Starting your own Raspberry Jam
If there isn’t a Jam in your area then you could try and organise one yourself! It’s not as hard as it might sound – the trick is to start small and build from there.
Raspberry Jam Guidebook
We’ve gathered advice from Jam Makers about how they run their Jams and compiled it into a guidebook. It contains advice and tips on everything from finding a venue and volunteers to activities you can put on at your Jam and marketing the event too. There are handy checklists through too so you can be sure you won’t forget anything. We’re really happy to chat through any ideas you might have and provide support as you plan your jam – just get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the Guidebook
Raspberry Jam Starter kit
When you have decided on a date and venue and you have submitted your event to the calendar and map of Jam events you can request your free Raspberry Jam starter kit. This kit contains a whole range of things to help you run your Jam and make it a fun experience for those who attend.
The Raspberry Jam starter kit contains:
- Three different laminated worksheets for beginners (10 of each)
- Pi-stop traffic light boards
- GPIO Pin labels
- Raspberry Pi Projects book (UK only)
- The MagPi magazine issue
- Hello World magazine issue
- Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 disc
- Leaflets about Raspberry Pi for your attendees (UK only)
- Raspberry Pi stickers
- Raspberry Jam stickers
- Badges for your volunteers
Apply for your Jam starter kit
Raspberry Jam branding
You can download a folder of templates to make a Jam logo and posters to promote your Jam in your local area. The templates are available for GIMP, Word and Photoshop. Also included are guidelines and font files.
Download the branding pack
Short worksheets for Jams
We’ve created some worksheets for short activities which are ideal for your Jam. You can download the PDFs and print them out. These include:
- Controlling a traffic lights sequence with GPIO Zero
- Make Random Sparkles on the Sense HAT
- Modding Minecraft with Python
Download the worksheets
To celebrate the Raspberry Pi’s sixth birthday, we’re coordinating Raspberry Jams all over the world to take place over the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend, 3–4 March 2018.
Raspberry Jam Birthday Weekend