A Slice of Raspberry Pi with the Foundation at the Cambridge RaspberryJam

Yesterday was the first Raspberry Jam event in Cambridge, and several of the Raspberry Pi Foundation guys were on hand to talk about the Pi.

The Raspberry Jam event took places in the William Gates building at Cambridge University. Before the event had even started there were some Pi’s on display, including a Gertboard, shown off by Gert himself!

A lot of people have asked when the Gertboard will be available to buy. During the Q&A session it was revealed that the boards should hopefully be available in the next few weeks. More on that when we have it.


Also on display was a working camera attached to the Pi. We can reveal that the camera should be available very soon at a $20-25 price point. It is a 5MP pixel as well!

The quality of the images it was taking were extremely good. Here is a picture of me taking a picture of it!

Then it was onto the days events, and towards the end of the day there was a Q&A session with some of the guys from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. You can watch the entire Q&A session below.


One thing Eben did that surprised the audience was to say that he didn’t want anyone to leave the event who wanted a Pi not to have a Pi so he had brought 200 Pi’s with him.

And he wasn’t kidding! I helped get the Pi’s from the car, and at one point I was carrying 100 Pi’s, and the scary part – they were lighter than an average laptop!


It wasn’t long before there was a massive queue of people wanting to get their hands on a Pi, and we ended up selling around 65 in just a few minutes! I even bought another one which I will be giving away on the site soon, so stay tuned. In fact, Liz is holding my Pi in the picture at the start of this article.


Liz and I taking a break after selling all those Pi’s.

There were even Raspberry Pi stickers around!

All in all it was a fantastic day, and I had a great time. Lots more Pi news coming up over the next few weeks so keep checking out CDW for more!

Take a look at the Q&A session video below (you will probably want to turn your volume up – sorry!):

Also you might want to take a look at some of the previous videos we took.

A Slice of Raspberry Pi at Beeb@30A Slice of Raspberry Pi at Sci-Fi London Horizons

Have you got your Raspberry Pi yet? If so, what do you plan to do with it? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

And if you were there yesterday let us know what you thought of the event.


  1. Michael Horne

    I should say, I already have my Pi. But I can imagine that there are a lot of pi&&ed off people out there who have ordered one, not got them yet, have been waiting months, only to find out that there were plenty in Cambridge!

    • John Zajdler

      I hear you. but it was nice that Eben was able to get Pi’s to those folks that were at the right place at the right time.

    • Andrew Edney

      All the ones that were not sold will be going to customers on Monday so these were not diverted from existing orders. There are 4000 being manufactured each day.

    • Andrew Edney

      And strangely enough out of 300 people there yesterday only 65 Pi’s were sold (one to me, and a few schools bought a batch). Pretty much everyone there already had one, which was great.

      • AndrewS

        I’ve got already got an RPi, and would have bought another one at the Jam, but I didn’t have enough cash on me. C’est la vie.

  2. John Zajdler

    Facinating that you were able to at the birth place of the Pi with Eben & Liz and the rest. I hope to hear more on the TDL podcast. Keep bringing in the news.

  3. James Abela

    Thank for being there and for being first with your Blog entry. Last night, I got home and collapsed. Only catching up on Tweets and blogs now.


  4. generious

    Bah completely missed it, in Ireland for the weekend otherwise I would have dropped down about 10mins away from cambs and waiting on my PI since March looked like a good afternoon as well, anyway maybe next I might drop by.