Come one, come all to the Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam!
In collaboration with the School of Physics and Mathematics at Queens, Farset Labs and the Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam team, these free monthly events involve tinkering, coding, electronics and generally just having a stack of fun making stuff!Whether you want to try out computer programming for the first time, hack some electronics or just generally have some fun inventing, we have something for everyone!All equipment is provided and we have activities for ages 6-106, from complete beginners right up to seasoned Pi experts. Plus, like all our Raspberry Jam events, it is completely free!So what are you waiting for?
What is a Raspberry Jam?
A Raspberry Jam is an event for kids/adults of all ages to come together and learn a bit more about the Raspberry Pi and coding/electronics in general.
I have no previous experience with coding/electronics/Raspberry Pi?
That is no problem! All our Raspberry Jams are suited for beginners, right up to Pi exports, plus all equipment is provided. All you need to bring is yourself.
How can I get there? Can I take public transport?
The new Maths and Physics Teaching Building is very easy to get to by car, or by public transport.
Park at the McClay Library car pack. If it is full, then there is plenty of additional car parking in the surrounding side streets.
Travel to Botanic station, then walk up Botanic street towards Queens University. The new Physics Teaching Building is directly opposite the entrance to the McClay library.
How often to do these Raspberry Jam events run?
The Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam runs on the 2nd Saturday of every month (excluding July/August) throughout the year. They are free as well and involve new workshops/activities each month. Details - https://niraspberryjam.eventbrite.co.uk
You can also add our provisional future Jams calendar to yours by clicking here (or simply view it here).
What age range is this event suitable for?
All of our Raspberry Jam events are suitable for kids as young as 6, right up to adults of 106! Although the majority of the attendees at the Raspberry Jam events are young people, they are open to adults as well, especially parents of kids attending.
Note - By attending this event, you provide express permission to photographs/videos being taken and used by the Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam team. If this is an issue, please inform one of the team on your arrival.
Note that normal Farset Labs Child Protection policy applies. This includes that all children under the age of 14 must have a designated guardian in on site for the entire event.
We also require children aged between 14 and 17 (inclusive) parents are within 10 minutes from venue and can be easily contactable in event of an emergency.
This event is run in collaboration with the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queens University and the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queens University.
The Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam wouldn't be possible without support from Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Northern Ireland Department of Communities, Nitec Solutions and Farset Labs.