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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 obsessed with making objects, whether they be abstract or representational. My art college lecturer once said to me it’s about leaving your mark. You could ask any dog on the street about this and he will tell you the same thing. Artists talk about mark making, I believe everybody achieves this in life, from someone driving a digger to an engineer planning a complicated structure; we all contribute in some way or other and leave reminders of what we did, no matter how insignificant. I’m armed with a welder, an iron worker, an anvil and lots of other things that create sparks and fire. This is how I make my mark that makes me who I am. I think a lot of my work is made subconsciously. Some things I can explain, some things I can’t. The object is how I communicate who I am, what I see, what interests me, what mood I’m in, and if I’m able to communicate this to other people, I feel a huge sense of satisfaction.
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 printer other members can help try and work out the bugs. Here are a few people that will be in Fabri-con demoing there printers and talking about what they do with them.
Architect, model maker, sculptor and customizer. His custom handmade models and figures can be seen on http://themodelmaker.net website. Now he is entering the world of animatronics with the help of his new tool – homemade 3d printer – Printrbot. Few prototype parts of his newly started project – robotic dragon inspired by “Game of Thrones” TV series will be shown in the Fabrication tent in 3d printers area. This project is at early stage and will be documented on new blog: http://makedragons.com
Gerard from IT Tallaght
We’ll be demonstrating the new Reprap built by students at ITT Dublin and showing off biomedical parts built by our SLS system. We’ll also be going through the stories associated with each part. The shattered pelvis, the twisted spine, the new hip.Gerry Ryder will be demonstrating a new project for first year engineering students Evolutionary Bristle Bots. This will pitch students against each other in a competition to evolve a bristlebot to achieve different ‘Olympic’ events.
I will be showing off the Reprap Prusa talking about his own instruction he has made to put the Reprap Prusa together and talking about building the Mendel90. I’ll have some printed parts for it by then.