FAQs

We’re holding a regular Raspberry Jam at the offices of the Raspberry Pi Foundation! It’s a family-friendly event – everyone is welcome. We’ll be providing coding and digital making activities for children and adults to participate in, to have fun and learn with the Raspberry Pi computer. Jams are a great way to share ideas and meet like-minded people.

Note: We are in our new offices at 37 Hills Road (5 min walk from the Station Road office).

Activities

We will provide Raspberry Pi kits, worksheets and everything you’ll need for our prepared informal activities. Experts from the Foundation and our community will be on hand to help.

Show-and-tell

If you have a project you’d like to bring along, please contact the organiser at ben@raspberrypi.org. We’d love to showcase your home projects to demonstrate what can be done with the Pi.

Food

We will provide a light lunch buffet for attendees. Vegetarian options will be available. Alternatively, there are local shops and cafes nearby.

Ticket types

Participant tickets are for anyone who’s going to take part; Non-participants are parents, guardians and observers.

FAQs:

Who can come?

Anyone. There’s no lower or upper age limit, and no prior knowledge is required. Jams regularly get under 8s and over 60s attending.

Do I need to know any programming?

No. If you want to learn to code, we can help.

Do I need any equipment?

No. We will provide Raspberry Pi setups and accessories. Feel free to bring your own too.

Can I buy a Raspberry Pi from you on the day?

We will not have anything available to buy on the day, but we can recommend distributors.

Can I drop my kids off and pick them up at the end?

No. Children under 16 must be supervised at all times. Adults supervising children must order a ticket.

How do I get there?

Raspberry Pi’s offices are at 37 Hills Road. This is 5 minutes’ walk from Cambridge station. The front door will have a Raspberry Jam sign and there will be someone at the entrance to check you in.

Is parking available?

Limited parking spaces are available at the venue, there are various on-street and multi-story car parking options nearby, or you could use the park & ride. Cycle parking is available at the rear of the building.

Please note: the car park will be closed at 4pm.

I can’t get there for the 10.30am start. Is that ok?

That’s fine. You can come and leave as you please.

I ordered a ticket but now I can’t make it. What do I do?

If you go in to your eventbrite account and view your order, you can cancel it to allow someone else to take your place.

Will there be photography?

We usually take photos during the event, which we may use to promote the Jam and use in other promotional materials. If you would like to opt out, please let the event organiser know.

Are there more events like this?

We run this Jam regularly, and there are other Jams which run all over the UK and beyond. See a map of events at www.raspberrypi.org/jam

Can I run an event like this?

Yes! If there’s nothing in your area, feel free to set up your own Raspberry Jam. For more information see www.raspberrypi.org/jam

Further questions

If you have any further questions, please contact ben@raspberrypi.org.