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About shannonchance

Professor Shannon Chance PhD, SFHEA (UK), BArch, MArch, PG Cert (BIM) Registered Architect (Virginia), NCARB, LEED-AP Lecturer and Programme Chair, BSc in BIM (Digital Construction) at TU Dublin Visiting Professor, UCL Visiting Professor, LSBU Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Education Chair, Research on Engineering Education Network Education Blog: www.IrelandByChance.com

TY photos keep rolling in!

Kevin Gaughan has contributed the photos her took during the week of “Engineering Your Future” at TU Dublin. Thanks, Kevin, for sharing these!

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The final moments of suspense at BioSlam

Fortunately, Damon had his smartphone at the ready on Friday, at the point where our “Engineering Your Future” Transition Year students participating in BioSlam got their electronics built, coded, and working successfully. A gallery of photos by Damon is below.

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More photos from “Engineering Your Future” 2022

Thanks to Kevin Gaughan for images from earlier in the week….

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Building heart rate monitors for kicks at TU Dublin

Today, 40 secondary school students from the greater Dublin area learned to build their own ultra-low-cost heart rate monitors using the Arduino Nano. The signal we measured is called the photoplethysmogram (PPG). We detected small changes in blood vessel dilation caused by … Continue reading

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Engineering Your Future at TU Dublin, 2022

We have about 40 Transition Year students visiting us at TU Dublin this week to learn about engineering. Tomorrow we’ll be in the electronics labs doing a BioSlam (see the page https://roboslam.wordpress.com/bioslam-ppg/ for instructions). While Ted Burke and others were … Continue reading

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Mighty Dublin Makers

At this year’s Dublin Maker fair in Merrion Square, TU Dublin’s School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering hosted two booths: one on Co-design for technologies to increase access to folks with varying capabilities, and the second on the theme “Timewarp … Continue reading

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Bread Board Games!

Learn about our most recent electronics workshops, held in southeast Ireland, by visiting Europe By Chance (https://shannonchance.net/2018/08/19/bread-board-games-dits-electronics-workshops-in-wexford/).

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Do-it-yourself punch cards and other amazing feats: DIT’s Paper Programming booth at Dublin Maker 2018

With the annual Dublin Maker fair on July 21st, DIT’s RoboSlam group of volunteer staff and students headed to Marrion Square for an action-packed Saturday. After four years of teaching visitors to Dublin Maker about build robots, we shifted focus … Continue reading

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New “Bread Board Games” for Science Week in Bunclody

The RoboSlam crew (Frank, Ted, Damon and Shannon) headed out to Bunclody Public Library in county Wexford this past Saturday to lead two workshops. We taught kids aged 7 and up to build small, hand-held video games that were designed … Continue reading

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Engineering Your Future–a week of adventures in engineering at DIT

Between the end of classes and exams, the RoboSlam crew enjoys teaching Transition Year students who have curiosity about engineering in to learn about electronics and robot-building. Each year, we chip in as part of a week-long program hosted by our College … Continue reading

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