BT Young Scientist 2017

screen-shot-2016-12-23-at-15-34-51Hi! Pete here, I organise all the events that we take part in here at the CoderDojo Foundation. At every event we attend we try to engage and include the local community. For the BT Young Scientist this year we invited CoderDojo ninjas from across Ireland to attend and showcase their awesome projects to the attendees over the three days! The awesome folks over at BT Young Scientist have supported CoderDojo every year by inviting us to have a booth in the Science and Technology display area.

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The calm before the storm!

Over the 3 days we had 30 ninjas from 13 Dojos attend with a variety of awesome projects ranging from Maker websites to a self driving car! Each year we try to inform as many young people and teachers as possible, who are attending the event, about the CoderDojo movement.

You can also check out  Benjamins (CoderDojo ninja) Blog post on his Dojos site here.

At the booth we also set-up VR, a flappy bird game using a makeymakey and a banana along with all the awesome projects from CoderDojo ninjas that you can see below.

PS if you have an image and attended on the day and want it to be added (I did not get a pic of everyone) please email to [email protected]

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Ben the Maker kid who has made a website to teach people about hardware, tinkering and being a maker!

Lucas and Evie have made this self driving car using sensors and a raspberry Pi!

Lucas and Evie have made this self driving car using sensors and a raspberry Pi!

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This is Conors Projects Sketch book. A source of many awesome creative ideas!

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Joey has combined her love of art and tech and is a self thought digital animator with awesome skills!

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Harvey made an interface similar to Scratch for building HTML websites!

They grow up so fast!

They grow up so fast!

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Never mind Rio Ferdinand, we had Philip the CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation visit the booth!

 

 

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Sara is the quiz master here. Many took the quiz that she made, some won swag!

Dhruv programs his own tunes with Sonic Pi!

Dhruv programs his own tunes with Sonic Pi!

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Superman operation by Tiernan, Aoibheann & Cain

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Never too young for CoderDojo. Noel and Brinan visit the booth!

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Aoibheann, Sarah & Lexi program Dash the robot to say hello!

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Stephen and his wifi lights project! Yes wifi using lights! LiFi!

Alaidh (left) and Deirdre who won the HPRA award. Alaidh has been a member of CoderDojo Athenry for four years and currently mentors at the Dojo.

Alaidh (left) and Deirdre who won the HPRA award. Alaidh has been a member of CoderDojo Athenry for four years and currently mentors at the Dojo.

Roy (left) and Gavin won first place in the Junior Technology section! Roy also attends CoderDojo Athenry.

Roy (left) and Gavin won first place in the Junior Technology section for their awesome arcade cabinet! Roy attends CoderDojo Athenry.

A big thank you to all the CoderDojo Ninjas that attend on the day and showcased their awesome projects! Also thanks to Thomas Nuala, Ross, Rachel, Philip, Daniel and the BT Young Scientist team 🙂 Congrats to all the winners and participants at this years event some of the projects and ideas on display this year were amazing! The future of science and tech is very bright! Looking forward to attending next years event!

 

Have a Tech Project you want to Showcase?

We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas to apply to bring projects that they’ve made at their local Dojo to display at our interactive booth at Dublin Tech Summit! The projects don’t have to be categorised and any cool project made at CoderDojo is eligible for application. Once your project is selected, you will be invited to showcase it for one of the days (either the 15th or 16th of Feb 2017) at the Dublin Tech Summit in the Convention Centre, Dublin!

 

Apply to Showcase your Project at Dublin Tech Summit!

 

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