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.
For Engineers Week we'll take on a flexible situation. On February 28 we'll have a paper engineering workshop at 6:30pm at the Tyndall National Institute.
It's easy to dismiss folding paper, but ask yourself this... How small does a Mars Rover fit in the landing capsule? Call it Origami, or call it paper engineering, materials that fold and change their form are now being used in strange and interesting places. So, let's join the fold.
And after that we're starting a series, on March 7 we start classes based around the Junior Cycle Coding Short Coure for parents at 6:30pm in Tyndall National Institute.
This is the first 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 first session will explain the inner workings of these everyday mysterious machines, and introduce the algorithms that drive our everyday lives.
The downloadable book of our makes is going through its finishing touches!
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...