Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held on Saturday July 22nd July in Merrion Square. 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 in a carnival atmosphere. Co-sponsored by Maynooth University, 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.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors. and co-founder Prof. Tomás Ward from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University are delighted to be involved in this event.
Highlights from last year's event
Dublin Maker 2017
Maynooth University Maker Club, are proud to participate again at Dublin Maker Festival with a bunch of demonstrations of robotics and brain computer interfaces.
With 4 international teams from “Mines Alès” engineer school and Montpellier University (France), Nancy-Loraine University (France) and Yasar University (Turkey) will show you how to manipulate robots from brain and body devices.
Help a robot to move into a maze with your brain alpha waves and generate sounds and music. Discover how to control a small Finch Robot with a Nintendo balance board. Create a magical potion by the combination of brain level of meditation, a pinch of body sensor on your arm and a measure of skin conductivity to create a unique recipe. At the end, try to control a drawing robot from your mind to let it create an artistic representation of yours thoughts.
Members of teams will explain the integration of brain-computer interfaces with specific electronics made by themselves from Arduino components and software development to link peripherals to receive, manipulate and send back refined data.