2014

June 7th 2014
Coolest Projects 2014 Results
Coolest Projects 2014

On Saturday, June 7, a large group of members, parents and mentors from CoderDojo Athlone travelled to the Helix in DCU for the 3rd annual Coolest Projects Awards. Over 250 projects from CoderDojos all over Europe, including Romania, Italy and Scotland, were entered in the competition.
Everyone who entered received a CoderDojo t-shirt and usb flash drive. Projects were judged on coolness, complexity, presentation, design and usability.

With standards very high across the board, we were delighted to have winners in two categories. Ronan Cassidy took runner up in the Scratch category for his project 'Percy Jackson Quiz', and Jeremy Rigney was also runner up in the App category for his project 'Punch.IT', an app that reads and displays data from a wireless sensor attached to a kickpad to measure the force and accuracy of a taekwondo punch. Jeremy was also interviewed by RTE for their Science Squad programme.

Read more about our day Here!

May 2014
Scratch National Finals
Scratch National Finals 2014 - Winner!

Congratulations to Michael Lough, who came first in his category, 4th to 6th class, in the Scratch National Finals! Well done Michael!

A link to his project, Ludo.

May 2014
Scratch National Finals
Scratch National Finals 2014 - Entrants

Here is a list of the projects that entered the Scratch National Finals 2014. The links go to each of their projects.

Chris
Alexei
Joe B
Diarmuid
Michael - Finalist
Joe M
David
Ronan
Conor
Niamh
Andrew

April 2014
Coolest Projects
Coolest Projects 2014

Entries are now open for the third Intel Coolest Projects Awards. Get Coding!

coolestprojects.org

March 2014
Junior Spiders 2014
Eircom Junior Spiders

Three of our members, Edward, Conor and Myles, entered the Eircom Junior Spiders Competition. Unfortunately their website was not chosen as a finalist but well done for entering! They will also be entering their website in Coolest Projects this year. Good luck guys!

You can check out their site Crios Oige Here.

January 2014
BT Young Scientist 2014
BT Young Scientist 2014

Info to be added...


2013

Nov 2013
LERO Scratch Training
LERO Scratch Training

Info to be added...

Nov 2013
Midlands Science Festival
Midlands Science Festival

Info to be added...

Oct 2013
- Present
Outreach Programme
Outreach Programme

Gateway:
Info to be added...

Lissywollen
Info to be added...

Oct 2013
Coolest Projects 2013
Intel Coolest Projects 2013

Some of our members took part in the second Coolest Projects Awards, with one of our members Katie coming second place for her Scratch Project. Well Done Katie!

July 2013
Maker Faire
Maker Faire

Info to be added...

April 2013
Will Scifest 2013
Scifest 2013

Info to be added...

January 2013
Jeremy YS 2013
BT Young Scientist 2013

Our member and Assistant Mentor Jeremy entered the BT Young Scientist with an extention to his Scratch Project. He won 3rd Prize in his category, Intermediate Individual Technology. Well Done Jeremy!


2012

October 2012
Intel Coolest Projects 2012

In October, a group of our students went to the first "Intel Coolest Projects Awards" competition, held in the Intel plant in Lexlip. All of our members and mentors that went thorougly enjoyed the day!

coolestprojects.org

July 2012
Dáil Dojo

During the month of June, 14 of our members and mentors went to the Dáil to attend the first ever "Dáil Dojo". Everyone who went got to present their projects and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny even gave our members their new belts!

April 2012
Scifest Athlone 2012

One of our members, Jeremy Rigney, won first Prize in his category with his Scractch based project. He also won the NCE-MSTL Maths in Science Award.
Congratulations to Jeremy!