We feature in HackSpace magazine #18

In this month’s Hackspace magazine our own Jeffrey Roe is interviewed in a profile on our space. You can download all issues for free in pdf format. Check it out on page 29 – 32 https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues/18

TOG Easter Open Social

TOG Easter Open Social

Our regular monthly Open Social will take place on Saturday, 20th April from 7PM. If you’ve never been to our Socials, you’ll find them a great alternative Saturday evening in town, and a great informal hangout to chat and relax. Our Socials are always free to attend for both members and visitors alike. No need to book…. just turn up. You can drop in for 10 minutes, or stay the whole night.

We have off-street parking available. Bring beer, food, gadgets! Our doors will be open from 19:00. Hope to see you there.

Come in and look around. If you’ve never been in before, we’ll give you the grand tour of the space. Talk to members and visitors about projects or things you’d like to do. If you like what you see, ask about joining as a full member. Weather and volunteer permitting, we might have our wood fired pizza oven going outside. Expect caint, ceol agus craic as usual. The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning.

Particulate matter alert!

A few weeks ago on twitter, our friends from 57North Hacklab put is touch with people who were interested in buidling a DIY air quality monitoring system. We were pointed to the great work being done by luftdaten project.

Luftdaten is a citizen science project to collect data of particular matter from homemade monitoring units. All the data is open and available to all to use and used to gain insights into the effect our on environment. They provide a parts list, step by step guide and all the code needed to build your very own sensor to contribute to environmental monitoring in your locality.

A full guide can be found on their website https://luftdaten.info/en/construction-manual/. 

So got stuck in making one to get Ireland started on the map.

The sensor
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Tog Events in April

Wave Hackers experimental music group.
An experimental audio research & performance group, a place for artists, dreamers, geeks, hackers, nerds, outcasts, weirdos, rebels and scientists to experiment and create. Everything from circuit bending to instrument design and creation. Everyone welcome no matter experience. Come learn and share but most importantly have fun. Hosted by Seb, Friday 19th April, from 7 to 10 pm. Let us know you’re coming on meetup.

The return of the singer/songwriter

Open Social: We open the doors to all-comers once a month for our Open Social event. This month it’s on Saturday 20th April, from 7 pm until the last one leaves. Come and see what happens in Dublin’s only hackerspace. Contributions of food and drink are always welcome. Club Bodge are threatening cheese and wine (bought, not made).

Lock Picking: Conor runs lock picking nights every other Monday, you never know when you may have put your skills into practice… We open padlocks, mostly taken from the Halfpenny Bridge, handcuffs, and various other locks, all without the original keys. Intrigued? Come along to lock-picking on Monday 1st, Monday 15th, and Monday 29th April, starting at 7 pm. Tools provided, and there are some for sale.

Craft Night: The Crafters are an eclectic bunch, engaging in embroidery, sewing, knitting, screen printing, crochet, drawing, painting, and other craft skills. You can bring a project along, start one from scratch, we have materials, tools and supplies to help you out. Every other Wednesday, this month on the 3rd and 17th April. 7 pm start.

Electronics and Micro Controller Night: Gary runs Electronics and Micro Controller night, every Monday that isn’t a Lock-Picking night. We have an electronics room with a dizzying variety of equipment and bits and pieces to get you started if you’re a beginner. Basic kits for sale and lots of expertise on offer. This month’s evenings will be on Monday 8th and the 22nd April, starting at 7 pm and finishing at 9 pm. We don’t supply laptops, so bring your own.

CAD Night: Krzysztof and Louise host the 3D printing and laser cutting night, every second Wednesday (coincides with Craft Night), in April the 3rd, 17th, from 7 pm to 9 pm. We have a working Prusa Mk 3 3D printer, and a Lasersaur for laser cutting. Recommended that you bring your own laptop.

Coding: If you’re looking for a space to work on your own side project, or if you need help with some programming problem, come along to coding nights on alternate Mondays, the 1st, 15th and 29th April. Please bring your own laptop, we don’t provide the hardware.

The Science Fiction Book Club: While you are waiting for the future to arrive, why not be amazed at what others have imagined it will be like? This month we are reading a (non-Culture) novel by Iain M. Banks, Against A Dark Background. We’ll be eating cake and discussing it on Wednesday April 24th, at 7.30 pm.

Wikipedia Editing: Rebecca will instruct on how to become a Wikipedia editor, this happens every last Wednesday of the month, April 24th starting at 7 pm. You can’t edit without a computer, though, so please bring a laptop.

Team Bodge are in the space most Wednesday afternoons, from 3.30 pm until they run out of steam. Bring along your broken or faulty gadgets or computers – or anything else you’d like fixed – and James and Brendan will help you out, with advice, tools, expertise and the occasional spare part. Members only, check the mailing list for time and date confirmation.

Dublin Maker 2019 – Open Call

We are super proud to be supporting Dublin Maker this year and announcing there open call.

Dublin Maker are looking for makers, tinkerers, artists, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers.
The event gives an opportunity to showcase projects, prototypes, inventions and run workshops at Dublin Maker on the 20th of July in Merrion Square to 10,000 people .

http://www.dublinmaker.ie/open-call/

Crypto Trading & Investment Course

We are hosting the Dublin Crypto Talks again for an interesting course on trading cryptocurrencies and investments. Details below.

It’s recommended to bring a laptop with you..

You will learn about:
– Cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms
– Price charts
– Fundamental and technical analysis
– The mental game of trading
– Risk and capital management
– Portfolio management
– Trading strategies

This event takes place at TOG on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/crypto-trading-investment-course-tickets-59575131823

Feel free to join our meetup group or follow us on Twitter:

twitter.com/DubCryptoTalks

meetup.com/Dublin-Crypto-Talks

More info here: https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Crypto-Talks/events/260170163/