After the fabulous success of season one of the BIg Life Fix, it returns for another season. If you turn the clock to 2020, we were treated to six inspiring and heartwarming episodes of designers, engineers and makers creating inventions that transformed people’s lives.
We were very proud to be the home base of the show for season one and to have two of our own members take part. You can read about it here on our blog.
The show is now back for another season. Kite Entertainment are looking to hear from people facing challenges as a result of a disability or chronic illness, whose lives could potentially be made easier with a tailor-made invention. Get in touch via email at email@example.com in November or December.
We are please to open our doors and welcome visitors to TOG4. Our first event will be the return of our ever popular Lockpicking night. We will be taking things slowly and numbers slow keeping in line with the current Covid regulations. All visitors must book into to the event via our Meetup page. Please do not show up if you do not have a place booked.
We understand lots of you want to see the new space and get back into making. Check out our Youtube channel to see our progress. Bear with us as we open and bring back more and more of the events you all love. We are open to new members, please get in touch if interested.
The Innovation Academy has created a programme for students to design the future in their makerspace. It will see students introduced to what a makerspace is and using it a tool/ vehicle for learning. Check out the story in Silicon Republic at the end of the page for more.
We will be opening our doors in just a few weeks. Our first event will be the return of our lock picking group. Be sure to check out our meetup page for updates.
In the mean time we have been adding more walls and last weekend doors. Did you know all the wood panelling and doors have come from our old space. We are doing our best to reuse building materials as much as possible. It certainly creates a lot more work for our volunteers but we think its good to strive for reuse as much as possible.
We are also glad to say our new access control system is in place. Members can now once again the space 24/7. It is an importance part of our space being able to support the different available of our members and being a fully 24/7 space for our members.
We want to welcome a new makerspace to Dublin. Fingal Makerspace will be in Blanchardstown Library. A kick off meeting is happening on Wednesday 20th of October from 6 pm. They are looking for input from the community how this new resource can be best used for all. Event poster below.
Maker Faire Rome takes place from Friday 8 – Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 October. A mix of 250 exhibitors in person in Rome and over 300 makers via the online platform. The free to sign up digital platform will allow everyone to explore the projects present directly from your home and meet and interact with makers and innovators from all sectors. Sign up with the following link https://digital.makerfairerome.eu/
Our own member Jeffrey Roe will be online to showcase his project. “Kill The Dots – Remote LED Game“.
The project mixes Raspberry pi, Arduino, LED display and IoT all in one. It uses remote.tv to allow the player to remotely control all the buttons of this fun arcade-style LED game. The user tries to kills all the red dots in order to stay alive to see hot pink. The game is a total mash-up, using a robotics platform built for using the pi camera mixed together with an Arduino drawing cool animations on a 32 by 32 LED display.