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.

We hope to give you practical experience of STEM areas and the opportunity foster experimentation, collaboration and innovation to become confident inventors, experimenters and creators. We encourage you to voluntarily participate in science, engineering and design in a very interactive way.

The events are aimed for adults down to Transition Year students (think 16 and older), however younger people are encouraged attend as part of a family group. For legal reasons, a parent or guardian must remain in attendance if their ward is 15 years old or younger.

Supported by the SFI Discover programme, Tyndall National Institute, Biomaker Fórma and DesignerDojo have come together to contribute their expertise in materials, devices, biotechnology and 3D design to deliver MakerDojo to the wider community.



MakerDojo at Tyndall

Explore energy, light, sensors, chemicals and more through our special kits and experiments.


Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research.  SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy



3D visualisation, design and 3D-printing


Data Protection Notice


At University College Cork / Tyndall National Institute, we treat your privacy seriously. Any personal data which you provide to the University will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. This notice sets out details of the information that we collect, how we process it and who we share it with. It also explains your rights under data protection law in relation to our processing of your data.

Who we are

Throughout this Notice, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo, part of, University College Cork. For more information about us, please refer to our website: www.makerdojo.ie.

How we collect your personal data

We collect your data from you when you sign up to receive email notifications of current and future MakerDojo and MakerDojo related events, and when you sign up for a place at a MakerDojo workshop. It will be used by us only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this notice.

The purpose and legal basis for collecting your data

Any personal data you provide to us via MailChimp or Eventbrite will be processed fairly and lawfully by the respective companies.
 It will be used for the purposes of...
•    Informing you of MakerDojo events, MakerDojo related events or events at which MakerDojo is taking part.
•    Booking a place at a workshop or other event where access is limited.
•    Contacting you directly in the case of an event you have booked a place for, has scheduling or other changes for which you should be informed.
The Data Protection Acts allows us to process your data because you have provided your explicit consent. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time. If you do withdraw your consent, Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo will no longer process your personal data and will take steps to delete all reference to your data securely.

Details of third parties with whom we share personal data

The University will share your data with the following third parties where necessary for purposes of the processing outlined above:
•    N/A

Cross-border data transfers

In the course of processing your personal data, it may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area on the understanding we rely on legally approved mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders including the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission.  

How long we will keep your data

In keeping with the data protection principles we will only store your data for as long as is necessary. For the purposes described here we will store your data in line with UCC approved retention schedule.

Your rights

You have various rights under data protection law, subject to certain exemptions, in connection with our processing of your personal data, including the right:
•    to find out if we use your personal data, access your personal data and receive copies of your personal data;
•    to have inaccurate/incomplete information corrected and updated;
•    in certain circumstances, to have your details deleted from systems that we use to process your personal data or have the use of your personal data restricted in certain ways;
•    to object to certain processing of your data by UCC;
•    to exercise your right to data portability where applicable (i.e. obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic form;
•    where we have relied upon consent as a lawful basis for processing, to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
•    to not be subject to solely automated decision;
•    to request that we stop sending you direct marketing communications.

If you wish to avail of these rights, please write to: The Information Compliance Manager, University College Cork, 4 Carrigside, College Road, Cork (or email [email protected]).

Questions or Complaints

If you have any queries in relation to MakerDojo please contact William Knott on [email protected]
If you have any complaints in connection with our processing of your personal data, you can contact UCC’s Information Compliance Manager: Information Compliance Manager, Office of Corporate & Legal Affairs, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork E: [email protected] Tel: +353 21 4903949

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission if you are unhappy with our processing of your personal data. Details of how to lodge a complaint can be found on the Data Protection Commission’s website (www.dataprotection.ie), or by telephoning 1890 252 231.

In submitting this form, you understand and agree that your personal details will be used by Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo for the purposes outlined above.



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