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.
I will be talking about all things 3d printing and demoing the ultimakers pop over and say Hi.
We’re engineering geeks and proud to be so. Unfortunately we have been armchair geeks, looking at the unbelievable projects from the maker faires and hackadays of this world from a misty eyed distance saying “wow that project is cool!” We needed encouragement so we decided to setup the bedroom laboratory to get a group of us together to make interesting things.
Why the name? Well living in a small apartment, I think a lot of people can relate to squeezing soldering stations and tools into Lack furniture from Ikea (sponsor us!) in the corner of their rooms!
We love the idea of taking a group of different skills and bringing them together to make cool projects. There’s a good mix of hardware and software skills among us, which we used recently to win “the best in internets” award in the 2013 deconstruction.
For the Dublin Mini Maker Faire we will be showing our work, expanded from the deconstruction event, on making an open source home automation system. We’ll be looking at automating your lights, heating and even bagels using an array of different systems which will tie into a “home hub”. Come by our stall to check it out and say hi to our robot, Frankie.
T-shock (not to be confused with An Taoiseach) creates humorous, subversive designs with an Irish flavour. Some of these are just for fun and some appear on a range of products. T-shock produces Irish t-shirts, badges, posters and other stuff all of which are designed and printed in Ireland.
T-shock also provide a custom badge making service for organisations, events or any other kind of project. For the Dublin Mini Maker Faire T-shock will be showcasing badge-making and the offering you the chance to make your own badge.
Check out the video of a badge being made.
Do you ever want to let your shoes do the walking ? Angie Duignan has created an interactive, automated pair of shoes. Using Arduino, servo motors and a photo sensor the interactive automated shoes are instilled with a sense of identity/personality through the use of movement. The shoes comes to life only through interaction from the public. On one level her creation makes reference to the story ‘The Wizard of Oz’, however these shoes can no longer be worn and have no magical powers to transport the owner back home. Oh Well.
Check out the video below of them in action.
Layerlabz are an exciting new Irish Maker that offers 3D Printing services as well as affordable 3D Printing Building workshops. Only starting this year Layerlabz has already helps lots of people build their own 3D printers. Check of the video below from their latest workshop.