As of 1st May 2017 we have relocated TechCreate Clane to a different unit in Clane business park. This is a larger and better laid out space that means we can now facilitate primary schools classes of up to 32 children. As our business grows this is an important step for us. It also means we can take larger groups for our mini camps and start offering corporate events for business looking for something different when it comes to team building.
Moving day was certainly a challenge and it took four of us to carry our laser cutter engraver down the stairs of our old unit and then up again in the new unit. There were a few moments when we seriously wondered if it would be possible!
Anyway we made it with just a few light scratches to the laser and not too many chunks out of the wall!
Everyone knows the world is rapidly changing, technologies that we take for granted today didn’t exist a few years ago. We have all seen toddlers swiping on tablets and often times our kids know more about how to work the latest gadgets than we do.
Unfortunately our education system is struggling to keep up. Government bureaucracy is leading to curriculums in our schools that are increasingly out of touch with what is needed in the ‘real world’.
We all want to give our kids the best chance of success, to equip them as best we can for this rapidly changing world.
At TechCreate we believe in making education fun and we have developed Kids STEM Classes into something that kids, once shown the basics, can explore in their own way. We want to take away the rigidity of an antiquated curriculum designed for the last century and replace it with a fun, creative learning environment.
This is done in 2 ways, through our kids classes, clubs and mini camps, which run from 1.5 hour sessions during school term time up to week long camps in the school holidays.
TechCreate also offer birthday parties which are a bit different from the norm. Our parties give kids a chance to explore something new in a fun environment.
We want to help nurture the entrepreneurs and innovators of the future and our Kids STEM Classes go someway towards that.
The following video gives you a chance to look inside TechCreate Makerspace Kildare, located in the Clane Business Park. Walk through the door to learn about all of the equipment that we have to offer including Laser Cutter/Engraver, 3D printer, digital embroidery machine and CNC machine.
We love nothing more than helping adults and children learn about digital fabrication and technology and supporting small businesses.
If you like what you see then please feel free to call in for a visit and we can demonstrate the equipment for you, we are the first Makerspace in Kildare and take great pride in helping people up skill for the new hi tech economy.
TechCreate Makerspace Kildare is the place to visit if you are interested in STEM or new technology, as the Maker movement gathers momentum around the world we are proud to bring our service to North Kildare.