8th October Jam

It’s finally here! Our 3rd Raspberry Jam for Ipswich.

We have had to add another workshop for beginners in the afternoon as the morning one sold out. However, do come along even if you have not got a space, as there are plenty of people who will show you what to do and how the Raspberry Pi is set up and works. The day is very agile and you won’t miss out as we have lot’s of people with Raspberry Pi’s set up on tables and displaying some really cool projects. If you don’t get to find out, you can always come along to a weekly Maker Space evening in Ipswich for more help.

Please do make sure you have booked your free entrance ticket. We also have the great news that we will have a cafe on the day so you don’t need to travel far for your lunch. Unfortunately the mind controlled slot car racing people have had to pull out but everything else is all going well!

We look forward to seeing you on the day, please do sign up to our mailing list for additional and future events!

Parking is off Long St in the car park across the road from the Waterfront building. Free for Maker Space members and people coming to the Raspberry Jam event.

Schedule of Events

This is subject to change at anytime

Talks in Lecture Room 1

10:10 – 10:30: Welcome talk by the Pi Jam organisers
10:30 – 11:00: Introduction to the Raspberry Pi – By Vincent Willcox of Ipswich Makerspace
11:15 – 12:00: Making and Makerspaces – By Steve Chalkley of Ipswich Makerspace
12:15 – 13:00: Learning with the Raspberry Pi – How I built a robot that taught me to code – By Keith Ellis of Ipswich Makerspace
15:00 – 15:45: Matthew Applegate from the Creative Computing Club

Workshops in Lecture Room 2

11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to Scratch & LED’s – By Vincent Willcox & Jonathan Leach of the Ipswich Makerspace
14:00 – 15:00 Introduction to Scratch & LED’s – By Vincent Willcox & Jonathan Leach of the Ipswich Makerspace

Main Hall

Show and Tells going on all day with members of the Ipswich Makerspace & friends will be available, so stop us and ask lots of questions.

Show and Tells will include

  • Fritz the Talking Head.
  • Wiring simple LED’s and Python programming.
  • Quad copter radio controlled flight controls simulator.
  • 3D Printers and a CNC machine.
  • HUGE LED Screen made from “Neo-Pixel strips”
  • APRS tracking with a Raspberry Pi.
  • Ipswich Library staff with Scratch and Python Programming.
  • Ipswich Makerspace’s prize winning Pi Wars Robots.
  • Transmit around the world on amateur radio with a Raspberry Pi.


See you then – Amateur radio users can call in on PO or DH4 on site.

Andy Proctor

Newly appointed dad, loving what the Raspberry Pi can do, inspired to learn Python by what I see people doing with Raspberry Pi's all over the world. Set young people a task and by trying to achieve it, they learn how to solve it and how they adapted and evolved their thinking to get it finished (or something else that's cooler!)