Author Archives: gary

Making a Hot Wire Cutter

Had a go at making a hot wire cutter to cut plastic and polystyrene. Experimented with 2 types of wire. Tried a thinner wire which worked at about 8 amps, but used a thicker wire in the end, as the thinner one broke. It draws about 16 Amps. Managed to cut the tops from some […]

Lemon Soap in Dublin

On June 16 1904 in the novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom got a bar lemon soap from Swenys chemist in Lincoln Place, Dublin. You can still do that to this day. He never paid for his! On Oct 13th 2013, we made lemon soap at TOG…..or lemon and oatmeal to be precise. It’s our first go […]

Egg-Bot Alive and Well

On Saturday at the TOG open social, we built our eggbot kit. It went together quite easily, and within about 2 hours we were doing our first plots.             Video and more photos here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/100047873@N08/sets/72157635116676244/    

The Open-Social and the Egg-Bot

This coming Saturday 17th August, is TOG’s regular open social. It’s a great opportunity to drop in, hang out and meet some of the members and visitors. The space will be open from afternoon until late. Bring beer, food, gadgets!                 We also have a egg-bot kit. An […]

Electronics Bootcamp

Its time for our electronics bootcamp again. This is a quick, practical / hands-on introduction to electronics. Its suitable for complete beginners, as no previous knowledge is required. If you’re curious about electronics and don’t know where to start, then this is for you. No soldering required, as we build everything on plug-in breadboards. We’ll […]

4 Month Pinhole Photo

In Nov 2011 we left a pinhole camera taped to the drain pipe in TOG’s yard looking south. So its been up for 4 months. It’s just a beer can with a 1mm hole and a piece of b+w photo paper inside. We took it down today and scanned it in. The raw image is […]