By the Columbia Basin Herald, CHERYL SCHWEIZER
MOSES LAKE — A chance to learn more about the small, economical computers known as Raspberry Pi, and for people to show off their computer projects – Raspberry Pi and otherwise – is scheduled for Big Bend Community College March 3. The “Raspberry Jam” is one of two scheduled in Washington.
The “Raspberry Jam” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ATEC building on the BBCC campus. Admission is free, but participants are asked to donate cans, boxes or bags of non-perishable food for the Viking Food Pantry, the on-campus food bank.
It’s an “organized community event where people gather, share knowledge and learn new things along with other Raspberry Pi enthusiasts,” according to a press release from BBCC. It’s “in honor of the pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer.”
Raspberry Pi was invented by British computer scientists as a cheap and easy way to learn computing. Its original purpose was to help people in developing countries learn coding, and make coding education more accessible to schools. But the computer has been adapted to many different uses since its development.