Raspberry Pi Jam in Amsterdam

What is Amsterjam?

Amsterjam is a meetup for Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and people that want to learn more about the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi in all of it’s forms based here in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. These meetings are commonly called a “Raspberry Jam” or “Raspberry Pi Jam” but we couldn’t resist the opportunity to call our particular meetup “Amsterjam”.

 

Participation is completely FREE for everyone (although donations are welcome on the day). Want to attend? Get your free tickets below!

To get updates on Amsterjam, you can follow @amsterjam__ on Twitter or join our mailing list!

When?

Our first Jam will be held on September 9th 2017 from 11:00 – 15:00.

Location:

Amsterjam is the first Raspberry Pi Jam in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We’ll be hosted by the generous folks at TQ, a tech-hub based on Singel (aka the Flower Market). The space has elevator access so feel free to bring buggies and wheelchairs!

Tickets:

Tickets are now completely SOLD OUT!. We’re hoping this won’t be our last Jam – please join our mailing list to be notified about upcoming Jams! If you would like to sign up for the waiting list for our September Jam, email me on andy@amsterjam.me and I’ll let you know if any tickets become available closer to the day.

So we can be sure everyone is safe, under 16’s must be joined by a responsible adult. If you want to bring a project along to show off or would like to give a talk, please use the “show and tell Pioneer” ticket type and we’ll contact you closer to the event to set you up!

Schedule:

Show and Tell: If you want to see what is possible with the Raspberry Pi then we’ll have a number of demo’s running all day long. We’ll have some great projects on display from Twitter-powered, interactive light shows, to arcade emulators and even robots! If you would like a table to show-off your project please drop me an email on info@amsterjam.me

Workshop: Learn how to wire an LED light to a Raspberry Pi and program it to flash using the Edublocks graphical programming environment! Made possible with support from Kiwi-Electronics and CPC!

Pi Wars Demo: Coretec Robotics and Pimoroni have supplied us with a set of Raspberry Pi Zero powered, Tiny-4WD robots equipped with balloon holders and poppers. So grab your controllers and be ready to fight! The aim is to attack your opponent and pop their balloon while keeping your own balloon safe! It’s great fun and anyone of any age can take part!

The team at PiBorg have also sent over one of their awesome robot rovers which we’ll have on display for you to play with (that’s if it’s not plotting to take over the country!!)

Game Zone: The Pi Hut have supplied us with everything we need to get a Raspberry Pi powered 4 player retro gaming rig which we’ll hook up to the large projector at our venue. We’ll be running four player classics like Bomberman, Mario Kart and many more! Parents – time to show the kids what real gaming looks like!

Presentations: We’ll be giving a short presentation on the “anatomy of a Raspberry Pi” to introduce you to our beloved Pi in all it’s flavours and a tour around the key components. If you’re ready to rock, there will be a live music demonstration using Sonic Pi, the code based music maker for Raspberry Pi!

We’re also excited to announce that popular Youtube Maker Frederick Vandenbosch will be joining us to demonstrate some of his projects and giving a talk on his approach to making!

Food and Drinks: TQ has an awesome coffee bar that will be open on the day where you can purchase a cup of tea or coffee, cold drinks and some snacks!

Volunteers

If you would like to help, either by bringing your project to show and tell or helping out with organisation, planning, promotion or anything else please get in touch on andy@amsterjam.me everyone is welcome to help out!

Sponsors

We’re really happy to have the following companies helping us out with their generous sponsorship. Please support our sponsors by checking them out and using them at some point in the future!

TQ - Co Working Space Amsterdam
Coretec Robotics
The Pi Hut
Cam Jam Edukit for Raspberry Pi
RasPiO Inspring
CPC4TronixPimoroni - Tech Treasure for TinkerersPi Top
PiBorg
Kiwi - ElectronicsMod my Pi - Raspberry Pi Accessories
Bare Conductive

Want to sponsor Amsterjam? Please drop us an email on info@amsterjam.me and we’ll talk about how we can work together to make our Pi Jam even better! Without sponsors, Amsterjam couldn’t exist so we appreciate your help!