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 April 18th, we bring you the third of 5 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 third session will explain concepts underlying the internet (including some of the bits developed here in Tyndall National Institute), go through some of the internet protocols, get you the basics of building a website (this is where you show off your topics) and explain how data is represented and stored.
And on May 2nd, we bring you the fourth of 5 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.
This session will explain talk about signs, sums, comparing and Boolean Logic (as in the George Boole building around the corner). We'll cover basic data structures, functions and procedures, flow control and documenting things. We should have an introduction to the Python language too.
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...