Maker Days: Products, Prototypes and Presentations

It has been a very  busy few weeks for our TY students with the Maker Days coming straight after the midterm break. Student teams were divided into two groups and each group had two consecutive Maker Days. The days were a culmination of all they have learned so far. They worked really hard, bringing all … Continue reading Maker Days: Products, Prototypes and Presentations

Designing Products of the Future

First thing, students collected their name-tags from last week’s 3D Printing workshop. Then it was down to work! This week our teams faced challenges on both the STEM and entrepreneurial front. They warmed up their minds by brainstorming all the issues facing humanity and the environment they could think of. These included many topical issues such … Continue reading Designing Products of the Future

3D Creativity for dlr TY STEM Teams

This week the teams entered the world of 3D printing. To get them thinking about creations, Jake asked the teams “what makes things?” There were a range of answers such as: A Hammer – which makes tools Chemicals – which make medicines Energy – which makes mass Atoms – which make pretty much everything Education … Continue reading 3D Creativity for dlr TY STEM Teams

A busy second week at the dlr TY Entrepreneur STEM Camp

The second STEM workshop was all about communication and flashing red lights!  Students learned about voltage, inputs and outputs, analog vs digital signals, Raspberry Pi, Python and the Arduino family with particular focus on the Arduino Uno. Building on knowledge gained from last week’s session, the hands-on workshop saw students use Arduino, Raspberry Pi,  Grove … Continue reading A busy second week at the dlr TY Entrepreneur STEM Camp

dlr Teen Entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018 is underway!

Last Thursday, our 2018 STEM Camp got off to a lively and productive start with 60 TY students learning about Scratch, Arduino, and coding. The sessions, led by Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, started with an introduction to the concepts of business and entrepreneurial skills, creative thinking and teamwork. He then took the students through computing, … Continue reading dlr Teen Entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018 is underway!

dlr TY entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018

Starting tomorrow (4th October 2018)! dlr Teen Entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018   Kindly supported by Science Foundation Ireland 60 TY students from 15 schools in the county will an opportunity to learn coding, electronics and business development over 8 weeks in dlr LexIcon. The students will have workshops in using Rasperry Pi's and Arduino kits … Continue reading dlr TY entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018