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Is the SSD drive of your Fujitsu W530 DCG Workstation running out of space?..............

Some school are reporting issues with the SSD Drive running out of space. Follow the link below to access guidelines provided by Smartschools on how to manage the space available more effectively and keep your computer running at optimum speed.

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Many of the ZIP files on the site have become corrupted & will no longer open. We will attempt to repair these over the coming weeks on a phased basis. Many thanks to those who have already made contact with details of files causing problems.

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Robotics & Control Technology.........
Programming PIC microcontrollers

Additional Workshops now provided due to demand: ....

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Venue

Time

 

7th March 2016

Scoil Mhuire, Dunleer, Co. Louth

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

8th March 2016

Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

9th March 2016

Laois Education Centre

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

These workshops will include forward / reverse and speed control of DC motors, the use of limit switches, controlling servo motors, the use of variables to provide feedback  and programming the microcontroller using the free "Genie Programming Editor" software. 

Date

Venue

Time

 

23rd February 2016

Laois Education Centre

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

24th February 2016

Scoil Mhuire, Dunleer, Co. Louth

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

25th February 2016

Scoil na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon

18.30 to 21.00

Completed

These workshops are aimed at Technology, Engineering and Construction Studies teachers. Participants will have an opportunity to create and take away sample programs Beginners to intermediate level content.  Limited places available.

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2016 T4 National Seminar Programs.........
SolidWorks for teachers of Technology Subjects

The 2016 series of National Seminar workshops will take place in 5 venues over a 10 day period from the 2nd to the 12th March 2016. Three of the workshops will take place during school time, with two further workshops taking place on Saturday the 5th & 12th March 2016. 

Date

Venue

Time

 

2nd March 2016

Clonmel Park Hotel, Co. Tipperary

09.30 to 15.30

Completed

5th March 2016

Portlaoise College, Co. Laois

09.30 to 15.30

Completed

8th March 2016

Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly

09.30 to 15.30

Completed

10th March 2016 Clarion Hotel, Sligo 09.30 to 15.30 Completed
12th March 2016 Castletroy College, Limerick 09.30 to 15.30 Completed

The day’s activities will consist of 4 separate workshops in the following areas:

  • Introduction to SolidWorks for Construction Studies Teachers
  • Introduction to SolidWorks for Engineering Teachers
  • Introduction to SolidWorks for Technology Teachers
  • Advanced SolidWorks Drawing Techniques for DCG Teachers

The 5 hour introductory workshops are for teachers with little or no experience of using the SolidWorks CAD software. The 5 hour workshop for DCG teachers is for teachers who regularly use SolidWorks.
 
Additional resources also available on the day.  Early booking is advised as places are limited.

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ECO Friendly & Sustainable Refugee Shelter.....

Refugees and people displacement is very topical at the moment, but here is a solution from Patrick Leonard from Grange Post Primary School based on the provision of specialised shelter for those forced to live in long term camps and holding areas. It was Patrick's project for the 2015 Leaving Certificate Technology Examination and is provided here with his permission and that of Grange Post Primary School. Teachers: Declan Campbell and Daniel O'Connor.

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Creating & Programming a Mini Sumo Robot

Online Video Workshop

Visit our online workshop to view a series of video tutorials covering the contents of a one day (6 hour) T4 professional development workshop demonstrating how to build, programme and control a Mini Sumo Robot.

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Entrepreneurial & Design Skills on show in Doon. .....

Click on the link below to view a series of short videos demonstrating the range of design and I.T. skills displayed by students studying Technology in Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa in Doon.  See a Robotic-Hand being controlled by external human hand movements, a Baggage System that identifies and sorts components by colour and an automatic Farmyard Cleaning System.

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Activity Sheets for use by teachers and students of Technology Subjects.    The Activity Sheets vary in difficulty and are designed to aid students in their progression through Junior Cycle.  Each exercise has a number of activities which enable the student to combine theoretical elements with hands on practical experience. There is no set order to the projects and teachers are free to choose when to include in their subject plans. Each Activity Sheet includes elements of::

  • Setting goals and learning objectives.
  • Practical project work.
  • Working drawings in 2D and 3D format coupled with Bill of Materials.
  • Associated theoretical content.
  • Design activities.
  • Cross curricular links.
  • Literacy and Numeracy based activities.
  • A logical sequence toward completion.
  • Critical reflection & evaluation.
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Technical Graphics Resources.
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PowerPoint Presentations which could be used as an introduction to Technical Graphics or as a tester course for new 1st year students.  Worksheets are provided to compliment the PowerPoint presentations.  The full PowerPoint presentation includes a brief overview of Technical Graphics and could possibly be set up for display at information nights or open days.  

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Pneumatics

Limerick Institute of Technology hosts 2 day event on the FESTO Meclab Stacking
Station for Engineering Technology and Technology students.

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New JC & LC Technology Books

Golden Key Publishers, who published “Technology for Leaving Certificate” in 2015 have informed us that “Technology for Junior Certificate” by Paul Enright will be available in August 2016 .

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RTE Insider Robots 2015

The 2015 EA Robot Games Tournament as featured on the RTE Science show 'Insiders'.

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ICT for teaching & Learning

Example of a flipped learning approach in a Tech Graphics class.

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DCG Resource

A PowerPoint presentation with animations "Descriptive Geometry of Lines & Planes". This resource was developed for T4.

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EA Robot Games 2016

Friday the 20th May 2016 in Dublin Castle. This year event should be even better than ever with support and sponsorship from EA Games

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New Technology Book

Golden Key Educational Publishing have informed us that the new book "Technology for Leaving Certificate" by Gráinne Enright is now available.

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Student Assignment Book
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This booklet offers guidance to both teachers and students on possible approaches to successfully completing the DCG Student Assignment

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Engineering Projects Book

These booklets offer guidance to both teachers & students on possible approaches to successfully completing the Engineering - Technology Project: Manufacture/Design.

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Photo's of DCG Rooms

Sample layout of desk design & DCG room layout from various schools.

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Technology Room

See a panoramic view of the Technology Room in Scoil Na Trionoide Naofa, Doon, Co. Limerick

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Winning Video

Click the link below to view the winning entry in the Film Makers section of the 2014 Irish Junior Mini Sumo Robot Tournament organised by Robotics Ireland in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland and PDST.

The video was made by Cian Ruane and Shane Mc Cormick, both 5th Yr. students in St. Gerald's College, Castlebar.

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Sample Project

Sample1st Year Technology workshop project. The format and layout is based on the style of the PDST Activity Sheets. This resource is provided by Shane Comisky, Adamstown Community School.

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