Dublin Maker 2019

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community-run event, which will be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 in Merrion Square, Dublin. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations at individual booths in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

It has an eclectic mix of makers, high tech robots, jellyfish experiments, homemade looms, laser cutters and lots more. At Dublin Maker, we will have a range of new projects and old favourites. Fully addressable full colour LED cube, Polarisation art, DIY Air quality sensors, Handmade boat models and our crowd-pleaser Skull Radio.

For a full list of makers check out http://www.dublinmaker.ie/makers-2019/

Shape the Future Competition

Pitch your idea and I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, will turn the winning idea for sustainability into 3D printed reality.

Shape the Future is a competition open to all who have an idea to help build a sustainable future. The competition is looking for makers to show how 3D printing can help the planet. Whether it’s an idea for a new
product, a new use for an old product, or simply replacing a missing a part to an engine, vintage car or old piece of kit. How can 3D printing help us reduce waste, and find new uses for old materials?

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Tech Discussion: Technology Ethics and Activism (journalists welcome)

We are hosting the Tech Won’t Build It community for a discussion on current happenings in technology: activism, ethics, unionisation, regulation and the law are all in scope.

The organisers will bring some topics to kick off the conversation, but we hope you bring your own, too.

Aaron Rogan, a journalist with the Sunday Business Post who often covers technology, is going to kick us off with a short talk about tech journalism.

Possible topics include:
– Should the EU ban mass surveillance and ‘citizen scoring’?
– The Wayfair walkout
– Gorgon Stare
– Dublin city council tracking devices in parks
– Working conditions of social media moderators

See this thread: https://twitter.com/TWBIIreland/status/1145790251878797322and the #twbidiscuss hashtag on twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/twbidiscuss?src=hash

Journalists and others are welcome to this event every other month (this is the journalist-friendly edition), but Chatham House rules always apply to discussions – they should not leave the room.

The event kicks off at 7pm on Wednesday 3rd of July, no need to prebook.

Air Quality Sensor In Tog

We have a very busy workshop in Tog. Lots of activities generate dust but up until now, we have no way to quantify it.

The design is based on the luftdaten project. The difference with this model than the previous sensor on our blog, we went for a 3D printed case. The case was created by Netobrev and is available on Thingiverse. The case is made up of four parts and approximately 5 hours to print.

The new model supports an LCD screen. It displays the current values from the sensors. For more build photos from this project check out our gallery.

All sensor data is stored on the Open Sense Map website.

Ealaín Solas (Light Art)


Come join us for a fun and illuminating workshop of light art with polarisation to celebrate the UN International Day of Light (IDL). IDL is an annual event to educate and promote the area of optics and photonics.

This workshop will kick off with a short presentation on polarisation and why it’s important and afterwards there will be a hands-on demonstration that will combine optics (light) and the use of fabrication techniques. Each participant will assemble a laser cut holder with 3D printed parts and then will design their own polarisation artwork. Each kit can be taken home.

 Workshop lead by Laura Tobin and Jeffrey Roe.

*** You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this workshop. Please do not book places for children ***

Date: Saturday 29th June 14:00
Cost: Free but booking required with the link below.


https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ealain-solas-light-art-tickets-63605029355


This workshop is kindly supported by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
The workshop content is derived from the phablabs project. 

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An introduction to TA (Technical Analysis) in Crypto – Trading Course 1/2

We are hosting the Dublin Crypto Talks again for an interesting course on trading cryptocurrencies and investments. Details below.

It’s recommended to bring a laptop with you..

This is the 1st part of a more advanced course that will run in July with one member of our DCT group and professional trader, Matt

This event takes place at TOG on Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Feel free to join our meetup group or follow us on Twitter:

twitter.com/DubCryptoTalks

meetup.com/Dublin-Crypto-Talks

More info here: www.meetup.com/Dublin-Crypto-Talks/events/262318421