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The Jam Jar Collective is a group of artists, makers, programmers and doers. We like to play with technology and make nice things. We think that working with other people is a brill way to get things done and often learn something in the process. We like openness, sharing, making and doing.

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Howduino Leeds

Howduino Leeds

I’ve been to a few Howduino events since Adrian McEwen and Thom Shannon started organising + running them and always thought it would be good to get one happening in Leeds. So I nudged them and said we could help out with the organising, funding and arranging. What? Howduino is a free Arduino based event...
FriiSpray LASER cans

FriiSpray LASER cans

It’s been a busy few months at the Jam Jar HQ – we’ve been working on getting some new virtual graffiti cans working with new software and hardware. In January we started testing out the Nintendo Wii nunchuck boards as a way of getting cap pressure data out of the cans – check out this...
Open projection screen

Open projection screen

Projection screens can be expensive, and we needed one to use with our FriiSpray virtual graffiti system. After looking into some different screens available on the market, we decided we could probably have a good go at making one of our own. We wanted to make the project open so others can make, use, modify...
Candle House Light Installation

Candle House Light Installation

  Commissioned by Lumen to design a week long light installation for the launch of Candle House in the centre of Leeds next to the train station. Candle House is 23 storey cylindrical building designed by Carey Jones. The building was named after the candle and tallow packing warehouses that used to reside on this...
Pistol Pete We will Miss You

Pistol Pete We will Miss You

Recently a close friend and collaborator Peter Bamford AKA Pistol Pete passed on to the great circuit board in the sky.  After his funeral we used the Graffiti Research Labs L.A.S.E.R tagging software to do a tribute.  Go get em Pete!