Sustainability takes center stage at Dublin Maker 2022
Visitors can bring broken items to the TOG Hackerspace Repair Café to be repaired
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The makers of Ireland will showcase their builds at Dublin Maker on Saturday 23rd July, in Dublin’s Merrion Square.
Dublin Maker, now in its tenth year, is a volunteer-run event that aims to highlight Ireland’s hidden inventive genius. The event is open to all kinds of creators who want to showcase their hacks, builds and wares. From crafting traditional Aran jumpers to AI racing robots, the event has something for everyone.
Sustainability is an integral part of the ethos of the event. Some of the sustainable initiatives to watch out for on the day are:
This year’s event will also feature the TOG Hackerspace Repair Café. There, visitors can bring broken items – such as clothing, electronics, toys and small appliances – to this stand to be repaired by TOG volunteers as well as learn how to fix them.
Portable device testing (PAT) to determine the safety of electrical appliances and equipment will also be available on the day.
There will also be a display with member projects and information about TOG Hackerspace. TOG is a hackerspace in central Dublin, where members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies.
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Furthermore, visitors have been asked to bring their water bottles to Dublin Maker as Refill Ireland will offer water stations for easy refilling.
Coffee pods Second Life
Meanwhile, the Coffee Pods Second Life booth turns used coffee pods into jewellery, gifts and ornaments.
Upcycled Butterfly Effect
The Upcycled Butterfly effect creates large butterflies from recycled materials such as metal, electronic cables, wood, cardboard and paint, showing how upcycling materials can turn waste into contemporary upcycled works of art.
Dublin Maker is supported by funding from Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin City Council and the ESB. More details can be found at www.dublinmaker.ie