23 Jul 2014

Meet the Maker – 3Rocky Pi 1

3Rocky Pi 1 – Michael Beakey The idea was to create an internet/WiFi radio with the following objectives: -low latency for changing channels  – ability to change channels with a single button push – a radio interface that responds to interaction (a bit like the needle on vintage radios that reacts as the dial is moved) … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – 3Rocky Pi 1

Meet the Maker – Fun with recycled materials

Fun with recycled materials – Eszter Hatala Her name is Eszter Hatala. She is a Hungarian artist based in Maynooth. All of her work is about using discarded materials such as broken glass, tiles, eggshell, newspaper and so on. She believes crafting is good for the soul and using discarded materials is great for the … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Fun with recycled materials
21 Jul 2014
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Meet the Maker – Open Source Drum Kit

Mike Hibbett – Open Source Drum Kit Although this is his first Dublin Maker, Mike is no stranger to the Trinity College campus – he virtually lives in the Science Gallery Cafe at the weekends, where he finds inspiration for writing his column on microprocessor design in the magazine Everyday Practical Electronics.  “I was moved … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Open Source Drum Kit
16 Jul 2014

Meet the Maker – Fantastic Feathers

Aoife Harrison Design This is Aoife’s first time at Dublin Maker event and she is very excited to be demonstrating some hat making skills. Aoife loves teaching Millinery classes and teaches a range of classes in her studio nearby on Fitzwilliam Street Upper. “People have a fear of hats” she said, “I want to show … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Fantastic Feathers
10 Jul 2014

Meet the Maker – PedalSketch

 PedalSketch was borne of the vision that anyone, no matter their age or ability, can be an artist. We decided to use the most commonplace, familiar object we could think of, a bicycle, and allow people to create art just by cycling. The brakes, speed, and steering are all measured by an arduino which is … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – PedalSketch
02 Jul 2014

Meet the Maker – The Wind Up Toy Chronicles

The Wind Up Toy Chronicles – Duncan Gough I came to the first Dublin Maker  a few years ago, and together with Leila Johnston with ran the StoryMaker table, putting together LED throwies and sock puppets. Our day was pretty hectic, and before we knew it everything was gone – turned into sock puppets. This … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – The Wind Up Toy Chronicles
29 Jun 2014
Doggy Internet Feeder

Meet the Maker – Doggy Internet Treater

Doggy Internet Treater My name is Brendan Brohan and I’ve recently become a Maker at the age of 56. As a youngster I was a tinkerer with a curious mind and my best Christmas presents were always things like chemistry sets and electronic kits (Denshi blocks, anyone?). Taking things apart and putting them (hopefully) back … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Doggy Internet Treater
25 Jun 2014

Meet the Maker – LoveLace

Re-Inventing Handmade Lace – Fiona Harrington Ireland has a strong history of Handmade Lace. It was introduced here as a means of creating employment after the Great Famine. At the turn of the 20th century, it was the second largest industry in the country employing hundreds of women. It was bought by aristocracy and royalty, … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – LoveLace
14 Jun 2014

Meet the Maker – Thingscape

The Intel Galileo is fantastic platform that enables people to create as many applications as their imagination will allow. To push the boundaries of technology, innovation and creativity. Galileo is a Thing. In the months and years to come these Things will be scattered around our landscape. We will place them around our homes to … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – Thingscape
26 Jul 2013

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 … Continue reading →Meet the Maker – The VOICES Project