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DIY Paper Sundial

Via @sabrinadent. This looks like a fun project for kids and adults alike and its free. How to make your own cutout paper vertical sundial. This page is about Sundials. Sundials are instruments that tell you the time with the shadow of the sun. To design a sundial you need to know exactly where you [...]

One for the Girl Geeks

via Make Magazine: This jewellery made me smile this afternoon. Nicholas and Felice design and produce these interesting geeky and nerdy pieces using sterling silver, dies, a 20 ton hydraulic press and a CNC mill. It brought me back to 20 odd years ago. To doing a project on CNC machining on a Kitamura in [...]

Terrific Response from Irish Parents

I was happily stunned on Wednesday to receive the news that Irish parents were responsible for donating a phenomenal 3,678,189 life-saving tetanus vaccines between October and December 2009 as part of the Pampers, Fairy & UNICEF Ireland 1 pack = 1 vaccine campaign. This figure represents a huge 213% Increase on the 2008 Campaign. As [...]

Love it, love it, love it

via @conoro: Lego Mindstorms NXT, Nokia N95 mobile phone and a 4x4x4 Rubik’s cube to solve. Brilliant. How cool a project would something similar to this have been in school or college?

Media Monster Mayhem

My kids are loving this at the moment. You build your media monster by selecting four different recording media. You are then given a choice of monster composed of different arrangements of these parts. You name your monster and you can then enter it in the championship and can challenge other monsters to duels. Its [...]

Ice Ice Baby

photo credit: lambatofa Its now snowing in Bandon. This Christmas and New Year was probably my first experience of extended driving on icy and snowy roads and I must admit, at times,  I was scared. You’re not exactly prepared for it and I guess its only through experience that you learn how to cope. The [...]

Try, try again…

Maybe this is the place I should go to a few times before my next snowboarding trip. Looks like I could get some much needed practice in before facing the real slopes. Check out the video on the snowboarding page. Oh to be that proficient on the piste. Am definitely going to have to get [...]

Can we go there?

The kids are all excited…about a museum. Not just any museum. Its the LA Natural History Museum. And this is the reason.

Cooking lesson for kids

Heard about this cookery course recently and thought it was a great idea. To be held in Fionnuisce in Bandon, Dianne hopes to teach kids the basics in making healthy burgers, pizzas and more. Real Fast Food for Children Hands on Kids Cookery Session with Dianne Curtin Saturday, March 21st 2pm – 4.30pm 25euro including [...]

Roll up, roll up, get your Twitter T-shirts

Walter, the Pixenate online photo editing guru has come up with a fun mosaic made up of your Twitter friends or followers. Get your twitter mosaic here. You can then get the mosaic printed on a T shirt from zazzle. I’m liking it!

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