Engineer’s Week: Bridge Building Competition

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For Engineers Week, we are holding our third annual bridge building competition in Science Gallery on Saturday 14th of February.

This is a family-friendly competition that puts teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. Engineering theory and building materials will be provided to help you during construction. Last year’s winning team, created a bridge that held over 41KG with no sign of breaking. Check out some of the destructive testing here or photos in our gallery.

Update: We have added a second session due to popular demand.

When: Saturday, February 14th. From 3pm until 5pm.

Where: Science Gallery.

Cost: Free. Tickets below.

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Engineer’s Week: Build a Skull Radio

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Have you ever wanted to listen to music without using your ears? Turn your own head into a speaker? The skull radio allows you to listen in total silence, by sending sound waves through your teeth! Join TOG and assemble a specially designed kit that allows you to hear sounds directly, using vibration.

This hands on workshop will cover the basic techniques of soldering. No electronics skills required. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

If you can’t wait to try out a skull radio, Jeffrey’s and Sinead‘s Guzman Box is on display in the Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire until the 24th of January.

 

 

When: Sunday, February 8th. From 2pm until 4pm.

Where: TOG.

Cost: €20 + fees for non-members, €16 + fees for members of a hackerspace. (All proceeds go to support TOG.) Tickets below.

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From the Mail Bag – Christmas Greetings

 

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A lovely card from the Science Gallery Dublin.

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Another one from the team of modern green.

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TOG open on Sat 27th December

get in hereBy Sat 27th December, after two days of Christmas festivities, hopefully you’ll be in the mood to get out and about. We’ll be opening up TOG from about 2PM until very very late. It will be open social style opening……just an excuse to come in, hang out, get some music on, call out for some food etc. If you’re around town, drop in for a break from the post Christmas shopping. The kettle will be on.

Maybe you’ve been thinking about coming in or even joining. It’s a great chance to see the space and what we’ve been up to in 2014. Whether you’re a member or visitor, its free to come in. We’ll be talking about plans and projects for 2015.  Hope to see you on the 27th. The craic will be mighty.

TOG@Soundings – Lexicon Library

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We are delighted to partner with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Arts Office on some specially developed workshops for Soundings. These workshops are themed around radio and light-based communications, and take inspiration from Dun Laoghaire both as a sea port and as an important place in the history of radio transmissions. They are family-based, hands on, and mix old and new technologies so that participants will make something fun to take home. The workshops are lend by Jeffrey Roe and Sinead McDonald. In addition to the workshops Jeffrey’s ad Sinead’s Guzman Box will be on display. It will play a selection of historical radio pieces directly into the listener’s head.  Details of the workshops are below. A review of sounding can we found on the Irish Times website.

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December Present Making Wed 3rd Dec

As the holiday season swings by, Tog will be running a present making session with help from the Dublin Favour Exchange
Day: Wed 3rd Dec
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: free — but bring some materials if you can
Where: Tog!
We will be making 4 seasonal delights:
  1. Carrot Cake
  2. Apple Jam
  3. Cards
  4. Soap
Please bring relevant materials if you can: for the card you need liquid or stick glue. We have cards and paper. Favour Exchangers will be bringing some special teabags for the cardmaking!
We have everything we need for the soapmaking but have limited spaces