Category Archives: Craft

Workshop: Moar LilyPad (Sensors and Actuators edition)

This is the second part of the LilyPad workshops. This one focuses on mastering more involed actuators, and learning to get data from the many sensor components. Basically, you’ll be able to get your project to respond to the world around it. Imho, this is what makes e-textiles and wearables so exciting. Content; This second […]

Hacked knitting machine exhibit and demo

TOG member Sinead took photographs of the hacked knitting machine for TOG’s exhibition in the Exchange gallery. You can view the full photoset here. The knitting machine will be demonstrated at the closing event on Friday night.

Workshop: Intro to LilyPad (aka twinkly LEDs edition)

Once more into the workshops dear friends! This first workshop will focus on getting used to the LilyPad microcontroller, and getting started programming some LEDs. (The second workshop will focus on reading data in from sensors. A third workshop will be added if requested. Book your place on them as the posts go up.) Content; […]

Christmas at TOG: cookies and crochet

As we’re well into December by now, we can talk about the C word all we want!  As is tradition by now, the final craftnight of the year will be a sugar-fuelled glitterfest where we try to finish Christmas gifts while raising our blood glucose levels.  By the time your insulin sorts that mess out, […]

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 […]

Workshop: LilyPad Sensors

E-textiles, electro-craft, wearable electronics; it’s about taking technology and transforming it around your body, creating symbiosis. Helping technology meld seemlessly into the very fabric of our lives. Whether you’re looking to augment the human condition or you’re more interested in the romantic ethereal glow of twinkly lights, you have to start somewhere. Content; This second […]