Book Club on Hiatus

Thanks to those who made it to book club last Friday. It was especially lovely to catch up with some old members over from Germany! But of late attendance has been low as people are away or busy working away on projects. So, for now, there will be no more book club meetups. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of books out there for you to read. You’ll be fine.

Dublin Maker Desk Name Plate

 

IMG_20150525_225530We are proud to be hosting a meeting of the Dublin Maker organising crew and  thought it would be nice to make a few name plates. We started off with the this great instructable by Matthew Beckler. Taking about 2 minute per name plate to cut and then a bit of hot glue to keep them together.  Check out our gallery for some more photos.

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Its all GROW at tog as we build our planters, hotboxes, temperature sensors, irrigation systems and many more weird and wonderful devices!

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All are welcome to pop by – bring something you want to work on or take some of our available material.

A mix of techie wizkids and greenfingered Gods will be making all day in a fun & friendly environment — free to all, drop by any time, from about 10am till 10pm :)

 

If its super nice we’ll turn on the BBQ, fire up the pizza oven to finish off the evening.

See you there!

 

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New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).

freevector-inkscapeStarting this cad-designMonday & running every second Monday (alongside Electronics and Micro Controller Group night) is the CAD group. Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis or optimization of a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing.

 Come alongGIMP-design if you have experience with or are interested in vector design, photography & photo manipulation, 3D design, print design & preparation, digital design, web design & CSS front end web manipulation, or anything else related!

This isn’t a class or instruction. It will be a relaxed informal atmosphere with other like-minded people. So the idea is to bring your Laptop, maybe some CAD software installed on, some tutorials, web links, instructions…. Or just come along with the project in your head – anything you like. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced designer….just work on whatever you want to, and hopefully get some “bounce” off other people doing similar things. Several TOG members will be around too.

During CAD meetings we will try to utilize many of Tog CAD hardware & equipment, such as:design

  • Laser cutter,
  • 3D printer,
  • Plotter,
  • large scale printer,
  • screen printing developing box,
  • photo lab.

There is no need to sign in for the class, just come along with your laptop. here is no charge for attending, although you will be asked to pay for any usage of hardware & materials, just to cover the cost of replacement parts & materials. Always make sure to be prepared to pay for your own usage, we can help you to estimate the cost fo you beforehand.

CryptoParty – Thursday 11th June @ 7pm

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TOG is very pleased to announce that we will be holding the 4th Dublin CryptoParty. Doors will be open from 7pm on Thursday the 11th June 2015, and we will stay open as long as people are happy to stay ( within reason ).

CryptoParty attendees request you to respect their privacy and refrain from taking pictures or video unless participants express otherwise. Ask before snapping.

The idea of a CryptoParty is to make everyone more aware of their own on-line privacy and security in this vast inter-connected world that we live in.

We haven’t had one in a while, so we will discuss basics to bring everyone up to speed. Topics can include any of the following:

  • Tor
  • Tails
  • PGP/GnuPG
  • Text Secure / Signal
  • OTR

CryptoParty have a mailing list if you are so inclined. Its an open event, so no need to sign up.

See you on the 11th

TOG Open Social this Saturday

party_bgOnce again its TOG open social time…..this Saturday, 16th May. The open social is a great way to see the space, hang out, and meet other members & visitors. If you’ve never been to the social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. If you have some project or idea in mind, its a great opportunity to talk to other makers, hackers and do’ers. Or you can simply just hang out and chat :-)

Hopefully, there’ll be all the usual madness of an open social. Weather permitting, there’ll be pizza. There may also be beer samples, courtesy of Capital Brewers at TOG. You might even get to pick some locks if our friendly lock pickers will show you some tricks. The space stays open until the last member is left…. usually the small hours of Sunday morning. The open social is free to attend. Our doors will be open from 7pm.