A4er Donal Holland led the development of this Soft Robotics Toolkit at Harvard…”everything a robot maker needs”

Massive congratulations to our education officer Donal Holland. First for his new job as visiting lecturer at Harvard University and second for the launch of the Soft Robotics Toolkit on Sept 19th.

“The Soft Robotics Toolkit is an online treasure trove of downloadable, open-source plans, how-to videos, and case studies to assist users in the design, fabrication, modeling, characterization, and control of soft robotic devices. It will provide researchers with a level of detail not typically found in academic research papers, including 3D models, bills of materials, raw experimental data, multimedia step-by-step tutorials, and case studies of various soft robot designs. 

Dónal Holland, a visiting lecturer in engineering sciences at SEAS and graduate student at Trinity College Dublin, is one of the lead developers of the toolkit and is especially interested in the toolkit’s potential as an educational resource.

“One thing we’ve seen in design courses is that students greatly benefit from access to more experienced peers—say, postdocs in a research lab—who can guide them through their work,” Holland says. “But scaling that up is difficult; you quickly run out of time and people. The toolkit is designed to capture the expertise and make it easily accessible to students.”

Full Text on Harvard SEAS News

Wolf Visuals Now On Vimeo!

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We have uploaded all the Wolf Visuals from our Wolf Party to Vimeo so you can have a gawk!!


Due to a massive power cut in the Dark Horse on the Night we could not show any of them. Even after a few hours changing fuses and calling in an electrician we could just get power from a few sockets 😦

We will do it again with sillier visuals for our next fundraiser. Thanks to Maeve Brosnan and Lisa Crowne we have lots of brightly coloured and glittered T.VS ready to go!!

Thanks again to Wolfgang NoesArt;  Pauliina Jokenin, Maeve Brosnan, Donal Holland and Lisa Crowne for putting together the animations. I think you will agree you can’t tell who works in the industry and those that maybe just winged it the week before!!

Special Thanks to everyone that sent us wolf images

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Bronadh O’Brien
Loreana Rushe
Pippa O’Neill
Adam Power
Donal Holland
Alex Mclean
Aukse Petruliene
Eleanor Phillips
Dale O’Brien
John Donlon
Grainne Mc Hale
Sarah Mix Tapes
Jojo Hynes
Finn Williamson and The Hong Kong Wolfgang

If you didn’t come along but would still like to help us out you can make  donation here or pick up some merch over at our shop!! Donations over 20 euro will recieve a signed A3 Screen-print by one of our Artists!

If you’d like to take part in more A4 Sounds Projects we have one running at the minute; A4 Warped Records: Help Us Build The Biggest Record Collection Ever

Thanks
A4 Team

New A4 Shop!!!

You can get your A4 Sounds Merch now!!

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Currently available are Hand-printed CIY T-Shirts for both Adults and Kids and Professor Impressive and Doctor What?’s Science Activity Book.

More products will be added soon, including more t-shirt designs, prints and accessories so keep an eye out!

All profits from our shop go to the running costs of A4 Towers and our Community Projects.

A4 Sounds is a self-funded not for profit arts organisation. Every purchase made helps us to become sustainable, so if you find something you like you can be assured your hard earned cash is going to a good place!

You can find us at www.a4sounds.tictail.com

Meljoann Live Show and Video Launch

Meljoann will be playing a live show and launching the video created by A4 Sounds members.

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The video is for So Academic of the album Squick. A smidgen of detail is used in the poster above…just a smidgen.You’ll have to come along to see the rest!

Music: Meljoann
Director: Lisa Crowne
Producer: Conor Hinfey
Editor: Maeve Brosnan
Set Design and Puppets: Lisa Crowne, Donal HollandConor Hinfey

Special Thanks to Maeve O’Neill, Lua Flannery, Padraig Mupead, Ciara Kennedy, Emer Mooney, Andy A-Force, Darragh Wilkins, Pauliina Jokinen, Dee Ambrose, Paul Bluefood and Jane Cassidy for helping with all the jobs: camera, puppeteer, lighting, stop animation and our DIY special effects!

If you are in Dublin on 28th Dec come along to Seomra Spraoi and have a look and listen. It’s BYOB too which is always good!

Poster Fish Promotions presents

Meljoann live show and video launch
with Ed Devane, Dan Jacobson, Tony Higgins and Alice Butler
with support from
Niamh De Barra
Ed Devane – Withering Zithering
ZoiD
9pm 28th Dec
Seomra Spraoi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1
Admission €10