Lighthouses at Coder Girl Hack Day

20151010_150637On Saturday 10th of October, DCU Innovation campus was over run with girls who wanted to code. Coder Girl Hack Day was an event run by Coding Grace, Girls Hack Ireland, Coder Dojo Girls and TOG. There was over a hundred girls all learning different coding skills. Here in TOG we looked after the imaginative engineering track.

We the help and support of Intel Ireland, we decided to run a track to showcase making is not just about electronics. As its the International Year of Light, we felt making lighthouses would be very appropriate.

The base model of the lighthouse was designed by Alex Titone and is available on thingiverse. You can check our video below of us laser cutting the models on our Lasersaur.  Check out our gallery to see all the lighthouses the kids made and if you would like to make your own, a parts list is below.




Check out some of the press we got about the event. 

Galileo powered Lighthouses at Coder Girl Hack Day

Coder girls get creative at Girls Hack Ireland Event

Increasing opportunities for girls to pursue STEM

Intel Photo Set

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TOG 3.0 We are Moving

So, our lease is up and we have found a new home just up the road in a space 3 times the size of our present home. 22 Blackpitts, Dublin 8, D08 P3K4 .

How can you help you ask ?

We are starting our move next weekend 17/10/15 and we need your HELP. If you can spare a few hours to lift a few boxes that would be great we start early Saturday and continue onto Sunday.

We also have social on Saturday night so if you help out we will feed you and give you beer for your help. All our events will remain in our current space until Sunday 18th of October.

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Daggercon Daggers


IMG_20151004_204806With Daggercon only a few days away, it was time to make some daggers. The daggers were designed by our own Jester and cut on our lasersaur. Unfortunately you have to be a speaker to be lucky enough to get one. Check out our gallery for some snaps of the build.






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Coder Girl Hack Day

IDGC_2015-195x250 We joined with CoderDojoGirls, Girls Hack Ireland, Intel Ireland and Coding Grace for an artsy themed coding hackathon to celebrate International Day Of the Girl and EU Code Week.

This is a one day event focusing on programming music, developing game apps and learning about hardware. The event is broken up into a number of tracks giving you the chance to pick someone that suits everyone.  If you’ve never coded before this is the right place to start! If you’ve coded before, betcha you’ve not programmed music using Sonic Pi or made a story-telling game with Fungus Games & Unity3D. It you like making physical objects you can pick the imaginative engineering.

In TOG, we have teamed up with Intel to run the imaginative engineering track. We will be focusing on making Hardware Hacks. We will be soldering up electronics, programming Galileos and making laser cut projects. No previous skills are necessary for this track.


Date: Saturday, 10 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (IST)

Location: DCU Innovation CampusOld Finglas Road, Glasnevin Dublin 11

Tickets: Below:ibf2lmufEkwHIx

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Board Game Night: Small World

Its that time again, first friday of the month! Board Game Night!

This Friday 2nd October starting from 6:3o pm the games we’ll be playing are Small World and Small World: UndergroundThis’ll be a family-friendly event, with the games recommended for ages 10 and above.

In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all.

Designed by Philippe Keyaerts as a fantasy follow-up to his award-winning Vinci™, Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans; who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.

Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires – often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory!



Science Hack Day Dublin 2015

Science HacScience Hack Day Dublink Day Dublin is a 36 hour hardware and software hackathon. A social event with creativity and love of science at its heart.  Each year it brings together coders, designers, scientists, engineers and makers simply to make interesting things. Why? For adventure, for playfulness, for science! The event takes place in UCD on the 14th & 15th November.

Here in TOG, we are proud to be supporting Science Hack Day again. Since it inception we have always found it to be the best community hackathon around.  It’s rare these days for big events to keep their community feel. Now entering its 4th year, and with an FAQ that just gets better each year, you have no reason not to go . The ideas for this years event have already started to pile in. They include lasers, can we say more ? pew pew. For tickets see eventbrite.