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T4 SolidWorks & CAD

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Video T4 -Video Files

T4 & Technology
Technology Projects - Jun Cert
Applied Control & Robotics
Video Other - Video Files
Crest Awards
Crest Launch - Feb 2011
1st Lego League - Galway 2011
U-Design-It Competition
T4 & Technology
Robot - Line Follower
Robot - Calibration
Robot - Setting a Boundary
Robot - Line Follower Problem

Website update & support for the Technology subjects Updated

The T4 website is curently being updated with the revised site due to go online before the end of August 2016. .

From August 2016 queries in relation to the Technology (T4) subjects should be sent via email to



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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ZIP Files not working.......
Service Announcement....

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.

Repairs to-date



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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Refugee Shelter

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


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 .


RTE Insider Robots 2015

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


ICT for teaching & Learning

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


DCG Resource

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


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


New Technology Book

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


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


Engineering Projects Book

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


Photo's of DCG Rooms

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


Technology Room

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


Teacher Registration

Would you like us to contact you when new courses or resources become available?  If yes, then select the registration option under the Teacher menu.


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.


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.