Author: Andrew Oakley

Mini Maker Competition

Hear ye, hear ye!! This is to announce an exciting event that will be taking place at Cotswold Raspberry Jam on Saturday 23rd September 2017. We will be running a mini-maker competition for all children who are (or were) in

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Workshop files for March 2017 now available

Workshop files for our 25 March 2017 event are now available from: cotswoldjam.org/downloads/2017-03 These include: • GPIOZero Lego Traffic Lights – by Andrew Oakley • GUIZero Cat Name Generator – Pictures, Buttons and Colours in Python – by Laura Sach

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How to update Raspberry Pi Raspbian operating system software

You don’t need to bring your own Raspberry Pi to our tutorial workshops, but if you do, you’ll need to make sure your Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian software is up-to-date. Your Raspberry Pi will need to be connected to the internet

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Dates for 2017

Our event dates for 2017 are: Sat 28 Jan Sat 25 March Sat 24 June Sat 23 Sept Sat 25 Nov Tickets will usually be available 4 weeks before each event, sometimes earlier. Please join our mailing list to be

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Files for Jan 2017 tutorials now available

Downloads for the tutorials/workshops from our Saturday 28 January 2017 event are now available: • www.cotswoldjam.org/downloads/2017-01 These include: • Distance Sensor tutorial – how to wire up the super-cheap HC-SR04 distance sensor and take readings with Python using GPIOZero. Also

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Photo Competition 2017

We need some photos of Gloucestershire and Cotswold landmarks to use as desktop backgrounds for our custom distributions of the Raspberry Pi operating system, Raspbian, for our events this year. We include our workshop/tutorial files, WiFi setup etc. with these

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Downloads for Workshops – Nov 2016

Downloads to support the tutorials for our Saturday 26 November event are now available: • http://www.cotswoldjam.org/downloads/2016-11/ This includes: • Scratch Balloon Drop Maths Quiz by Steve Martin • Buzz Wire electronics & Python tutorial by David Pride • Minecraft Dungeon

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Raspberry Pi Christmas 2016 Buyers’ Guide

This list is outdated; see our Raspberry Pi Christmas Shopping Wishlist 2018 If you’re completely new to the Raspberry Pi, here are my recommendations for UK purchases for Christmas 2016. All prices include VAT and mainland UK P&P unless otherwise

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Photos of Sat 24 Sept event

Photos from our Saturday 24 September 2016 event are now available on our Facebook group. You don’t need to join our group to view them. • https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1209626345777333 Thanks to Paul Collins for the photos.

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September 2016 tutorial downloads

Code samples and PDFs for our Sat 24 Sept 2016 tutorial sessions are now available: http://www.cotswoldjam.org/downloads/2016-09 All our code & documents are public domain and you are encouraged to copy, re-use and edit them in any way you like, without

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