About the Cambridge Raspberry Jam

What is CamJam?

The Cambridge Raspberry Jam is a UK-based meet-up for anyone interested in the Raspberry Pi computer. We offer all kinds of activities including:

  • Programming & hardware workshops – learn to program and experiment with electronics with the Pi.
  • Talks about all aspects of working with the Pi.
  • A marketplace featuring vendors from the Raspberry Pi world.
  • A show-and-tell area where you can see projects made with the Pi.
One of our workshops in progress

When does it take place?

CamJam runs approximately once every three months.

Who is it run by?

The Cambridge Raspberry Jam is primarily run by:

Mike and Tim

Where does it take place?

Our current venue is the Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

Please note: some Jams, for example Pi Wars, may be at different venues, so please make sure you read the website, the Eventbrite page and all the information emails we send out just to be sure.

The best way to confirm the location and to plan your travel is to take a look at Google Maps or the map below.

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Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge

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Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge 52.214130, 0.093260 Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

How do I get there?

For those who are driving… on the northbound M11, leave at Junction 13 and turn right at the end of the road onto Madingley Road. You will pass the Park-n-Ride on the left. Carry on down Madingley Road and you will see the Cambridge Computer Lab on your right. Immediately turn left. The signage comes up on you pretty fast, so please be careful. Once you have turned off, the car park is on your right. Further car parking is available up the hill and we should have some signs out for you.

If you are travelling from the North on the M11, you will need to go down one junction, leave the motorway and come back onto it going in the other direction. I know this isn’t brilliant, but that’s the M11 for you! I strongly encourage you not to take the back roads as they can be a bit of a maze.

The train station is 2.6 miles away to walk. Or you could take the Park and Ride bus from the city centre to Madingley Road and walk down the road to the Institute. The city bus station is 1.3 miles from the venue.

What do I need to do when I get there?

When you arrive at the Institute, please show your ticket to the guys with the clipboards and they’ll record your arrival. If you’re attending a workshop in the Meeting Room, make sure you know where it is 🙂

Will there be refreshments available?

Our caterer serves hot and cold sandwiches and snacks at reasonable prices. Feel free to bring your own food if you prefer. Please note: we don’t allow food and drink in the Lecture Theatre.

My child has special educational needs. What do I do?

The first thing to do is to read our Access for All policy. Then, if you decide to attend an event we’ll find out about your needs and do our best to accommodate you.

3 thoughts on “About the Cambridge Raspberry Jam

  1. Have you considered doing a road show. I live in Dorset but originate from Lancashire so Cambridge is quite a distance. Maybe roadshows at Manchester Southampton and other universities in the regions would be an option worth while investigating.

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