Northern Ireland Jam: 14th January 2017

@gbaman1 row to me self! 😄 pic.twitter.com/OdxVZPmpu8 — Bethanie Fentiman (@bfentiman) January 14, 2017 So, during Black Friday 2016, Ryanair were doing cheap return flights to Belfast in January. I knew Andrew (Northern Ireland Jam Organiser) was doing a Jam in January and that he’d been annoying me to come and visit, which every other time I’d been brushing off with “I can’t afford it”. So during the Ryanair sale, I thought I’d take the chance and A) fly on my own for the first time and B) go and what mayhem Andrew gets up to during his Jam. So…

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Wizard Chess Tour Leg 4: Wat Tyler Centre

Good time at local Raspberry Jam, well done @SouthendTech Good to meet @bfentiman again, also @BoswellsComp & @duck_star pic.twitter.com/vANdWso0dK — ed bye (@ByeEd2) December 18, 2016 Wizard Chess was on the road again, just this time in my car with me driving. This time the Harry Potter chess playing contraption went to the Wat Tyler Centre in Pitsea Essex on the 18th December. Being my first time on a motorway, first time driving longer than going to work, first time driving in a county other than Kent and my first time through the Dartford Tunnel I left stupidly early and…

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Wizard Chess

I’ve had this idea for nearly a year now that the version of chess in the Harry Potter series should be made a reality. I knew that due to my inexperience of using the Raspberry Pi and my lack of knowledge about the game of chess or electronics, this project was going to be challenging project but I still felt that it was something that could be achieved using the contacts and resources I had at my disposal. I’ve been meaning to find a reason to fully complete this project, I thought that my A Level coursework would be the…

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First Kent Jam

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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