Sheffield Raspberry Jam

Date/Time: 
Thursday 19 March 2015, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue:
Room 9130, Cantor Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB

Abstract

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It's capable of doing everything you'd expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.

What's more, the Raspberry Pi has the ability to interact with the outside world, and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects, from music machines and parent detectors to weather stations and tweeting birdhouses with infra-red cameras.

Call for projects: As the Raspberry Pi celebrates its third birthday and around 4.5 Million sales we showcase some of the interesting projects by local enthusiasts. Come along and see what people have created, meet other makers, or contact us to showcase your project (e-mail: Neil Bizzell).