Talk #9: Why Zuck’s no schmuck - the future of virtual reality »

James Corbett will talk about, and demo, the breakthrough virtual reality headset - the Oculus Rift. He will delve into the current landscape of virtual reality hardware and software and theorize wildly about why Facebook bought Oculus before the Rift was even launched into the consumer marketplace.

James is co-founder of a startup building a virtual reality platform for teaching and training. He is also co-founder of 3Dcamp and doesn’t usually talk about himself in the third person.

Talk #8: Augmenting the Future »

Eimear McCormack will make a presentation on the future of technology and how services, hardware and Augmented Reality will ultimately combine to create new computing frameworks and herald in a new age of computing.

Eimear is COO at iTagged and MD of B*Different. iTagged is a social discovery App that enables its users to create, share & follow augmented Tags. Eimear is an experienced marketing professional, guest lecturer in many universities and frequent panel guest on Today FM’s Business Show & Newstalk Breakfast.

Talk #7: Brain Knows Best; Using Technology To Harness Your Potential »

As CEO of Cortechs, Áine Behan is an Entrepreneur, a Neuroscientist and a lecturer passionate about neurotechnology that builds a resilient mind. Cortechs works off this ethos by using sensors, science, technology and gaming to improve brain resilience; thus the more you harness your brain activity, the more healthy, more focused and more relaxed you become.

With advances in touchless sensors and the evolution of neurogaming, we are on the cusp of making what was thought impossible possible. In this talk Áine will describe the latest cognitive, behavioral, emotional and sensory technologies that will create compelling and engaging experiences worldwide using the power of the mind. Of particular relevance to Cortechs she will discuss how these technologies are affecting gaming, therapeutics, wellness, education and more. Using your brain to control games and technology to improve our attention levels is now a reality.

Workshop #1: MaKey MaKey »

A MaKey MaKey is an Arduino board that can make anything into a key! You can make a connection through anything that’s even a little bit conductive. You can also create inventions that combine conductive and non-conductive parts. It will work with any software that works with the keyboard or mouse e.g. Scratch, PowerPoint, Photobooth, piano, bongos. The possibilities are endless. This workshop is designed to help you gain inspiration and practical guidance around the use of this technology, integrated across a range of subjects in your classroom.

Bianca Ní Ghrógaín & Hassan Dabbagh will present this workshop.

Bianca teaches at Griffeen Valley Educate Together where she is extremely passionate about the use of technology as a pedagogical tool. She currently integrates educational technology into all areas of her teaching.

Hassan’s first computer was an Apple IIe, which wasn’t really his but it was in the house and he got to play games like Kings Quest and it was downhill from there. Fast-forward to a few years and Hassan was selling computers when 16MB Ram was good and 15″ CRT monitors were the norm. He can remember using a 5 1/4″ floppy drive and that’s when floppy drives were really floppy. He can remember DOS and more importantly he thought it was great. Right now Hassan is an ICT support technician and trainer and does a lot of work with schools.

Talk #6: Crypto Currencies -The Potentials & The Risk »

We believe 3Dcamp was the first conference in Ireland to host a Bitcoin presentation and discussion at the 2013 event. So we’re delighted that Antonie Geerts, inventor of Gaelcoin, will make a presentation this year on the wider area of crypto currencies, the potential and the risks.

“This talk will be about the history of Crypto currencies and how it has the potential to change the financial landscape in terms of payments online. Also covered in the talk will be the anatomy of any crypto currency and its relation to network miners and clients and finally about the risks of Crypto currencies and how to spot the Ponzi.”

Talk #5: Unconferencing your birthday: Maker-style »

How do you expose your web oriented friends to this new phenomenon, this phenomenon of personal fabrication? Why not organize a conference? And make it a combined birthday party as well? This is exactly what my husband and I will do this year during Midsummer.

Why we’re doing this? To make sure that our best friends, who live all across Europe and beyond, have good reason to come to our birthday party. Six years after our first birthday unconference I want to share how we organize such events, the value we create for ourselves, our friends, family, clients, co-workers and people we barely know.

Elmine Wijnia is a creative knowledge omnivore who loves to tell stories through video and writing. With a background in Communication Philosophy she guides clients who are willing to reflect on or reinvent themselves through change processes, using any tool that is appropriate to tell the story and get the work done.

She loves to connect the wonderful people she got to know online over the years, so, together with her husband, every few years she organizes a birthday party conference. To explore ideas, share solutions, ask questions and step into unknown territory together.

Talk #4: Hacking by Google Search - Building hardware with no electronics knowledge »

Conor O’Neill generated quite a buzz when his ‘Raspberry Pi RC Race Car Controlled With Cheese‘ made a splash on Wired last year. An inveterate hacker, Conor has also been a stalwart of the Irish start-up scene including organiser of the first two Cork BarCamps. In fact it was those excellent events which gave inspiration for 3Dcamp which is why I’m particularly excited that Conor will be joining us in Limerick this year to talk about ‘Hacking by Google Search - Building hardware with no electronics knowledge

Conor says, “Whilst most people will give programming a go, many are afraid of playing with hardware. In this talk I’ll walk through some of the silly, less silly, useless and useful things I have built over the past year.

In every case I have started with “I wonder if…..” followed quickly by “How do I XYZ with Arduino or Raspberry Pi” in Google Search.

Someone somewhere has always done something similar or related before you and I’ll explain how you can build on the shoulders of giants. Anyone can build useful things for themselves with a few simple rules of thumb and something like an Arduino.”

You’ll find him @conoro on Twitter.

Talk #3: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualisation of Existing Architecture »

Conor Dore is a Postgraduate Researcher at Dublin Institute of Technology. His talk will focus on methods for 3D virtual reconstruction and visualisation of existing architecture.

“There is an increased demand for accurate virtual 3D models of existing buildings for many applications in particular in the cultural heritage and construction communities where this data is very important for documentation, conservation work and renovations. Virtual 3D models of existing buildings and cities are also very important for other applications such as planning, architectural design, tourism, disaster management, training simulations, noise mapping, environmental simulations, entertainment and education.

This talk will briefly look at different methods for collecting 3D data to record existing buildings such as 3D laser scanning, structure from motion and other image-capture methods. The raw data obtained from these survey methods must be converted to structured 3D models for useful further applications. Different approaches for generating 3D architectural models from survey data will be discussed. Current manual methods for this modelling process are time-consuming and tedious and require skilled modellers. This talk will briefly look at how automated approaches for 3D modelling used in other areas such as film and gaming can be applied for modelling our built heritage.

Finally this talk will also look at future trends in this area and possible applications of virtual architectural models with augmented reality and game engines for entertainment and education.”

Talk #2: Mixing Open Data and Making To Solve Things »

Netherlands based Ton Zijlstra (@ton_zylstra) is an independent consultant on knowledge work, learning and complex challenges. He writes on open data, open government, the FabLab movement, making, learning, communities of practice, and the philosophy of technology.

His talk for 3Dcamp 2014 is entitled, ‘Mixing Open Data and Making To Solve Things’

“What we make should matter, help solve and mean something for you or for others, provi1de a perspective for action and new affordances. In this talk, building on my experiences in both worlds, I will explore how Open Data and Making can mutually reinforce each other. What data do you need, in order to decide what to make to solve a local issue? How do you get that data open? What can you make to gather data yourself? What can you make that let’s you act on what data tells you? Can we make tangible things that let us understand data better? Taking practical examples from across Europe as inspiration, let’s see what we can come up with!”

### Saturday 17th May 2014 ### »

We’re delighted to announce that 3Dcamp is returning for the 7th year on Saturday 17th May 2014.

Details to follow…

Schedule for #3Dcamp 2013 now available »

The schedule for 3Dcamp 2013 is now available to view here. And to download (PDF) here.

Please note: the ‘barcamp’ format is fluid and flexible and the schedule of talks quite likely to change on the day.

Demo #20: “Real” Sim City - latest environment simulation developments from RealSim »

Gavin Duffy will demo RealSim’s latest city simulations, their associated tools and how they are being used.

Lunch compliments of Carambola »

We want to say a huge thanks to Carambola Kidz who are providing complementary lunches to this year’s 3Dcamp. Healthy and delicious!

Talk #19: Cultural Heritage - The Return of the Physical! »

As a result of years of digitalization, a wealth of digital cultural heritage content is currently available in on-line repositories and archives. It is however accessed only in a limited way and utilised through rather static modes of delivery, such as database searches and touch interfaces. But is this really all we can expect for the dissemination of this content? Do we want to continue engaging with our cultural heritage using a computer screen? Or can we better address the gap between materiality and digital cultural heritage?

Some recent trends – such as the Rijks Studio as part of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and the Chrome Web Lab at the Science Gallery, London – highlight a new attention to a more material and personalised approach to our digital cultural heritage. This changes our expectations of the digital content and encourages a deeper level of visitor engagement.

In this talk Fiona McDermott will illustrate how the meSch project aims to provide cultural heritage professionals with the tools to merge this digital information with corresponding physical artefacts so as to encourage the public to engage and appropriate cultural heritage through novel means.

Talk/demo #18: Introducing the Raspberry Pi »

2012 saw the release of the Raspberry Pi, a $35 credit card sized computer. The primary aim of which was to put a cheap but powerful general purpose computer in the hands of children, to allow them to understand at the lowest levels how computers work, and perhaps even inspire a few to consider further education or careers in Information Technology and related fields. This has been enthusiastically welcomed both in education and in the wider ‘maker’ movement, which use this miniature computer in many varied and interesting ways. In this session Chris Collins will discuss some of the motivations behind the development of the Raspberry Pi, what it is, what it is capable of, and some of the more interesting uses it has been put to. Chris will have an RPi with him on the day for a hands-on demo.

Talk/demo #17: Wonders of 3D printing »

In this session Dave Head will talk about 3d printing in general and also demo his Ultimaker printer.

Talk #16: Build your own Weather Station »

Irish people are always discussing the weather because it varies so much from day to day and also from one part of the Ireland to another. People often complain that the official weather reports don’t adequately cover the place where they live. The only solution to this is to build your own! In this talk Brian O’Donovan will describe how he built his own personal weather station with its own web site and Twitter feed @llweather. Brian will provide advice to anyone who would like to do something similar.

Talk #15: Ingress - Where the Virtual meets the Physical »

“The world around you is not what it seems.” that is after you start playing the new augmented reality game called Ingress. Developed by Google, Ingress sits on Android technology and utilises GPS and Google Maps. In this talk John Jennings will demo the game and discuss its relevance and possible future impact. One invite to the closed beta will also be given to a lucky attendee :)

Technology.ie podcast interview with 3Dcamp »

Our thanks to Conn and Michele (and Blacknight) for interviewing Gabriela about 3Dcamp for the Technology.ie podcast. You can download the episode here.

[Blacknight have been great supporters of the barcamp scene in Ireland and provide complementary hosting for this very website].

Registration now open »

Registration is now open for #3Dcamp - please visit our Eventbrite page to get your ticket(s).

Bitcoin panel discussion »

Regardless of your views on the Bitcoin economy and the market bubble/burst of recent weeks, the distributed crypto-currency is a fascinating topic from a technical viewpoint. And lots of fun to debate :-)

So we’re going to hold a Bitcoin discussion / panel at #3Dcamp and look forward to some lively discourse.

We’re also now accepting tips for #3Dcamp attendance in Bitcoin :-)

Our address is - 13QQb5pY72FwYt2Lvv8L6LzM7v2GH18U6B

Or you can use the button -

Talk #14: The Vampire in the Machine: The Challenges of Rewriting Dracula as a Location-Based Augmented-Reality Game »

Gothic fiction has been reinvented several times, most recently in the 20th century for cinema and video games.  In this talk Mads Haahr of Haunted Planet presents a snapshot of their ongoing attempts to reinvent Gothic fiction once again, using the distinctively 21st century medium of the Location-Based Augmented-Reality Game. Their games cast players as paranormal investigators who equipped with paranormal detection devices explore the real world in search for paranormal activity.  By collecting and analysing an increasing body of paranormal evidence, players gradually construct the story in their minds.  Mads will examine the way in which characters and techniques from Stoker’s novel were adapted for their recent game Bram Stoker’s Vampires and reviews the specific challenges associated with this adaptation.  He will discuss how the novel’s form as a deliberately fragmented collection of ‘evidence’ with pretension to veracity was reinvented for the purpose of immersing the players into the game world, and also review how they adapted Stoker’s use of transgression and transformation from the novel.

CANCELLED! Talk #13: Oculus Rift Overview & Hands-on Demo »

UPDATE: We’re sorry to announce that this talk has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality (VR) headset designed specifically for video games. After a very short run through his bio as a writer/designer and experienced developer of computer games, Michael J. Maguire will give a short introduction to, and demonstration of this latest technology. Afterwards Michael will make the system available to others to have a ‘hands-on’ experience in the demo area. Michael will also specifically speak about some future uses for the technology. This talk is made possible by the generous support of Cando 3D in Belfast.

Thanks Blacknight »

A special word of thanks to Blacknight for hosting this site free of charge. Fair play to them for their long standing support of grassroots events, like this, in Ireland.

Official hashtag is #3Dcamp »

Sorry for any confusion but it was pointed out to us that denoting the year in the hashtag was kind of superfluous, and we had to agree, so the official tag for this year’s event across all social media will simply be #3Dcamp

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