COVID-19 – Level 5 Restrictions

Due to the new restrictions introduced by the government, we are required to close the space during the level 5 restrictions. There will be no access to the space to the public and members.
We have been here before and can get through this. As a community, we will pull together even more. We encourage you all to try and take part in our lineup of virtual events and suggest any more. 

  • Coding Night
  • Craft Night
  • Wikipedia Editing Evening
  • Monthly Social Night
  • Science Fiction Book Club

Check out our meetup for all dates and times.

Tog Hackerspace

Dublin, IE
2,247 Toggers

TOG is a hackerspace based in Dublin City Centre. It is a shared space where members can have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both …

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October – Virtual Open Social

Saturday, Oct 24, 2020, 7:00 PM
3 Attending

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October Project Showcase Livestream

We want to give you all something to look forward to on these dark evenings. We are hosting a project showcase live stream on Thursday the 15th of October from 7 pm. Tune into our Youtube channel to see makers showcase their projects in short 10-minute talks followed by a live Q&A. Check out the projects below.

Link To Live Steam

Projects

Project Title: Portable Soldering Station
Project Description: Portable Soldering Station made from a British Army 120mm Tank shell Can.
Speaker: Nathan Wheeler. Instagram YouTube, Twitter.

Project Title: DIY solar home heater
Project Description: This project is the build and install of a solar thermal (hot air) collector. The hot air is passed through an air-to-water heat exchanger and the heated water is pumped through existing underfloor water pipes for home heating. The build was done at TOG and the completed project was taken home for install.
Speaker: Gary Cooke

Project Title: Self Driving Car (Deep Q-Learning)
Project Description: In a udemy course called Artificial Intelligence A-Z by Super Data Science that I’m doing I was thought how to make a self driving car using a branch of a.i called reinforcement learning. This coupled with an artificial neural network model I was able to do Deep Q-Learning and train a car to drive on a virtual road. Q-Learning can be useful for when you want a.i to play video games and find the most efficient way to win the game.
Speaker: Rob O’Sullivan. Linkedin. Github

Project Title: Coffee Table
Project Description: Coffee table with welded hairpin legs and scrap 2×4.
Speaker: Niamh O Connor

Project Title: 3D printed egg cup
Project Description: First test to use the onshape modelling software and Prusa 3 printer (how to  process)
Speaker: Patrick Devine – YouTube

Project Title: Tachyonic Antitelephone
Project Description: The Tachyonic Antitelephone is a theoretical device from physics’ history, a thought experiment realised. What if our future self could send back messages in time, telling us what our life could be, warning us of impending danger, or simply steering us away from mistakes and regrets. The Tachyonic Antitelephone opens up questions of free will, choice, fate and pre-destination. Can we change who we were, or who we may become? Do we really have the power to shift our own narratives?

This work was produced for the Hack Circus Time Travel Live event in London in 2013, and was shown in the Freedman Gallery, Allbright College, Pennsylvania as part of Mediated Realities.

Speaker: Sinead McDonald – instagram

TOG 4.0???

TOG turned eleven this year and in those eleven years we have gone from strength to strength. We currently find ourselves in our third space at 22 Blackpitts in the south city centre. It has been a great home to us for these past 5 years. Our lease expires shortly and although we will be renewing, we do not know if we will have a long term lease and the building might also end up for sale.

So we are beginning our search for a new long-term home which will become TOG 4.0. We would like to find a space between the canals if possible, and ideally in the city centre. In the mean time, we continue with our visitor activities (online due to Covid 19) and TOG members can still physically access and use the space. We continue to welcome new members. So keep in touch with us and if you know of any locations which which may be of interest to us, drop us a line. Closeness to public transport is a plus, given our diverse membership and visitor profile. We might also be interested in partnering or co-locating with other organisations. We will keep you informed of any developments.

September – Virtual Open Social

Our open social night is back again this month. We are continuing with virtual events only due to the COVID restrictions. It did not stop us last month from having a lot of fun.

Join us on Saturday 19th from 7pm via Mozilla Hubs. No registration required. Click the following link to join hub.link/ZGhhofd

Tog Sign Repair

Back in 2014 Christian Kortenhorst laser cut a Tog sign and put some awesome LED’s in it. Check out the build video on our youtube channel. We have used the sign over the years in our spaces and taken to so many events. Unfortunately, it has taken a bit of a bashing over the years with the front panel coming loose. Plugging in the wrong power supply final saw it die.

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Science Fiction Book Club

Tog has a monthly Science Fiction Bookclub. They meet once a month and currently virtually via discord. In the past, we have read books like Hothouse, Nemesis and The Fifth Head of Cerberus to name just a few. The club has had it’s exciting over the years with authors turning up to take about their own book and the strangeness of the members developing a love for lemon flavoured cake.

When it comes to picking a book we have three guiding rules.

  • Must be under 400 pages(±10%)
  • Must not be in a series
  • Must not have a dragon on the cover.

This month they are reading “Blind Lake” by Robert Charles Wilson. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday 7th of October from 7pm .

For more information via our meetup page -> https://www.meetup.com/Tog-Dublin-Hackerspace/events/qfrbsrybcnblc/