Preparing for the Skills Jamboree


We’re very excited about The Great Big Skills Share Jamboree; here’s how it’s shaping up in terms of the menu of skills offered and requested so far…

Skills on the share list:

  • Basic electronics
  • computer programming
  • bicycle maintenance
  • British Sign Language
  • aperture, shutter speed and ISO numbers for the photographically challenged
  • greenwood carving / knife skills
  • chemistry
  • making clay animals and figures out of self hardening clay
  • WordPress
  • editing Wikipedia
  • identification of garden birds
  • using Linux and unconventional methods to create generative art
  • soldering
  • microcontroller programming
  • hardware reuse
  • lockpicking

Skills on the requested list so far:

  • Juggling
  • knitting
  • magic / card tricks
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • becoming a billionaire
  • making music using either hardware or software
  • sewing
  • playing guitar
  • learning another (human) language
  • interfacing electronics to the real world, radio (xBee) remote control
  • British Sign Language
  • soldering electronic components

How cool is that?!

So if anything on either of those lists takes your fancy, or if you’d like to contribute something completely different, OR if you’d just like to come and soak it all up, you’d be very welcome to join us!

The day will evolve around who comes along and what direction our interests and curiosity take us, so don’t feel you can’t contribute, because being there and getting involved is really the only requirement…

It’s a free event, this Saturday, 10:30 for an 11am start, finishing at 6:30 followed by an optional curry and MacGyver session afterwards.

Register at:

See you there!