Raspberry Jam

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!

Join us at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Saturday, September 2. 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.


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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 – Space Race to Mars!
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:

7 comments for “Raspberry Jam

  1. Laurie
    August 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    When is this? I’ve been searching everywhere and can’t find a date.

    • Laurie
      August 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      I found it but it took a lot of digging! It’s not listed on the raspberry jam pages that twitter and Facebook direct people too.
      Can’t wait for this! It sounds awesome

      • Andrew
        August 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm

        Thanks for noticing – it’s fixed now!

  2. August 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Where does the event happen? What is MGHPCC? Where is it?

    And the date and location is missing from the E-Mail you sent out to Hidden Tech.

    And this page takes like forever to load under dial-up (yes, I am one the Nobodies that still use dial-up.).

    • Andrew
      August 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      The Raspberry Jam is Saturday, September 2 at the Mass Green High Performance Computing Center. A map and more information is here and at the MGHPCC website. Sorry about the loading time on dialup.

  3. Hai
    August 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    The schedule says, “Please register for workshops that you are interested in attending. Many of them have limited space.”
    Perhaps I’m missing it, but there does not appear to be an obvious mechanism for registering? Advance registration would be helpful for determining level interest for each scheduled event for the presenter.

    • Andrew
      August 24, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      There are links for each item in the schedule on this page. If you follow the links for the workshops, you will find a registration form for each workshop. There are also links to the workshops in the menu at the top of the website. Let me know if you’re still having trouble. Thanks!

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