19 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – TechSpace

TechSpace Create,Invent, Inspire. What is TechSpace you ask? TechSpace is a national movement that aims to change the lives of young people in Ireland by becoming Ireland’s leading creative technology support network for outcome focused youth development. So what exactly do we do? We build the capacity of youth organisations and schools to run creative … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – TechSpace
12 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – Augmented Reality Sandbox

Allez les Bleus – Augmented Reality Sandbox Florent, Dyana, Silvan, Vivien, Stephanie and Pierre-Alexis, engineering students and currently doing an internship in NUI Maynooth University, over the summer. The AR Sandbox is the one toy you have been dreaming of your whole life. A group of french students have worked on it, and it works. … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Augmented Reality Sandbox
11 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – TCD iGEM

TCD iGEM ‘What I cannot create, I do not understand’, were the words written on the chalkboard of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman, the day he died. Synthetic Biology (SynBio) applies this idea to living things. We are a team of undergraduate SynBio researchers from Trinity College Dublin. We are using DNA, the language … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – TCD iGEM
11 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – The Props Factory

The Props Factory So we have been super busy here at the Props Factory, (2 grown adults refusing to grow up accompanied by other misfits doing the maker fair for the craic) – a collective of muppets making puppets really.  All of us come from a professional model making background with many years puppet building … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – The Props Factory
11 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – PaperPetShop

PaperPetShop My name is Brian Mc Swiney and I am the founder of PaperPetShop. I will be displaying some of the latest paper pet creations at DublinMaker 2016. My background is in engineering and I am primarily focused on design and inventing, as this is where my passion lies. I am a maker but I have always … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – PaperPetShop
11 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – Bowsie Workshop

Bowsie Workshop Bowsie Workshop, founded in 2011 by Aoife Noonan and Ben O’Connor is a studio workshop where ideas are concepted and fabricated all under one roof, with a strong emphasis on craft and artistry. They have earned a reputation for their imaginative approach to FX – mixing traditional techniques and the latest industry standard … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Bowsie Workshop
04 Jul 2016

Meet the Maker – App Inventing in the Park: Maynooth Maker Space

App Inventing in the Park – Maynooth Maker Space Smartphones, tablets and the apps that run on them are everywhere these days. But what if you want to make your own app? Do you have to spend hours writing code to get a simple app running on your phone? No! App Inventor makes it easy … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – App Inventing in the Park: Maynooth Maker Space
28 Jun 2016

Meet the Maker – Cog & Axle: Simple Machines. Made Simple

Cog & Axle – Simple Machines. Made Simple Did you ever spend an age looking for a resource to teach a particular area of the curriculum and not find what you were looking for? I did. I couldn’t find a suitable, practical resource to teach about simple machines with my class of 30 pupils. As is often … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Cog & Axle: Simple Machines. Made Simple
24 Jul 2015

Meet the Maker – RoboSlam

RoboSlam RoboSlam is a robot-building workshop for beginners, which we have been running in a variety of settings for the last two or three years. Our workshops are staffed entirely by volunteers, mostly staff and students from the Dublin Institute of Technology, and our aim is to introduce people to programming, electronics and robotics by … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – RoboSlam
23 Jul 2015

Meet the Maker – Light2015

International Year of Light 2015, Ireland The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Light to highlight the central role of light has in the modern world from science and technology to nature and culture. Year of Light makers come from the SPIE and OSA Student Chapters of both UCD and NUIG to demonstrate … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Light2015