Open call issued for entries into Dublin Maker 2016 this July

25 Mar 2016

An open call for inventors, hackers and tinkerers has been issued ahead of this year’s Dublin Maker on 23 July, which brings together creative types to create whatever they want as part of the day-long festival.

For the last five years, Dublin Maker has been one of the highlights of the sci-tech calendar as a day-long free festival for hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and curious inventors of all levels of experience to get together and see what they come up with.

Led by a team consisting of David McKeown, Jeffery Roe, Laura Tobin, Tomas Ward and Orlaith Ross, Dublin Maker’s mission is to entertain, inform and connect the makers of Ireland, while inspiring the next generation of Ireland’s makers and inventors.

This year’s event marks a noticeable difference for Dublin Maker with the news that it is to be held in the sunshine (hopefully) of Merrion Square for what the team calls “a spectacular family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness”.


Last year, Dublin Maker popped along to the Inspirefest Fringe event to showcase some of the work that’s been built and developed at some of the previous workshops, which went down a treat with the families who were in attendance.

For those looking to take part in the free event, Dublin Maker said that entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools.

All you have to do is provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Dublin Maker, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project.

If you’re looking for some inspiration as to what you might want to build or tinker with, then Dublin Maker has offered plenty of examples that might just get your creative juices flowing.

Dublin Maker 2015 image via Sandra Ní Dhubhthaigh/Flickr

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic