Science Hackday Dublin

We are hosting Science Hack Day. A 36 hr hardware and software hackathon. Ireland’s first public hackathon it has been run by plucky volunteers since 2012. A social event with creativity and love of science at its heart. Each year we bring together, designers, coders, scientists, engineers and makers. Simply to make interesting things. Why? For adventure, for playfulness, for science!

On Saturday & Sunday 7th/8th of March join forces with fellow enthusiasts to work on projects together. During the course of the weekend, the hackerspace will enable participants to bring projects to reality with the various tools and equipment on hand. Sign up with the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-hack-day-dublin-2020-registration-94633813283

Engineers Week Ireland logo

This event is part of Engineers Week that runs from February 29th until March 6th. For other events on as part during the week visit http://www.engineersweek.ie/ . We are also running an Air Quality Sensor workshop -> https://www.tog.ie/2020/01/air-quality-sensor-kit-workshop/

Air Quality Sensor Kit Workshop

Sensor Kit

Air pollution affects many people’s daily lives not just close to industrial centres. Most governmental monitoring is only done with a very limited number of sensors. Often times we are relying on modelling to make the best guess at current levels. This can miss out on local pollution sources or seasonally (coal fires during the winter) / event-based pollution. This kit uses customer grade hardware to measure levels of PM2.5. It is not a replacement for accurate calibrated professional equipment that can pinpoint the type of particles in the air but can give reasonable readings at a low lost in a local area.

Sensor Map Dublin

This kit allows you to measure local pollution levels by building your own particulate matter sensor system. This DIY setup allowed everyone to measure air quality. Join thousands around the world by contributing the data to citizen science projects with open data. The system uses off the shelf parts with limited soldering required (design by OK Lab Stuttgart as part of the https://luftdaten.info/ project).

Engineers Week Ireland logo

This event is part of Engineers Week that runs from February 29th until March 6th. For other events on as part during the week visit http://www.engineersweek.ie/

Sensor workshop at 36c3

*** You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this workshop. Please do not book places for children ***

SOLD Out Extra Afternoon session added. The workshop will take place on Saturday the 29th of February at 11 am at a cost of €50 plus Eventbrite fees. To book please use the link below. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/air-quality-sensor-kit-workshop-tickets-89491673003

The workshop will take place on Saturday the 29th of February at 3pm at a cost of €50 plus Eventbrite fees. To book please use the link below. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/air-quality-sensor-kit-workshop-afternoon-session-tickets-92490346115

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival Challenge

Back in January, we hosted a workshop for Dublin SmartPhone Festival. Participants each made a one minute short. Check out the compilation below.

CryptoParty – Learn about online safety and security for free

TOG is hosting a CryptoParty on Saturday, 15th February at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Poster with details of the Crypto Party in TOG Hackerspace, 22 Blackpits on Saturday 15th February at 6pm. The poster is in the style of an 80s computer screen

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web, and general security advice regarding computers and smartphones. No experience is necessary. The idea here is for everyone to learn and share knowledge and the event is aimed at people who have no experience. We will be reccomending free and open source software. To try the tools and apps directly at the CryptoParty, bring your laptop or smartphone

For insurance reasons, anyone who attends is required to sign into TOG’s registration system.

After the CryptoParty. You are welcome to stay for TOG’s open social evening. 

Collecting Bottle Caps

If you are visiting our space, bring us your plastic bottle caps. We are collecting them for the Precious Plastic Dublin project. Find out more -> https://www.preciousplasticdublin.org/collecting-hdpe-bottle-caps-recycling/

Dublin Inquirer – In Blackpitts, Dubliners are Invited to Build Their Own Air-Pollution Sensors

Our own Jeffrey Roe was interviewed about our upcoming air quality sensor workshop next month. Check out a snippet of the story below and read the full interview on Dublin Inquirer.

In the common room of the TOG Hackerspace in Blackpitts, Jeffrey Roe opens an app on his phone. A line on a graph on the screen creeps up and down a little, but is more or less even – before rising up into a sharp peak. It shows readings from the air-pollution sensor, across the city, outside his home in Crumlin. There was a spike at 4.30pm, earlier that day. “Why were people busy then?” he says, with a chuckle. Another graph, for a few months ago, the night of Halloween, shows a thin line rising sharply from the early evening, as bonfires light up. “You can see, when it starts to get dark, the level of pollution just skyrockets,” he said.

https://www.dublininquirer.com/2020/01/22/in-blackpitts-dubliners-are-invited-to-build-their-own-air-pollution-sensors

Tog 3 Tour

Check out this video tour of the space.