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Friday, 6 March 2015

Covent Garden Workshop

The date for the next Covent Garden Jam has been confirmed - it's on  25 April 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 (BST) and tickets will be released soon.

You can see more details here, though you can't book tickets yet.

There will be lots of fun things to do. I'll be running two workshops - Making the Shrimp and tworse.

Making the Shrimp

Build your own Arduino Clone! You'll need to pay for your kit (£10) and then follow the step-by-step instructions in the workshop guide. It's fun, it's easy (no soldering) and it's fast. The workshop takes 90 minutes or less.

You'll need a laptop with a spare USB port and version 1.0.x of the Arduino IDE installed - or you can use a Raspberry Pi!

You can read about past workshops here and here.

Tworse

Link up a Raspberry Pi to An Arduino (or Shrimp), and program them to flash out Tweets in Morse Code! It's a chance to polish your Python and sketch-writing skills! You can read a bit about the tworse project here.

You'll need to bring your own Pi and Arduino, or a Pi and a Shrimp if you made one in the earlier workshop.

I'll be publishing a detailed guide to what you need for the tworse workshop in the next few days, but if you have any questions just post them in a comment below. That way we can share the answer with everyone.