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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Projects
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...
Hull Light Installation

Hull Light Installation

We have been commissioned Benedict Phillips to create barometer that controls a 4 storey light installation for the new NHS LIFT centre in Hull.  Working with our good friend OomLout, were going to use ardunio technology to connect a weather station sensor to light tape strips situated around the outside of the building.  The light...
Platform 11+ Theatre Project

Platform 11+ Theatre Project

On the 4th of September Stuart went along to Budapest for the first annual meeting of the Platform 11+ theatre project, working as a partner to Pilot Theatre – a York theatre company that is based in York’s Theatre Royal. Budapest was our first time working closely with Pilot Theatre and it is a massive...
Av Piano

Av Piano

Commissioned by Dauntless to create a audio visual piano for a temporary installation. First prototype was tested at a recent club event with video samples of ‘Big’ – giving people a chance to remix the film with their feet.
FriiSpray - Infrared Graffiti

FriiSpray – Infrared Graffiti

Our first outing into the world of interactivity – FriiSpray is a form of infra-graffiti using a nintendo wiimote, custom spray can and open source software. Look at the project here After a intense period of research and testing, were looking to develop the project in may different areas – from a fully emersive environment...