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Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival

Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival 26 October 2020

As part of Essex 2020 and Chelmsford’s Future City, Southend Tech and the Essex Steamettes (girls who like being creative with science and technology) are organising an online Raspberry Jam STEAM Festival over half term.


Book a ticket to be invited to events as details are firmed up. Southend Tech are also looking for people to help with talks and workshops – the booking link asks for more info.


Activities to include:

  • Essex Steamettes talks about their projects, coding hackathons :
    Learn to create digital art, animations, stories and games using simple coding including Star Wars theme.
  • Manifesto for Essex coded Earth Poems
  • Build your own Alexa style chatbot, robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Send messages/animations to astronauts on the International Space Station using a Raspberry Pi computer. Easy coding for 6-14 year olds
  • 3D designing for 3D printing, Virtual Reality and more.
  • Learn to code Pepper the Robot using simple blocks.
  • Researching satellite photos for evidence of environmental / climate change – easy, for all.
  • Talk on interactive musical glove
  • Silencing the virus / She Heals – digital art project about bees and computer simulations of viruses by Lily Hunter Green
  • AI detection of bees by SimulSystems Ltd
  • Lissajous figures – musical, mathematical, beautiful using x, y oscilloscopes and virtual modular synths
  • Beginner Microbit coding
  • Autonomous Raspberry Pi powered boat
  • Amateur radio talk
  • Broadcast radio talk / Essex Radio jingles
  • Lots more presentations, digital skills workshops and discussions being organised – let us know if you can help.


Times to include:

Sunday 25th October 2pm – 4pm – Essex Steamettes present
Monday 26th October 7pm -10pm – Southend Coding Meetup, details here
Tuesday 27th October 5pm – 7pm – Essex Steamettes present
Tuesday 27th October 8pm – 10pm Raspberry Pi 3x 30min tech talks + Q/As
Thursday 29th October Essex Steamettes present
Sunday 1st November 2pm – 4pm Essex Steamettes present
Monday 2nd November 7pm-9.30pm Raspberry Jam mini hackathon and 5 min tech talks (hosted by our friends in Preston)


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