Sligo Central Library Comic Con on Friday 28th of June

Sligo Library Comic Con
The MakerMeet-MakerSpace team, which promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) among young people, will run two Green Screen workshops, between 11:30am and 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 3:30pm, and two Cosplay Helpdesks, also at the same times.

In March, ATU officially opened its own MakerSpace on its Sligo campus while MakerSpace has also been running an outreach programme for secondary schools, showcasing the wonders of STEAM to students and introducing them to the latest technology like 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and soldering equipment.

For the Comic Con event at Sligo Central Library, the team is excited to display their Green Screen technology, which is used in most blockbuster movies, including the worlds of Marvel’s and DC’s superheroes. It neatly fits into the MakerSpace slogan: ‘Imagine It – Create It’.

The CosPlay Maker Helpdesk will endeavour to answer questions about costume, makeup, armour, and weapons and offer guidance on how best to create these props. The team is more than qualified to do so, given leather, 3D printing, glue, masks, foam, moulding/casting, paint, latex, cardboard, and metal, among others, are the materials they work with.