About us

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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Members projects
floppy drawbot!

floppy drawbot!

Make a fun spiral drawing robot out of an old floppy drive and arduino! Here is the instructable.
TEDxYork mood lamps!

TEDxYork mood lamps!

We’ve put together 50 kits for TEDxYork attendees! Click here for the instructions. more info on other workshops can be found on my learning-to-learn.org.uk site.
Virtual graffiti becomes Friispray

Virtual graffiti becomes Friispray

I’ve linked up with the jam jar collective in Leeds. They have independently developed a virtual graffiti tool called Friispray. Last weekend I went up to Leeds for a mini residency to develop the software and hardware further. It was great working with Stuart, and we managed to come up with a way to track...
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...
The Horse in Motion

The Horse in Motion

The Horse in Motion is a reworking of Edweard Muybridges 1887 image through mobile projection performace. The performance frees the horse from over a hundred years of being screen static to once again be set in motion. Throughout the performance, the screen or canvas is the constructed from the passing architecture or urban spaces where...
Our City Our Music – Chops

Our City Our Music – Chops

Our City our Music is a geo-located music video album spread across hidden spaces in Leeds. To see these videos you have to travel to the spaces with a GPS device, then you can download each of videos in the spaces they were recorded. I worked with Ben Halsall to make a video for the...
AuthentiCITY

AuthentiCITY

Video and write up soon.  Has been lost in the website update! The project was Included in a presentation given by James Hill at the International Downtown Associations global annual conference in New York on the 15th and 16th of September 2006 – ‘Big Dream, Bold Ideas’. ‘Leeds has been invited to present about Light...