6th May 2017 Tickets!

We have the date set as Saturday the 6th of May 2017 and we have published the running order, confirmed the workshops and print the posters, we have published the tickets for purchase on-line with Eventbrite and again, there is no charge for this event. You can reserve your place at Eventbrite and our ‘specific workshops’ have already sold out to those who signed up to our mailing list at our previous events.

You can still get your day tickets for everything apart from workshops, including the presentations/speakers.

We have again secured the fantastic University Waterfront Building. Everyone from the Ipswich Maker Space is working hard on making sure that this Raspberry Jam is even bigger than any we have put on before. We hope that more people find out about the Raspberry Pi and what it can do, that they go off to create some cool projects and inspire others to put down their play stations and get coding their own games! Some of us have learned so much from computing and want to share this with the younger generation that might not have learned computer programming as we did in our youth.

Rapid Electronics Pop Up Shop IpswichWe are keen to give access to everyone and we are not charging to come along to our 4th Raspberry Jam event in Ipswich

What you can expect.

  • Retailers with kits and products for sale.
  • Maker Space members showing displays.
  • Show and tell from young peoples achievements.
  • Workshops and talks in the lecture theatre.
  • Working robots and interactive displays.
  • Examples of computer coding to tinker with and “Scratch”.
  • Practical problems solved with cheap components and wires.


You’re guaranteed to meet inspirational people to ask questions and quiz how it all works as well as seeing Raspberry Pi computers connected to all kinds of 3rd party kit making peoples lives more interesting. We are also very pleased that some of our visitors, that have been inspired to come along to previous Raspberry Jam events are going to be showing what they have created at this years event.

Vince and his Python programming IpswichCome and sit in on a presentation on the introduction to Raspberry Pi.

As ever Rapid will have a shop open on the day with Raspberry Pi’s for sale, components, kits and much more and some great (truly) discounts on old stock that are normally snapped up on the day.

To enable this Jam to be the best it can we are requesting help in terms of sponsorship and also marketplace sellers. Sponsorship of any form is welcome. The Event is being run by Ipswich Makerspace which is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by a small number of volunteers. Sponsorship will be used to provide equipment for the workshops and cover running costs of any further events.



This video was of our first event in 2015 at Ipswich Library…


If you’re into electronics and computer code, you don’t have to wait for our next event.  Come along and see what the Ipswich Makerspace do most weeks on their website http://ipswichmakerspace.com/  If you live further away, try http://www.hackspace.org.uk/view/Main_Page

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!)