For the second year running Intel was the Mega sponsor of Dublin Maker, a festival where inventors and makers have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere.
The event, which took place in Trinity College Dublin, brought together a host of makers ranging from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors.
The makers, of all ages and backgrounds, came from all over Ireland and beyond with a mission to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors. This year Dublin Maker took place as part of the Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s outstanding Science festival.
At the event Intel demonstrated a number of different technologies in action through a dedicated show and tell maker exhibit space which brought together a number of different innovations that had been created using the likes of Intel Galileo and Edison products.
The Intel Galileo technology, which was designed right here in Ireland, is an Arduino-certified development boards based on Intel® architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts.
The Intel Edison is an ultra small computing platform that has numerous applications for embedded electronics. Its small size makes it ideal for the likes of makers and other tech enthusiasts to create a wide variety of wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Visitors to the Maker gathering, an event which was open to the public and free to attend, had the opportunity to see how artists, designers and other do-it-yourself enthusiasts – who often don’t have technical backgrounds – have created interactive objects or environments using Galileo and Edison technology.