Back in December, we held a session with BBC Micro:Bit’s at Sittingbourne’s first ever Raspberry Jam!
Raspberry Jams are events organized for people to share knowledge, learn new things, and meet other Pi enthusiasts. One of those enthusiasts is Bethanie, the leader and organizer at Kent Jams.
We had a great time delivering a BBC Micro:Bit session which explored how the Micro:Bit works and some basic programming activities. Participants coded a game of rock, paper, scissors so that when you shake the Micro:Bit, it shows a random hand. Players were able to play against each other and have fun!
Another fun session was Burping Jelly Babies, participants have to turn a jelly baby into an input device for the Raspberry Pi. Then, when the jelly baby is squeezed it’s meant to burp.
Swale Young People is part of the generation code campaign, being led by UK Youth and Microsoft, to reach 16,000 hard-to-reach young people to discover how computers work, how to code and even how to make their own app! We want to ensure young people are not left behind in this increasingly modern world, where coders are the architects and builders of the digital age. This is part of our work to make Swale an up and coming digital area.
Find out more about the day on the Kent Jams blog.