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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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Template for laser cutting in Inkscape

An optional element of today’s workshop is to design some additional laser cut acrylic parts for your robot. To do so, you will need to draw the shapes you want in a vector drawing program called Inkscape (it’s free software, … 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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