Monthly Archives: July 2013


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We are creating a forum for makers so they can give ten minute talks or performances  celebrating making in all its forms. We call it the Most Interesting.   No tickets needed just drop by the tent and absorb inspiration.  Timetable below.   12:00:00 David McKeown/ Mick Donegan MIDI Irish Dancing Shoes 12:30:00 Joseph Roche A Rubbish Talk […]

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Meet the Maker – The VOICES Project

Solutions to problems both large and small often come from bringing together people and ideas. At its core, the VOICES project (Views, Opinions and Ideas of Citizens in Europe on Science) is about working with people to identify problems and potential solutions to an often overlooked but very real problem of “Urban Waste.” Over 70 […]


Meet the Maker – The Extraordinaires 5

How would you design a music player for a giant, what about a cooking utensil for a fairy… or a gift for an evil genius? The Creativity Hub was founded by husband and wife team Rory O’Connor and Anita Murphy to create games and tools to help people think in new ways. While Rory’s Story Cubes was […]


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Maker Badges

Our Makers are the core of our event. We like to treat them right. What better way than a nice laser-cut badge from Snow. If you want one you will have to be a maker at next year’s event or talk very nicely to a maker and they might let you hold it.    


Spike Badges – Sponsor in Kind 1

We love our sponsors. Without them we couldn’t keep the Faire open and free for all to attend. The way we like it. We also love when companies who believe in what we are trying to do and help us run the Faire by donating stuff. Step in Spike badges http://spikebadges.com/ , they supplied us with a […]

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Meet The Maker: Dalriada Robotics 1

What happens when a group of kids come together ? They create robots that can take over the world ? Not quite but close enough. We delighted to add the robotics club from Dalriada Grammar School, Ballymoney.  The build a range of robots using different hardware from Raspberry Pi to  Lego NXT.  They will be showcasing a range of robots […]


Meet The Maker: AnalysIR 3

Ever wondered what your Tv remote is doing ? or how it communicates with your TV. AnalyIR have taken this a whole new level. They are working on a feature rich IR analyzer & decoder for windows using an Arduino. At maker faire they will be showing some cool demos of what you can do with IR. […]


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Meet the Maker: Donnacha Cahill 2

Donnacha Cahill is a sculptor from  Athenry in Co Galway who specialises  in metal. He will be giving a demo working with hot metal using a forge at this years Maker Faire. By nature I like to make things. I don’t know why, life would be a lot easier and straight forward if I didn’t but I’m […]


Meet the Maker: Fabri-con 3

Fabri-con created by 3DDave at the start of 2013, Fbari-con is a group of people who own 3D printers or are interested in 3d printing. Every 3 month there is a meetup and the people bring their printers along to chat and show off their printers aswell as if there people who are having problems with their […]


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Meet the Maker: The Bedroom Laboratory 1

We’re engineering geeks and proud to be so. Unfortunately we have been armchair geeks, looking at the unbelievable projects from the maker faires and hackadays of this world from a misty eyed distance saying “wow that project is cool!” We needed encouragement so we decided to setup the bedroom laboratory to get a group of […]