Dublin’s first ever Mini Maker Faire was a massive success! Thanks so much to our infinitely creative makers and hardworking volunteers. We’ve had a great response from both participants and visitors and can’t wait til next years event!
We have a few pictures from the even posted here, and please send along any that you took yourself you’d like to share at email@example.com!
Just to note: Dublin Mini Maker Faire t-shirts are still for sale in the Science Gallery shop for €10!
Buildbrighton is a hackerspace from Brighton, in the UK. They will be bringing along a variety of group and individually created projects to showcase what can be done at your local hackspace .
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. There will be fun and games along the way!
Build Brighton Hackspace is a 1300sqft communal workshop and collective of like minded people who love to build stuff with electronics, crafts, engineering and technology. The main purpose of the hackspace is to provide a space and tools with which our members can gather, beaver away on their own projects and take part in exciting group projects, in an playful and friendly environment.
We also promote maker-culture whenever possible, doing workshops at various festivals like White Night and Coastal Currents, and even organising our own events, like the huge Brighton Mini Maker Faire.
Tarraing anáil invites you to rethink the most natural of all tasks: breathing. Step into the darkness and become the composer of your very own personal sound and light show. This intensely intimate bodily function is amplified by a smart corset, that unlike other corsets, allows you to breathe fully. It is embedded with electronics including sensors and fibre optics. The respiratory breath sensors measure your breathing behaviour and translate it into sound and light.
Carolyn Rutherford presents ‘Hooked,’ a crochet collection and workshop that will inspire the granny in you!
Learn how to crochet at this wooly wonder workshop. Enter the ‘How Hot is Your Pot’ tea cosy design competition for the opportunity to win a Le Crousset Pot and to work with Hooked to crochet your unique design to life! Or why not learn how to make your own square and donate it to ‘Project Squared’ a giant patchwork blanket that will be donated to charity.
If that doesn’t tickle the granny in you then why not dabble in some yarnbombing? Check out some street art crochet designs and brainstorm for ‘Get Your Knits Out’, a project that endeavors to spread crochet beyond your lap to your room, house, office, school, community- wherever your stitches take you!
Meet TOG, Dublin’s hackerspace. TOG will be showing off a wide range of electronic and craft projects on Saturday as well as running the “learn to solder” area.
TOG is a hackerspace based in Dublin City Centre. It is a shared space where members can have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies. We had our first meeting on the 21st of January 2009 with a group of 17 people, some who had never met before, came together to form a group with the intention of setting up a hackerspace in Dublin. The meeting was great and everyone was full of enthusiasm.
In less then 3 months we had membership coming in from over 20 members and a roof over our head. The space is fully funded by its members and gives members 24/7 access to work on a project or just a place to hang out. For more photos check out our gallery.