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November 2014 Book Club

Thanks to everyone who made it to the warm, cosy, October book club meeting. Great to be back to the tea and biscuits model. Due to popular demand (and scheduling conflicts) we’ve decided to move the meetings to the second-Friday of every month. The next meeting is Friday, 14th November, at 19:30.

The book chosen is one that swept the awards this year, ‘Ancillary Justice’ by Ann Leckie.

The novel follows Breq — the sole survivor of a starship destroyed by treachery, and the vessel of that ship’s artificial consciousness — as she attempts to avenge herself on the ruler of her civilization.

New members, both tog-members and non-members, are welcome! Just bring a sacrificial snack ;) See you next month!

EL Wire Workshop

As halloween is drawing near, Tog will be holding an electro luminescent wire workshop this Saturday 18th October from 2pm until 5pm .  This is a great way to add a glowing element to any costume or accessory.

For €20 you will receive two metres of  precut el wire, colour can be picked and paid for on the day. Along with this there is the portable power pack, batteries included. The power back can be set to flash the el wire, turn on and off.  Guidance in soldering el wire and appending to garments on the day. The 2 meter lengths come presoldered so soldering is not neccessary unless you need to attach several wires together. For this reason it’s over 18s only.  Bring any clothing or wearables you may need to work with on the day. More el wire can be purchased if required. No pre booking required.

 

 

 

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TOG at RUA RED Digital Week

TOG members and collaborators had three stands at RUA RED’s Digital Week. Paul ran a Learn To Solder workshop, where participants created their own “I Can Solder” LED badge

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Paul teaching soldering (Photo by Joseph Carr)

… Tríona and Becky ran the TwitterKnitter and yarnbombed the venue with knitted tweets

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Tríona and the TwitterKnitter

… and Niki showcased her electronics/felt collaboration with Cheryl, including the Neckpiece that Predicts the Weather.

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The Neckpiece That Predicts The Weather (photo by Joseph Carr)

Thanks to RUA RED for hosting an excellent event!

Galileo Girls

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We are teaming up with Intel, Coder Dojo Girls and Coder Dojo DCU to bring about a special event for the International Day of the Girl on October 11. A day long hackathon style to give an introduction to the Galileo board. The participants will learn basics of coding an embedded environment and get hand an experience with hardware. The second half of the day will focus on creating electronic fashion  wearable technology and funky robots.

For more information and booking visit the event page.