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Resistance of Weather: Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop

18th Nov

Resistance of Weather: Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop Resistance of Weather: Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop

€5.00

 

Resistance of Weather: Make Your Own Weather Station Workshop
In association with If Not You, an exhibition of work by artist Mark Clare
Saturday 18 November 2017
1-4pm
Suitable for ages 16+
€5 - for booking email info@siriusartscentre.ie

The weather is a constant source of conversation in Ireland. It’s constantly changing. Climate is what happens when you collect decades of data about the weather and “smooth out” the individual events to see the trends over time. But you need to collect that data first. Find out how to make your own electronic weather station.

Will Knott, from the Tyndall National Institute’s MakerDojo will guide you through the construction and programming of a weather station so you can make and customise your own. You’ll get hands on experience with wiring and sensors and discover that you might be able to get the robot overlords working for you! 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.

MakerDojo is made possible thanks to Science Foundation Ireland. #BelieveInScience - a campaign to promote the potential that science and discovery offer Ireland, today and in tomorrow's world.

About Will:
From Dublin, Will completed a BSc in Applied Mathematical Sciences at Dublin City University and studied Opera in DIT’s College of Music. He entered industry working in telecommunications, software security and digital media streaming. Over the years he’s involved in the Maker community and arts including TOG and Nexus MakerSpaces, CoderDojo mentoring, Forma Biohacking, performing and programming interactive sculptures for Cork festivals. Currently “Maker-in-Chief” for Tyndall National Institute MakerSpace, building and designing prototypes & demonstration items for postgraduate students as well as construction and presenting the MakerDojo project.

Kindly supported by Cork County Council Environmental Partnership.

 

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