Weekly Update #004 – We need YOU!

Hello! I hope you’ve had a nice restful week after Easter. Unfortunately, we at York MakerFest have not, as we’ve been working really hard to make sure we can deliver the best event we can! This week, we launched our attendee interest form. In order to give us a good idea of what people want to see, we need people to fill this in and tell us what they want to see happen at this Read more…

Learn: Arduino Uno

Arduino Uno. The board everybody gets started with, based on the ATmega328 (SMD). The Arduino Uno SMD R3 is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328. It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a Read more…

Weekly Update #003 – Easter

Firstly, hope you have had a fantastic Easter and that you didn’t eat too many chocolate eggs. Earlier on this week I wrote a guide to what to do this Easter holidays with the kids, hopefully it was some use to you! You can still read it below: We’re also planning venues to see how we can make York MakerFest the best we can. Next week, in the up and coming days, we will be Read more…

Our guide to making for kids during the Easter Holidays!

Easter holidays are here, to the delight of children and… maybe some parents. But how do you entertain your youngsters during the 2 week break, yep 2 whole weeks. We’ve sat down and created a little guide to help you out. We thought these were pretty cool? It’s Easter so why not decorate some eggs! Get a pack of eggs… get your best felt tips and paints out and start decorating. Our ideas are…. Easter Read more…

Weekly Update #002 – Introductions

Hello, my name is Jeremy, and I will be taking over the weekly update every other Sunday. I am part of a newly-formed team of filmmakers called Anyhow Studios. We have just opened up our brand new Youtube channel, and soon we will be uploading some videos which will mainly be comedy shorts, music videos and other short films. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work with the York Pi Jam team Read more…

Sponsor Us!

It’s with massive thanks to every sponsor that sponsors York MakerFest. They allow our event to go ahead and allow us to create the best event we can. Whatever you can offer such as financial sponsorship, swag sponsorship, venue sponsorship. Basically any sponsorship is very much appreciated. Since our event is organised by volunteers and it is a free event we are not running for a profit. We just want everyone to be able to Read more…

Weekly Update #001 – New Website

Welcome to our first ever Weekly Update. We post these every week and we will provide you behind the scenes information on what our team has been up to, to prepare for the event. This week we’ve moved from our MakerFest page on the York Pi Jam website to our very own website (makerfest.yorkpjam.com). We’ve been integrating our policies across and giving our site the new look to create the fresh design that fits our Read more…

Welcome To York MakerFest!

Hi, We’re super excited to launch our brand new website for this brand new event. I love running York Pi Jam, and will consider to do so. York Pi Jam run’s digital making activities for children and adults across the historic city of York, and they are all free! Our York Pi Jam’s have been popular with us getting into the finals for the Best Event category at the Minster FM Listener Choice Awards 2018, Read more…