- Tech Workshops
- 3D Design Expo
- Digital Media Expo
- TechSpace As Gaeilge
- DIT Horn Group
Tech Workshops - Sponsored by Sonalake
This year's exciting realm of TechSpace workshops are happening thanks to our many sponsors and partners through out the TechSpace Network.
STEAM Expo - Sponsored by ESB
This years STEAM Expo is going to be bigger and better than ever, virtual reality, holograms, light up robots and much more! We are taking STEAM project submissions for this years CTF, to submit projects get in touch with Matthew.
3D Design Expo - Sponsored by Stryker
This year we are introducing our 3D Design Expo! We will have some 3D printouts to showcase on the day as well as a 3D printer running throughout the day with some industry gurus to explain how it all works!
Digital Media Expo - Sponsored by Inver
This years digital media expo is sponsored by Inver and will feature some really cool projects from across the network and the nation! Be sure to get your projects in to Matthew!
TechSpace As Gaeilge
Opportunitiy for young people from our TechSpace as Gaeilge network to showcase their brand new work along side industry partners in the field of creative bilingual media and maker. If you interested get in touch!
Beidh taispeántas TechSpace as Gaeilge ag tharlú. Beidh deiseanna tionscadail ó gach réimse den TechSpace ar taispeáint ó Maker agus ná Méain. Má tá suim agat cabhraigh le chur ríomhpoist chugainn.
This year we will have Amaron doing his thing on stage, Amaron is the 2015 Irish Beatbox Champion! Bffft Chish Bffft Chish.... I guess it doesn't work through text, you will just have to wait until Nov 4th!
DIT Horn Group
The DIT horn group can be heard practicing every Saturday morning in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Chatham Row. There are five members of the group Ruairi Clear Keena, Simon Orr, Cecily O'Brien, Louie Byrne and Peadar Kelly. They have played in venues such as the Gleeson Theatre and McCann Hall as well as featuring in DIT’s annual Brass Concerts in St Stephen’s Peppercanister Church.
In 2015, the horn group were invited to perform in the National Concert Hall’s John Field Room as part of the Feis Ceoil’s “Young Platform Series” after winning the Junior Brass Ensemble Cup. In the summer of 2015 the group performed before hundreds of people at the summer jamboree “Fair in the Square" in Belgrave Square.
- Storytelling with Narrative 4
- 3D Design with DesignerDojo
- App Inventing with MU Makers
- Music Tech with Foróige SoundSurfers
- Google CS with Google Education
- Robot Building with Roboslam
- Memory Game and Torch building with Makeshop
- Prop Making with The Props Factory
- TechSpace Documentary Crew
- Google Expedition with Google Education
- Mind the Gap with Google
Experience Radical Empathy when Narrative 4 spins a Storytelling Workshop!
Stories are power. Cave painters knew it. We know it. Stories are the way we embrace our deep-seated need to make sense of our lives and the lives of others. This workshop will introduce you to the power of storytelling and to Narrative 4. Narrative 4 is a global not-for-profit organisation that fosters empathy by breaking down barriers and shattering stereotypes through the exchange of stories across the world. N4 was established in 2012 by an unprecedented number of literary minds and social advocates (including founders Colum McCann, Sting, Ishmael Beah, Terry Tempest Williams, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Byrne) who began with the belief that the world can be transformed through stories. If you step into my shoes, I will step into yours. You can visit their website here! You can visit their website here!
DesignerDojo 3D Design & Printing Workshop
DesignerDojo facilitates learning for kids around 3D modelling, 3D printing and Virtual Environments. It is non-profit and volunteer-led. We attract expert & non-expert mentors to participate in a fun learning environment, encouraging collaboration between kids along with adult mentorship. We work with any kind of opensource / free software such as Minecraft (Educational Version), SketchUp, Blender, Tinkercad. We also do things like 3D Printing and Scanning, Game Design and modding, Animation and Video. Resources are available on www.designerdojo.ie This workshop will demonstrate and discuss the principles of 3D printing: where to source models, how to create new ones, how models are sent to the printer and how the printer works. Models will be chosen and downloaded by the participants, then customised prior to manufacturing with our 3D printer.
The Maynooth University Makers club will run an MIT App Inventor workshop. Starting with the most basic functionality, you will be able to make your own Android apps, or modify the ones we’ve prepare for the workshop. Following a series of beginner tutorials, you can get your phone to talk to you, create and app to measure things, and create a little game to guess a number. You are also welcome to work on your own project, with the guidance of our mentors! All you will need is a laptop, and Android phone or tablet, and a Gmail account to log in to the system.
Foróige SoundSurfers will sound out a Music Technology Workshop
Google CS with Google Education
Google Education will deliver a Computer Science Workshop called Mind the Gap
Robot Building with Roboslam
The RoboSlam workshop draws from RoboSumo, a highly successful semester-long module for first year undergraduate engineering students at DIT. The original module has been running for 10 years - RoboSlam is an attempt to distill that experience in to a short workshop. In the RoboSlam workshop, you will get a chance to assemble and program your own autonomous robot. Even better, you get to take the finished robot home with you for further experimentation! The "brain" of each RoboSlam robot is an Arduino Nano development board. It can be programmed using the Arduino IDE. In the two hours of the workshop we wont have time to do programme the robots - so they are pre-programmed, but you will build the robot from a kit of electronic parts and you are encouraged to have a go at the programming yourselves when you get home. Check out their website here!
Memory Game and LED Torch Building
Makeshop will facilitate a Memory Game and an LED torch Workshop
Props Making with The Props Factory
This workshop is an introduction into puppets and what can be done with a small budget and with everyday objects. At the end of the work shop students will have learned how to; Cut out profiles Assemble paper puppets Design a character Problem solve in making.
We are two kids who grew up wanting to make monsters and weird things. Working in glamourous muck and freezing cold for many years on sets like Vikings, Cartoon shows and Game of Thrones, we soon grew to love getting up at 5am and falling asleep over takeaways……..we’ve worked in theatre and lots of other really cool things too. Having been lucky enough to have learned from generations of prop makers and sculptors over our ten years in the industry, we now have a wealth of knowledge that you can’t get from book learnin’. We believe in strong design, proper planning and sharing knowledge and experience with people who have a passion for effects.
TechSpace Documentary Crew
Join TechSpace Media Mentors in creating a documentary video on the day of all things Creative Tech Fest! to check out samples of videos from the year before visit our YouTube Channel. The nature of this workshop means you may need to film longer than the workshop time to capture images of fellow TechSpacers at the exhibition area and in the auditorium.
Google Expedition with Google Education
Google Expedition will host a Virtual Reality taster Workshop. Check out their website here!
It was such an experience! I got compliments here and there, and seeing my name roll up on the credits made me feel so accomplished! It was just great!
It was pretty exciting showing everyone what it was like doing the project and how I felt about domestic violence.
My piece was an animation about water. It was great to show it at Google. I thought it was really quite a unique thing to have it shown at a Fortune 500 company and their operations in Dublin. That was outstanding!