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

The Two Shelves

Like many hackerspaces, TOG accepts a lot of materials, donations, parts, and junk that Might Come In Useful™… sometimes so much that there’s no room for actual hacking. The problem is so common, there’s even a Hackerspace Design Pattern for it: the Old Hardware Pattern.

For the last year, we’ve been running a version of the two-shelf system, in which items left around the space are put on the shelves for collection or eventual disposal.

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Need some 5 1/4″ disk drives? Or a laser-cut ball bearing race?

SWAG. Very important.

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Lost and found.

Does it work? Kind of. Lost items are reunited with their owners. Unused items inspire new projects. Semi-regular photos let members check the shelves from afar, workspaces are cleared with impunity, and there’s a slow but steady flow of junk out of the space.

And yet, the space is still full of stuff… :D

December in TOG involves lots of sugar

The true meaning of sugar craftnight: sugar and craft (we don't need to knit jumpers for snails...)

The true meaning of sugar craftnight: sugar and craft (we don’t need to knit jumpers for snails…)

As has become tradition, the last craftnight of the year is sugar craftnight. So on Tuesday, December 9th from about 6.30pm TOG will become a sugar disaster waiting to happen. Everyone is welcome to join us! There won’t be as much crafting happening on the evening as usual craftnights, but we’ll be delighted with anyone who wants to craft! I’ll bring a bag of Christmassy craft supplies so you can glue shiny things to other less shiny things.

For a discussion on who’s bringing what treats, check out the craft mailing list . If you subscribe to it you’ll get reminders of future craftnights too, after all, craftnight is for life not just for Christmas. Craftnight will return in the New Year on Tuesday, January 6th.

There might be some Christmassy workshops planned too, but everything’s all hush hush at the moment (it’s still only November!), we’ll let you know as soon as we can though!

Soap Making Masterclass

What: Soap Making Masterclass

Where: TOG!!

When: Sunday 23rd Nov 4pm

How much: €5 donation to Tog

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Soapmaking master Judit Somogyi will be be showing us how to make sudsy artwork to delight

A perfect xmas present for someone special (or someone stinky!)

 

Come along and learn a simple but powerful new craft

Materials will be provided

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December 2014 Book Club

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This post has been redacted. There shall be no bookclub on 12th December. Due to members having lives. If you really want one, please comment suggesting an alternative date. Otherwise we’ll meetup 16th January. If you’d like to have another book to read (it will be a two-month gap), please visit the goodreads group page, and we’ll pick one together. Sorry about the confusion.
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Yes! Friday, 12th December, at 19:30, we’ll meet for the last time this year. We’ll reminisce about our favourite books of the year gone by, and discuss this months book; chosen by random number generator – Gateway by Frederik Pohl.

Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe…and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Robinette Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Rob Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is…in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

Science Champion Medals

We were itching to give our laser cutter a good trial run, when our friends over at Science Hack Day Dublin need some medals created. We started off with their logo and reworked to make it more laser cutter friendly. Check out the results below.  If your interested in laser cutting drop by the space sometime.

 

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