Category Archives: Workshops/Events

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 […]

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; […]


    TOG’s tornado tour continues, this time into Exchange Dublin, a multipurpose culture space in Temple Bar. The week long exhibition in Exchange brings hacker culture to the people of Dublin, with a variety of crazy contraptions made by the mad members of TOG. There will be adhoc hack/changes made throughout the week, culminating […]

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 […]

Linux 1. Introduction to the Command Line

Linux is a free open-source operating system invented by Linux Torvalds and developed by a community of developers worldwide. Linux is based on UNIX and has been ported to every platform in use today including PC, Mac, Sparc and ARM and is the base operating system behind Arduino and Android. It is released under the […]

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, […]