Photographic group exhibition opens on the 25th April

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Placed presents work from members of the Tog Dublin Hackerspace photography group. Led by visual artist Sinead McDonald, the course offers an opportunity for creative members of the public to engage with each other on a critical level over the course of 10 weeks, working through concepts and methodology, editing down images, post production, printing / framing / installation-based techniques etc, and culminating in a city centre gallery exhibition.

Placed will open on Friday 25th of April, 7-9pm at Hendrons Collider (see map), and will run Sat 26th and Sun 27th 12-6pm

Featuring work from the TOG photography concept to exhibition group:

Gary Cooke, Jane Friel, Olga Klimovich, Sinead McDonald, Tracy O’Brien, Eadaoin Ryan and JJ Worrall.

Google Map to the Gallery: http://bit.ly/1fgfk4d

Gallery Website: http://hendronscollider.com/

TOG’s new 3D printer!

As announced earlier, TOG won a TAZ 3D printer from LulzBot. It arrived and has been assembled!

Timelapse of it being assembled

Printing a vase

Other YouTube videos about TOG

April Book Club

The next meeting of the TOG Book Club is 7:30pm, Friday 25th April 2014, and we’ll be reading The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

The Quantum Thief is the debut science fiction novel by Hannu Rajaniemi and the first novel in a planned trilogy featuring Jean le Flambeur. It was published in Britain by Gollancz in 2010, and by Tor in 2011 in the US. It is a heist story, set in a futuristic solar system, that features a protagonist modeled on Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc.

The novel was nominated for the 2011 Locus Award for Best First Novel, and was second runner-up for the 2011 Campbell Memorial Award.

Big thanks to everyone who came to our February Book Club and read The Bridge by Ian Banks.

All are welcome to come and chat about the book (members & non-members).

TOG Wins A 3D Printer

Thanks to LulzBot, TOG is getting a shiny new TAZ 3D printer!

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LulzBot TAZ

TOG’s entry in their giveaway described how we could create 3D printed parts for the TwitterKnitter – and then share the designs so that anyone with a knitting machine like ours could print a TwitterKnitter add-on. LulzBot, who are all about open hardware, liked the idea enough to select TOG as one of 12 winners. We’re anxiously waiting for the TAZ to arrive and planning more printed projects…

Dublin Maker Open Call

DublinMakerWe are very proud to be supporting this year’s Dublin Maker. Taking place on the 26th of July in TCD, its set to be a showcase of makers from Ireland and beyond . They have just opened their open call for makers. Find the out call here.

Sandymount Repair Cafe Recap

Some of our members helped out the first Sandymount Repair Cafe. A fun day helping people repair lots of different items and parting knowledge along the way. Culture File from RTE Lyric FM captured the feeling on the day with a lovely podcast.

Give it a listen here and check out some of our photos from the day in our gallery.