Data Driven Festive Lights at Manchester Raspberry Jam

Our festive-themed workshop at Manchester Raspberry Jam on Saturday 9th December revolved around lantern making.

collaboration at manchester jam

The challenge was to build the project and design code to make a 'flickering candle' effect.

manchester jam workshop crowd

Fist steps were setting up the Raspberry Pi and Codebug to access the online software, and then making decisions about colour and style for the final showpiece.

For some community members, the opportunity to interact with environmental data proved an imaginative way to visualise live temperature and humidity readings, and as a catalyst for further conversations about data.

young child holding digital lantern project from manchester jam

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Interested to find out more about Manchester Raspberry Jam? Next event is Saturday 13th January.