Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jams are community events for people to come together to learn about digital making with Raspberry Pi. Jam events come in all shapes and sizes: workshops for beginners, drop-in sessions to work on your own projects, show-and-tell, talks, and more. A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share. Jams are welcoming events where you’ll meet and learn from like-minded people in a friendly environment.

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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: jam@raspberrypi.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
  • 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. Projects are available in multiple languages. These include:

  • Controlling a traffic lights sequence
  • Make Random Sparkles on the Sense HAT
  • Modding Minecraft with Python

Access the worksheets online
Download printable worksheets
Help translate the worksheets

To celebrate the Raspberry Pi’s sixth birthday, we coordinated Raspberry Jams all over the world to take place over the Raspberry Jam Big Birthday Weekend on 3–4 March 2018.

Raspberry Jam Birthday Weekend