MakerDojo is a hardware focused club encouraging the general public to explore science and technology in hands-on "hacker" style workshops inspired by the growing Maker movement, a worldwide community of hobbyists, students and enthusiasts who take a creative, DIY approach to technology, science and engineering.
MakerDojo fosters experimentation, collaboration and innovation and aims towards a culture of inventors.
Now for something a little familiar but different... Floats. Our next workshop at Tyndall National Institute is on Thursday October 18.
MakerDojo is helping out the Dragon of Shandon Festival parade. At least two of their floats will be (literally) crawling with small skeletons, and we're going to attach servos to their skulls, so they will be looking around at random and scanning the crowd while the parade is underway.
The workshop will be setting up a servo motor to do the random passes, but build it in a way so that eight or more could be added to your setup.
Making things glow is, well, something we're done a lot in past MakerDojo sessions, however we've not touched multi-colour LEDs yet.
Now its time to make our true colours shine for Cork Science Week!
If you would like to make your own MakerDojo session, well, there's a guide to setting up your own MakerDojo.
Is there something that you would like to do, or get made?
Do you have a favourite workshop from earlier... or do you want something new?
We're open to ideas and trying things out... So...
Do you have any ideas for projects to share? Something you really want to see getting made?
If there is a workshop that you would like us to do, then get in contact with us.
Email us, or contact us on Twitter, or drop in a message to the Tyndall National Institute.
Looking forward to hearing from you...