Dublin Maker will be held on July 26th, 2014 in a tented festival space on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin. It is a free to attend, family friendly and community driven event. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations at individual booths in a carnival atmosphere. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
The festival event itself is a culmination of ‘hack, craft and make’ activities, which begin with the launch of the open call in March 2014 and build up throughout the year until the main festival event in July 2014.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds, coming from all over Ireland and beyond. Maker Ireland’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.
This year Dublin Maker will again happen during the Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s outstanding Science festival. We are delighted to be partnering up with our Curious friends this year again and to be helping to make a truly unforgettable weekend full of science, creativity and curiosity.
The first step to participating in Dublin Maker is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Dublin Maker, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.
Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
Music Performance and Participation
3D Printers and CNC Mills
Textile Arts and Crafts
Home Energy Monitoring
Rockets and RC Toys
Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
Food and Beverage Makers
Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
Unusual Tools or Machines
How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing
Maker Entry Categories
You can apply as a:
Maker booth or exhibit
Commercial Maker booth (primarily sales booth)
Presenting a Talk / Performer or Workshop
Maker booth or exhibit:
Individuals, groups, schools and organisations that would like to
demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are
encouraged. For Maker groups, please have one point person to
coordinate your efforts. No fee to exhibit for non-commercial exhibits.
Maker booth (primarily sales booth): Individuals who would like to sell
products along with demonstrating what they make at their Maker exhibit.
Please submit a Maker application and indicate that you are a
Commercial Maker. There will be a fee for commercial maker booths (it
was €150 in 2013). Please note, companies or commercial entities do not
qualify as Commercial Makers. If you are a company or commercial entity,
we have great opportunities available—please see Exhibiting Sponsor.
Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of
interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in
demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting.
Presentations are typically 20 or 50 minutes, with some time for Q&A.
Select “Presenter” and submit a Presenter application.
Exhibiting sponsors and stakeholder organisations are welcome to
submit as well.
How to Apply
Please fill out the application form.
Other Ways to Participate at Dublin Maker
Sponsors: We welcome sponsors at Dublin Maker. For more information
about becoming a sponsor, please see sponsorship.
What Happens Next
Immediately following your submission, you will receive and email
confirming that we have your application. Acceptances are sent via email
approximately 2 after the end of the open call. Once accepted, makers are
asked to complete a Maker Agreement. Ongoing correspondence from
the Dublin Maker team will keep you up-to-date on organising meetings,
meetups, maker check-in and load-in logistics.