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About shannonchance

Shannon Chance, PhD, LEED-AP, Registered Architect Lecturer and Programme Chair (BSc in BIM) at Technological University Dublin Visiting Professor at University College London

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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More from Engineers Week 2017

Here’s a second set of photos from the RoboSlam DIT ran for Transition Year students from the Dublin area during the first week of March. What great fun it was! This set of photos is presented in chronological order.

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Engineers Week 2017

A favorite day of the year for our RoboSlam team — the day we invite Transition Year (TY) students from all around Dublin to join us at Kevin Street DIT for the day to learn to build and code robots. … Continue reading

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Adults love robots, too….

Viewing the RoboSlam blog, you’ll see that reaching kids with hands-on engineering activities is our core mission. The RoboSlam volunteer team really enjoys giving kids their first taste of electronics engineering and robotics! Nevertheless, when we have enough time, we also like to … Continue reading

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Creative Techfest’s RoboSlam at Google

This year’s Creative Techfest was held at Google’s Dublin headquarters, and RoboSlam was there to to celebrate. Our team of volunteers–DIT staff and undergraduate engineering students alike–helped 18 school kids build their first robots using the Arduino Nano robot design … Continue reading

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CopyCat in Action

The first three ArcadeSlam sessions were a success, with a total of 52 students participants assembling CopyCat electronic game boards alongside a number of smiling and enthusiastic teachers. Some of the teachers even pitched in with the teaching (as pictured below). … Continue reading

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