We are having an informal electronics, hardware and software session on Saturday 20th August from 15:00 in the space. Nothing too serious or complicated. Just a few of us working on a selection of random projects and things that we want to finish. An excuse to come in and do something at a slow and leisurely pace.
You are welcome to drop in and join us. If you are working on something, bring it in. Or you can just drop in, hang out, get a tour of the space and see what we’re up to. There’ll be lots of tea, coffee and biscuits.
It’s the same day as our regular monthly Open Social which is from 7pm till late. So it will blend into that event from 7 pm and we’ll be hanging around for the whole evening.
The summer is in full swing and our gardens and windows sills are full of life. Our community is made up of people with diverse interests and skills. It is not all computers and tech. Below are photos from our members what is growing at the moment.
Fresh potatoes ready for the pot.
Over 1kg of rhubarb ready to make something sweet.
A bee visiting some flowering artichoke.
The last of the loganberries with some rosemary photobombing.
Great use of awindow sill for some coriander, basil & chives.
Dublin Comic Con returns to the Convention Centre Dublin on August 6th and 7th. We will be there for the summer 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 onboth 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.
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.
We are bringing the repair cafe to this year’s Dublin Maker. There will be 50 makers will taking over a tented village of invention. From traditional Aran jumper-making, to AI racing robots, we have everything to keep robots warm and content, but also lots for humans.
The event gives you the chance to speak to makers who have created everything from wooden sculptures to lightweight jewellery, from 3D-printed cosplay props to giving coffee pods a second life as hand-crafted jewellery.
We will be showcasing a mix of our projects and also a repair café. So don’t come empty-handed to the festival on the 23rd of July in Merrion Square.
What objects can you bring in?
Clothes and accessories
Small electrical appliances and electronics
Small furniture … and many other things! Safety (PAT) tesitng for electrical devices will be available.
It has been a long process to bring back laser cutting to the Tog 4 space. We have an open-source laser cutter called a Lasersaur. A 100W co2 laser with a bed size of 1220mm by 610mm.
To start off with the laser itself needed a complete service. That involved a deep cleaning by removing all the bits or leftover wood, hovering it all out. Next is a srub of all the rails, lenses and parts, residue from cutting plywood sticks to everything.
The final steps were to refill the chiller with boiled water and to carry out an alignment of the lens. Check out this video of our first test fire.
You can check out other photos of the laser cutter service in our gallery.
Next up was the modification to our space. Our new unit has no inbuilt ventilation. Our walls are made up of blocks with an outer metal cladding. We used a core drill to make a hole in the wall to allow ventilation.
A fan was also installed to help with airflow and wired to auto turn on with the laser cutter.
You can see more photos of the vent installation in our gallery.
The first big job given to our laser cutter in the new space is making badges for our friends at Dublin Maker. Check out the video below. If you are interest in laser cutting keep an eye out for our upcoming CAD nights.
EuroPython will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin from the 11 to 17 July 2022.
The oldest and longest running volunteer-led Python programming conference on the planet comes to The CCD for a face to face and online conference in July 2022. All to celebrate a shared passion for Python and its community!
We are delighted to be taking part in the MakerFest section of EuroPython. A special area for all things MicroPython, embedded devices, wearables, and other funky hardware projects are a reality for Pythonistas. Making, exploring and sharing such cool stuff is what the MakerFest is all about. Find us on Thursday the 14th in the MakerFest zone.