MakerDojo is a hardware focused club encouraging the general public to explore science and technology in hands-on "hacker" style workshops inspired by the growing Maker movement, a worldwide community of hobbyists, students and enthusiasts who take a creative, DIY approach to technology, science and engineering.
MakerDojo fosters experimentation, collaboration and innovation and aims towards a culture of inventors.
On March 21 we continue classes based around the Junior Cycle Coding Short Course, for parents, at 6:30pm in Tyndall National Institute.
This is the second of (at least) 4 classes, introducing the Junior Cycle Coding Short Course, for parents. After all, it's easier to help with the homework if you understand it yourself.
The second session will explain bring you deeper into the world of algorithms, to the point where you are making your own in "pseudo-code" (which is actually real fake structured programming language), and get you to choose topics in computer science to present next time.
And next, on March 28 we will measure out sound at 6:30pm in Tyndall National Institute.
(Oil)birds do it. Bats do it. Even educated self-parking cars to it. Echo locate obstacles and measure distance using sound.
We're going to take some ultrasonic sensors, and build a machine that can measure distance.
Then we're going to take that tool and turn it into a parking sensor.
Care to sound things out? Get your hands on the components and build something!
If you would like to make your own MakerDojo session, well, there's a guide to setting up your own MakerDojo.
Is there something that you would like to do, or get made?
Do you have a favourite workshop from earlier... or do you want something new?
We're open to ideas and trying things out... So...
Do you have any ideas for projects to share? Something you really want to see getting made?
If there is a workshop that you would like us to do, then get in contact with us.
Email us, or contact us on Twitter, or drop in a message to the Tyndall National Institute.
Looking forward to hearing from you...