First Sittingbourne Jam: 10th December 2016

We’re a hub of activity this morning for the #RaspberryJam! So many great workshops and drop in activities to join in with #techtime #coding — Ideas Test (@IdeasTest) 10 December 2016 There’s Minecraft, robots and jelly babies galore in #No34 today – a digital event that’s fun and full of creative coding #SittingbourneJam — Ideas Test (@IdeasTest) 10 December 2016 Sittingbourne Jam 10th December 2016 So, after a few months of planning and a lot of trying to drum up attendees and volunteers we finally managed to pull of the first Sittingbourne Jam on 10th December 2016. After struggling to…

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First Langton Jam: 4th March 2016

On the 4th March, Kent Jams held a short Jam at the Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys in Canterbury. This was the first event of what may be a regular jam to co-inside with the school’s Public Viewing of the Observatory which occurs once a month from September to March (when it’s dark enough in the evening to view stars with the telescopes). As this was the first Jam we only carried out two activities to ensure that we knew what was going on and to trial run the possibility of continuing the partnership. Hacking Minecraft with Python As…

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Dreamland Makers Fair: 20th February 2016

The Kent Jams team were at the Dreamland Makers Fair organized by Bits and Bytes over the weekend spreading the Raspberry Pi madness further into Kent. We were using the Raspberry Pi DOTs Boards, now on sale here The kids thoroughly enjoyed the activity with many kids and many parents asking where to buy the boards and the price of them. We had a couple of teachers interested in buying a class set to use within their schools. All in all the Dreamland Makers Fair was a huge success and confirmed more that Kent needs a regular Raspberry Jam to…

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First Kent Jam: 30th January 2016

On the 30th January 2016 we held our first Kent Jam at the Gravesham Borough Council building. After a long and slow process of organising the event from before Christmas, the event went off without a major hitch. We had nearly all of the 50 tickets sold and a great turn out on the day. After long conversations with the Southend and Covent Garden Jam organisers we finally decided on a Minecraft, Sonic Pi and Astro Pi workshop. Hacking Minecraft with Python The Minecraft workshop aimed to teach people the basics of python coding while still having the fun of…

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