Year: 2015

Events for 2016

Our plan for events in 2016 is as follows: Sat 30 Jan, then 3 month break (avoid Easter weekend in March) Sat 30 April, then 2 month break Sat 2 July, then 3 month break (avoid University closure & family

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Building Block Traffic Lights tutorial

The worksheet and sample code for our LEGO® Traffic Lights tutorial from September 2015 is now available: This tutorial requires: 1 red LED, 5mm 1 yellow LED, 5mm 1 green LED, 5mm LEGO® Technic brick 4×1 studs (3 Technic

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Bring your own Pi to our tutorials

For our Sat 26 Sept 2015 event, you’ll be able to bring your own Raspberry Pi to our tutorial sessions, as our new venue is much larger. We’ll be providing 6 tutorial machines for those without Pis, which at two

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New Venue!

We’re delighted to announce that the University of Gloucestershire has kindly agreed to host us from this Autumn. Events will be at the newly refurbished computing facility at Park Campus, Cheltenham and, assuming building work has finished and the paint

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LED birthday candle tutorial

The worksheet, sample code and the public domain “Good Morning To All” music file are now available for our LED Birthday Candle Tutorial from April 2015. This tutorial was remarkably successful given that it was fairly ambitious. We were

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GPIO Electronics Kit 01

We are selling electronics kits for Raspberry Pi GPIO projects on a trial basis at our event on Saturday 18 April 2015 in Cheltenham. A limited run of 10 kits will be available for £5 per kit. Maximum one kit

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Donations, Tutorials and the new Raspberry Pi 2

As you may have heard, the new Raspberry Pi 2 was released this morning. That would explain why I was able to purchase a Raspberry Pi 1 B+ for less than £21 yesterday! The new model looks great and is

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Minecraft coding tutorials

Worksheets for our January 2015 Raspberry Pi Minecraft coding tutorials are now available from: These include original tutorials from Cotswold Jam STEM ambassador Steve Martin, plus a revised version of Martin O’Hanlon’s popular beginner’s tutorial.

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Win a Raspberry Pi computer and learn Minecraft coding

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by Andrew Oakley website: press release date: Thu 22 Jan 2015 event: Cotswold Raspberry Jam, Sat 31 Jan 2015, 1pm, 95 Promenade, Cheltenham Click here for free event tickets CHELTENHAM Computer enthusiasts

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