Raspberry Jam scheduled for Big Bend Saturday

Participants checking out the 3D printer
Participants at the 2018 Raspberry Jam at Big Bend Community College check out a 3D printer at work. Raspberry Jam returns to BBCC Saturday.

MOSES LAKE — Computer enthusiasts will get a chance to learn about and play with the devices known as Raspberry Pi – and even display their own Raspberry Pi creations – at the second “Raspberry Jam,” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the ATEC building at Big Bend Community College.

The Raspberry Jam celebrates the birthday of Raspberry Pi computers, which will be seven years old. It’s the second at BBCC, and one of three in Washington. “Last year’s Jam drew hundreds of community members to the college,” wrote BBCC communications coordinator Tiffany Sukola.

Raspberry Jam is free, but people are asked to bring cans, boxes or bags of non-perishable food for the on-campus food bank, the Viking Pantry.

People will have the chance to “get hands-on with microprocessors and microcomputers and see them in action in 3D printers, medical simulation mannequins and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). There will be opportunities to fly a drone simulator and experience virtual reality,” Sukola wrote. “There will be several models of Raspberry Pi to experiment and play with.”


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