Inside Science Gallery
The NUI Maynooth Makers Club will be demonstrating some weird and wonderful means for creating music out of natural rhythms in the human body. From micro-gestures, to brain waves, from heart rate to breathing we will extract melody from it all in a symphony of human biology.
Will demonstrate his custom software for the X-Box Kinect integrated with the Scratch programming application for children
Collaboration between technologist, theater production and Deaf community, WillFredd Theatre will demonstrate the Oralism Mic and the Light Mic, 2 new tools developed in the theatre production “Follow”, which portray the difference and difficulties in communication between Deaf and hearing
Description – Step into the darkness and become the composer of your very own personal sound and light show, by using a technologically smart body corset you can retune your breath at the Tarraing anáil booth.
Period Costume c. 1755. Demonstration of how to hand stitch and how to use a sewing machine. I will also be providing make up materials to create an 18th Century make up look to all who wish.
DR. DUPAS’ CABINET OF CRANIOSCOPY
An art-based piece, this arduino/processing based project is a Victorian ‘Penny Machine’. Users simply press a button, stare into the camera, and the cabinet delivers a printout of your personality.
The concept for this interactive installation is quite simple, it lets children and adults draw pictures on a screen projected on the wall using the Wiimote.
With existing pieces including LED Displays, 3D Printing and activities including crafting and soldering stations. We are also planning to develop new pieces for the Mini Maker Faire; including an interactive gaint Arduino Starter kit and a star starry night quilt.
BUILDBRIGHTON HACKSPACE: SCALEXERCISE!
Fresh from Brighton Maker Faire, Build Brighton will be bringing many ‘mini instruments’ – scaled down keyboards, drumkits, and guitars, that can actually be used to play tunes. As well as various LED / POV related projects and their Drawdio pencil-based synthesizer kit.
Their showcase project will be ‘Scalexercise’ – an experiment in fitness, using actual human power – via exercise bikes – to drive slot cars around a Scalextric track.
CIRCUITS WITH SCIENCE IRELAND
Magnetic snap electonics and arduinos programmed through Scratch.
Demonstration of their 40 watt Epilog Laser Cutter. This cutting edge machine has a working area of 600 x 300 mm and can cut and score a very wide range of materials from paper, plastics, wood and much more. They will be cutting some of their own designs as well as custom ones for the Faire
PRESENTATION SCHOOL WARRENMOUNT
Exhibit of simple models and a lego funfair!
LEARN TO SOLDER AREA
A soldering area for about 12x people to make our different soldering projects. Run by the Dublin hackerspace TOG / Nottingham Hackspace / Volunteers
091 LABS (GALWAY HACKERSPACE)
They will be showing off their projects and invite you to come say hello. Projects include demonstration of Home Brewing techniques, and a home-made quad helicopter.
MOVEABLE DIY LED TIC TAC LAMP
The lamp will be interactive: as users move theri hand towards and around it, different distance sensors will be triggered and change the colour of the RGB LED lights.
Exhibit Remote operated underwater vehicle (ROV) controlled by an Arduino and built from simple to obtain parts, plumbing pipe for the frame, drainage pipe for the main body, electric motors for thrusters There is also an on-board camera to see what’s going on underwater. Show underwater footage taken with it.
BOHLEN PIERCE KEYBOARD SYSTEM
Open source repurposed music synthesisers demo
Sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand and bonds to most materials, where it turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight
3D PRINTING AREA
Cigar box guitars and pedals
Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells
Demonstration of “Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) are 3rd generation solar cells which are clean, flexible, lightweight and economically viable alternatives to silicon photovoltaics (PV).
Steampunk enthusiast showing off weird and wonderful creations.
Our cuddly, but gorey felt toys have flexible and electronic textile components to sense and respond to their environment. They spread through touch and coughing/sneezing using variety of sensors and actuators.
Investigation of peoples interaction with technological through puppets
Instrument builder and sound artist Ed Devane presents Alma – a set of musical instruments, a composition, and a means to involve a large number of people in the act of music creation.
Blazing trails. Blowing minds. Bowsie Workshop is a creative agency based in Dublin, Ireland. We make music videos, animation, model making and special effects.
Hooked’ is a crochet collection and workshop that will inspire the granny in you. All these pieces are fun to make, practical to use and beautifully handmade from original designs.
_maker are currently developing an online learning platform for DIY electronics aimed musicians who want to learn how to make their own equipment. On the day they’ll have interactive noise making devices and guitar pedals to play, enjoy, and annoy our maker neighbours with!
Printed Circuit Board Assembly
Learn how to assemble a Printed Circuit Board using a supplied kit and make your own badge. There will also be a soldering workshop for Pin Through Hole assembly and surface mounted components.
14ft diameter drum made from recycled material. 3 ft tall and designed for groups of people of all ages to stand around and play for fun. Some basic rhythms will be shown and can be followed by everyone.
Will exhibit his homemade traditional curragh and explain traditional boat building techniques