Raspberry Jam!

Sat, September 2
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


September 2// 1-5 PM

A Raspberry Jam is a place for the community to share knowledge, learn new things, and meet other people interested in the Raspberry Pi. At the Jam you can find out more about the Raspberry Pi, learn what you can do with it, and meet like-minded people.

See what you can do with a Raspberry Pi!
Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive computer that you can use to learn coding and robotics. It’s also great for many amazing projects! Come learn more about it and share what you’ve learned!

There will be something for everyone at this free event. If you’re just getting started or an experienced maker, you’ll find interesting people and projects. All ages are welcome! Workshops are paced for teens and adults, if you are bringing a younger child please be prepared to work with them during the workshop.


Want your own Raspberry Jam T-Shirts? You can order them for only $16! Women’s fit available also!

Order your shirt now!


Please register for workshops that you are interested in attending. Many of them have limited space.

12:00 – Check In and Registration

Arrive early, pickup anything you’ve ordered, make sure your software is up-to-date, and meet people!

Room 1:

Beginner and Intermediate Workshops

1:00 – What is Raspberry Pi?

Find out what it is, how it works, and some of the things you can do with it.

2:00 – Retro Gaming with RetroPie

Get started playing your favorite arcade and console games!

3:00 – Demonstrations

See some of the amazing projects that people have made using Raspberry Pi!

4:00 – Intro to Making with Raspberry Pi

Learn how to make things that interact with the world using sensors and actuators.

Room 2:

Intermediate and Advanced Workshops

1:00 – Computer Vision with Raspberry Pi

Use machine learning to see with the Raspberry Pi!

2:00 – Google Home Assistant

Turn your Raspberry Pi into part of your smart home!

3:00 – Demonstrations

See some of the amazing projects that people have made using Raspberry Pi!

4:00 – You’ve got 3 minutes!
Combining Raspberry Pi and AWS Internet of Things


The Raspberry Pi is a relatively inexpensive computer that you can use for many purposes. If you have one, you’re welcome to bring it to the Jam! Each workshop will list requirements for hardware and software. You can shop here!

We’re working with BRW Electronics, an electronics supply store in Northampton, to allow you to purchase any boards or accessories you might need.  We are not making any money from these products, it is simply for your convenience – we’ll have them here and ready to go for you at the Jam. If you prefer to purchase somewhere else, that is completely fine!

Please get in touch if you have any questions.


We’re looking for some volunteers to help beginners setup their Raspberry Pis and troubleshoot any problems. Let us know if you can be available:

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Ages: All ages



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