Engineers Week Soldering Workshop

Join us for an exciting and educational Beginner Soldering Workshop! This workshop is designed for those who are new to the world of soldering and want to learn the basics. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a maker, or simply curious about soldering, this workshop is perfect for you.

In this class, our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of soldering components onto a circuit board. You’ll learn about the different types of soldering tools, materials, and techniques. Our hands-on approach will allow you to practice what you’ve learned, so you can feel confident in your newly acquired skills.

You’ll start with the basics, such as how to properly use a soldering iron, and work your way up to soldering components onto a circuit board. You’ll leave this workshop with a fully functioning circuit of your own creation, a greater understanding of soldering, and a newfound sense of confidence.

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Tog At Dublin Comic Con Spring 2024

Dublin Comic Con returns to the Convention Centre Dublin on March 9th and 10th. We will be there for the spring edition. This is Ireland’s leading pop culture event. An event for the whole family. Covering everything from movies/tv shows to comics, cosplay and gaming!

We will have a fan table on both days. We are excited to showcase some cosplays that were built by our members. New sample projects to give everyone an idea of what can be built in our space. Please drop by and say hello.

You can find out more about the event via the following link.

https://dublincomiccon.com/

We had lots of fun back at last year you can check out some snaps in our gallery.

March Repair Cafe

Do you have broken items at-home – clothes, small appliances, toys, electronics?

No need to throw them away!
Save your things from the landfill and your wallet from having to replace them.

Bring them to our repair café and learn how to fix them together with our volunteers. We have tools, materials, space to work on your item, and repair experts who will help you with your repair.

Join us in Tog on Sunday 24th of March from 11am – 4pm.

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Mechanical Keyboard Meetup

Get ready for an exciting gathering of mechanical keyboard aficionados at Tog Hackerspace on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, starting at 3 pm. Whether you’re a seasoned keyboard veteran or just dipping your toes into the world of mechanical switches, this meetup is for you!

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 pm onwards
  • Twitter Handle: @tog_dublin
  • Address: Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 CF6V

If you would like to donate and support this meet up register through our Eventbrite page. Your generous donations will contribute to the success of future meetups and allow us to continue fostering a vibrant community of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. A ticket is not required but it helps us plan.

Birthday Celebrations

We have had great coverage of our 15th birthday celebrations. We had 50-plus people come and visit us on the night to help mark the occasion. You can check out our gallery for photos from the night. https://www.tog.ie/gallery/nggallery/album/15th-birthday-party

First Up is a story in Silicon Republic covering what we have been up to over the last 15 years.

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/tog-hackerspace-dublin-makers-hacking-community

Next up we took to the airwaves for Dublin City FM’s Community Chats show.

You can also watch our own long-form video where we reflect on Tog in its current and former setting and talk a bit about what’s going on in our hackerspace.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to our member Morten Jakobsen for putting this video together. If you’d like to support him please give a follow on his socials. Links are on his website at jakeobsen.com

Moran Been-noon – ‘Here Nor There’ in Axis Ballymun

We are excited to see our own Moran Been-noon – ‘Here Nor There’ exhibition open at Axis Ballymun.

Here nor There

This exhibition invites us to reflect on the connection between ethnicity and our own ability to belong. The artwork is a collection of the artist’s digital and physical thought experiments that respond to familiar concepts of settling down and feeling at home: putting down roots, building a nest, and understanding one’s place through the embodiment of objects and actions found in folkloric and ethnic knowledge. These experiments of belonging are conducted in the context of life as an outsider, remaining unsettled, being neither here nor there.

Mixing moving image and audio pieces with objects that symbolise fragments of the artist’s ethnic identity, the artwork encourages to perceive ethnicity as a multilayered and intricate theme, and within this, consider the complexities of contemporary Irish identity and it being a worthwhile topic for exploration.

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