As organisers, this is the moment when we’re getting very nervous. The number of attendees registered has passed the magic hundred a few days ago, we have a fantastic line up of speakers, now all we have to do is …make it happen!
Now in its 7th year, 3Dcamp is part of the “Made in Limerick” strand of the Limerick City of Culture series of events, celebrating the Science & Engineering aspects of culture.
Our Special Guest Speakers are Ton Zijlstra(NL) and Adrian McEwen(UK).
Ton Zijlstra is an entrepreneur and has a background in technology and philosophy. He is fascinated by the new affordances that connectedness provides, and the consequences connectedness has beyond the scope of the technology involved. He’s been at the forefront of open government data across Europe since 2008, was until recently the chairman of the FabLab Foundation for the BeNeLux countries, and organizes barcamp-style unconferences with his wife for their birthdays. He’s been blogging about these and more interests since 2002.
Adrian McEwen has been connecting devices to the Internet since 1995-first cash registers, then mobile phones, and now bubble machines and lamps. He founded MCQN Ltd., an Internet of Things product agency and is co-founder of DoES Liverpool, a hybrid co-working/makerspace that is the home for tech startups in Liverpool. His book Designing the Internet of Things was published by Wiley in late 2013.
He was one of the first employees at STNC Ltd, which built the first web browser for mobile phones and was acquired by Microsoft in 1999. Now Adrian concentrates on how the Internet of Things intersects with people’s lives and how heterogeneous networks of devices should work together, and lectures and speaks on these issues internationally. You can find him on the Internet at www.mcqn.com, or follow him on Twitter as @amcewen .
Limerick man David Hunt will speak about his DIY PiPhone, a smartphone based on a Raspberry Pi. The general public will get a chance to see the gadget up close, as well as hear the story behind it.
We’ll have guests from the NUIM “Programmable City” project. We’ll hear about FabLabs in Ireland. We’ll have presentations on virtual currencies, brain sensing and the Internet of Things and we’ll have demos of Google Glass and the Oculus Rift.
As CoderDojo Limerick is co-located with 3dcamp again this year, we have concentrated the talks and workshops that might be of interest to them around the times when they’ll be around (11am-2pm).
Registration starts at 9:00, with the keynote scheduled for 9:45. If you intend to come and you haven’t registered yet, please do so now at http://3dcamp.barcamp.ie/register/, as we need numbers for catering.
The draft schedule is now available, and you can download it from here.
On Friday May 16, in collaboration with our colleagues at SAUL, we are running a Planned Obsolescence and 3D printing workshop at Fab Lab Limerick (7 Rutland St) starting with 18:30.
You are invited to bring in all sort of broken small appliances and objects that you imagine could be fixed using a 3d printed part and we would try to fix them using 3d scanning, 3d modelling and 3d printing.