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  • ICT
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Electronic Components
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Chip Electronics

  • Variety of Electronic components
www.chip.ie   chip sales@chip.ie
Circuit Specialists
  • US site featuring electronic components & high torque stepper motors
www.circuitspecialists.com/stepper-motor   csi.heath@gmail.com

Cooney Electronics

  • Official Irish  distributor for Rapid Electronics Ltd
www.rapidonline.com cooneyelectronics@eircom.net
Colman Robotics Education    
  • The company has a Line Follower Robot Kit complete with instruction workbook.


iBOTZ Ireland Limited    
  • Electronic components & T4 PCB boards
www.ibotz.com kenny@ibotz.com
Kitronik - (Irish Agents)Strahan Distributors Ltd, Block 3 , Aerodrome Business Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.
  • Electronic components and project kits, also some free resources available for download. 
www.kitronik.co.uk gerard@strahan.ie
  • Variety of Electronic components
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Information & Communication Technology
  • Control Software: PIC Logicator softwar and control technology kits.
www.economatics.co.uk group@economatics.co.uk
New Wave Concepts    
  • Electronic & Control Software. Circuit Wizard & Genie Design Studio.
www.new-wave-concepts.com sales@new-wave-concepts.com
  • Project management software, Computer Graphic software, Computer and ICT books, etc.
www.micromail.com paul@micromail.ie
  • Projectors, LCDs and Touchscreens
www.ivision.ie info@ivision.ie
Oki Printing Solutions    
  • Printers
www.oki.ie jason.powis@oki.ie
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Classroom Materials
Cold Forming Plastic

This plastic looks just like acrylic but has a toughness approaching polycarbonate and can be permanently formed into shape without heating. It is also a shape-memory polymer since it will return to its original flat form on application of moderate heat – e.g., immersion in very hot water.

It can be bend by hand or using sheet metal folding equipment. (Alternatively, the sheet can be thermo-formed using conventional heating methods).

Bending this material makes a great demonstration of a new type of polymer that can be used safely without heat.

It comes as a 3mm thick optically clear sheet indistinguishable from clear acrylic.

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Workshop Equipment
  • CNC Routers, Lathes and Lasers.
www.boxford.co.uk sales@boxford.co.uk
  • CNC Routers, Lathes and Lasers.
www.denford.co.uk info@denford.co.uk
Central Technology Supplies
  • Technology tools, equipment & consumables.
www.centraltechsupplies.ie info@centraltechsupplies.ie
EPT (Engineering Power Tools)
  • Power and hand tools
www.ept-irl.com sales@ept-irl.com
Miko Metals
  • Resistant materials and hand tools.
www.miko.ie sales@miko.ie
Sligo Graph
  • Technology, DCG and General School supplies.
www.sgeducation.ie sales@sgeducation.ie
TechSoft UK
  • CNC Routers, Lasers, knife cutters, etc.
www.techsoftuk.co.uk email@techsoftuk.co.uk
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Teaching Resources
Boxford Online Teaching Resource
  • A range of CAD/CAM projects from the Boxford.co.uk
CASS (Curriculum Advisory Support Service)
  • Website of the Western Education & Library Board in Northern Ireland.
Colman Robotics Education New  
  • The company has a Line Follower Robot Kit complete with instruction workbook.
D&T (The Design & Technology Association)
  • A range of Teaching resources (membership required for access to all resources)
Daydream Education
  • A1 Posters & Visual Learning resources for a variety of subjects.
Festo Robotics
  • Bionic Handling Assistant. Kinematics inspired by the Elephant's trunk.
James Dyson Foundation
  • Resources giving an insight into the process of making something that works.
  • Educational Video's, Lessons & Games.
  • Resources developed by the Teacher Professional Network.
Teacher Professional Network (TPN)
  • Resources developed by the Teacher Professional Network.
TEP (Technology Enhancement Programme)
  • A range of Teaching resources (membership required for access to all resources).
University of Colorado in Boulder
  • Interactive Simulations - Circuit Construction Kit.
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edTech Portal

Have you signed up for the edTech Portal? Join the community of teachers of Technology subjects? Share resources, post comments, seek help from colleagues, watch videos and much more.


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.


Construction Technology

Gill & Macmillan have informed us that Trevor Hickey’s new book, CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: Designing Sustainable Homes is now available to purchase.


I'm an Engineer (get me out of here)

An online X-Factor style competition for engineers where students are the judges. Students get to interact with engineers online, and it's totally free for schools.


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.


Mini Sumo Robot

CPD Workshop notes and resources are now available under the "Events" menu option.

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