a number of people playing his Simon Game
showed proximity sensors, Simon Game, LCD panel being driven by the Raspberry Pi and Wii remote controlling the Raspberry Pi over Bluetooth.
brought along his weather station with multiple analog inputs built so that each sensor was modular and so the station could be built in stages and expanded as needed
[urlhttp://tvrrug.org.uk/]Thames Valley RepRap User Group[/url]
had a 3D printer on display. The Surrey and Hampshire Hackspace had one set up also printing a Raspberry Pi case.
has his traffic light and parking sensor kits.
who I found out is the webmaster for the Raspberry Jam Website
was demonstrating programming in Minecraft. At one point there was a mighty battle between Neil and a girl where she was trying to trap Neil.
There were a number of other projects shown including a quick2wire remote car, stepper motor vehicle and Timelapse slider
Also, a new board/shield for called PiBot that had connectors for 2 stepper motors and analog inputs. The great thing with the PiBot is that it sits on top of the Raspberry Pi and has the space for a 170 hole breadboard making for a fantastically compact development board.
I had the please of speaking to a number of people who are actively working to improve computing in schools, either through Code Club
, Coder Dojo
So, a huge amount of interest in forwarding the core reason the Raspberry Pi exists. Getting kids interested and excited by computing.
Overall, from the feedback it felt like a fun and successful Raspberry Jam.
Roll on the next one.