Archie Roques and Claire Riseborough, founder of Step Into T"/>

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A fine Forum for learning about the Raspberry Pi

A fine Forum for learning about the Raspberry Pi
Rapid took to the road again last weekend with a day at the second Norwich Raspberry Jam. It was another busy day for Gavin and Richard manning the stand at the Forum, with plenty of interest in our treasure trove of tech, coding and robotics products and the chance to get something 3D printed.

The Jam was organised by City of Norwich School A-level student and budding engineer Archie Roques and Claire Riseborough, founder of Step Into Tech, a social enterprise group which teaches coding to 8-18 year-olds. Sunday’s event involved talks from digital experts, workshops from the likes of the East of England Code Club, a drop-in area for Raspberry Pi newbies, a balloon-popping robot game and a DIY rock band karaoke machine.

Visitors could also see a sensing hat for the blind designed by members of the Young Makers’ Tech Club.

“The idea is to show people of all ages and abilities how easy it is to get started in technology and make your own digital things, whether that is programming, electronics or design", said Mr Roques. "We want to show how easy and cheap it is to do. It is popular with families. It was really good."

Our stand was definitely the place to come to for a bargain!

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