Irish Hackerspaces Week

Irish Hackerspaces Week is a week long series of events showcasing the different Hackerspace across Ireland. The week aims to show what each space brings to their local community.
If you are coming to any of the events please sign up using the contact form at the end of the page.

Time Table of Events in 091labs Galway. Read more

Time Table of Events in TOG

Saturday 14th:

Soldering Workshop 10.00-12.30 & 14.00-16.30 Read more

Sunday 15th:

Harvard Course screening: “Introduction to C” – programming afterwards 14.00 Read more
The Joys of 3D Printing 16.00 Read more

Monday 16th:

E-textiles & Conductive Thread 19.00 Read more
Intro Ardunio 20.30 Read more
Processing 21.00 Read more

Tuesday 17th:

Oh, sweet! The Sugar learning environment 19.30 Read more

Lockpicking: The Myths and Truths  20.30 Read more

Wednesday 18th:

An Evening of Amateur Radio 18.30 Read more
Fun with Pattern Matching – Or how to build a database using flat files 19.30 Read more

Thursday 19th:

Open Social Night with a Film.. 19.00 Read more

Friday 20th:

Synchronous Hacker Quiz 20.00 Read more

Saturday 21st:

10th Global Synchronous Hackathon 13.00 Read more

Sunday 22nd:

10th Global Synchronous Hackathon 13.00 Read more
Standford Course screening:  “Introduction to Machine Learning” –  programming afterwards 14.00 Read more

Soldering Workshop

This hands on workshop will cover various aspects of soldering; from the basic techniques of soldering, to soldering electronic components to make simple circuits,

This hands on workshop will cover various aspects of soldering; from the basic techniques of soldering, to soldering electronic components to make simple circuits.


€15 General public

€12 Students/Unwaged.

€10 TOG members

No electronics skills required. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Workshop open to ALL. Limited to 10 participants per Workshop. Prepayment at time of booking is required for this workshop,

Morning 10:30 to 14:00

EDIT Morning Workshop  cancelled.

Afternoon 14:30 to 18:00


Harvard Course screening: “Introduction to C” – programming afterwards

We’ll be showing the Harvard Course at 2pm, which will take about 1 hour. Afterwards we’ll try to solve the provided programming tasks.

Should be fun :).

The course will start from the very beginning, so no programming
skills required.
Needed software and internet connection will be provided.

Overview of topics covered:
*  Source code and object code
*  Compilers
*  Standard input and output
*  Functions
*  Libraries

More info to the original course:
– Presented by Meg

The Joys of 3D Printing

We will be talking about everything 3d printing, 3d scanners molding, design and general things 3d. Will be demoing the makerbot and what we have built with it so far. Showing off designs for some improvements and upcoming projects.
Update The talk will also include a section on CNC Routers/Milling machines.

E-textiles & Conductive Thread

A brief beginners look at conductive thread, conductive fabric, soft switches, and an introduction to sensors and wearable micro controllers for making your soft circuits that bit smarter. We’ll take a look at some existing applications, and then there’s a hands-on session where you’ll make your own soft circuit.
– Presented by Cheryl (



A short talk on the Arduino platform.Demoing some simple projects.
– Presented by Jeffrey


Processing is a easy to use programming environment (based on a simplified Java) designed to teach programming to beginners and allow experienced programmers quickly write interactive graphics applications.
I will cover setup, basic concepts and a few sample programs (coded live) to show how easy it is to develop beautiful graphics applications in Processing.
Basic knowledge of programming is useful but not required, artists wishing to expand their technical
programming skills welcome, coders wishing to develop their artistic side welcome, and everyone in between welcome.

Oh, sweet! The Sugar learning environment

Come and learn about Sugar, the learning platform for children. Sugar offers an innovative desktop environment designed to encourage collaboration and critical thinking through Activities. Initially developed as part of the One Laptop Per Child project, Sugar is now community led and can run on any machine thanks to Sugar on a Stick.
– Presented by Julie

Lockpicking: The Myths and Truths

A talk about lockpicking as a sport and the lock picking community.
The community are enjoying the new challanges that lock companies like to throw at them. Their new “secure” locks. A discussion about a number of everyday locks, that you use on a day to day basis, and how lockpickers can get around them.

An Evening of Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio is a hobby of constructing, experimenting and communicating. A licensed radio experimenter can operate two-way radio equipment from  almost anywhere, and can talk across town or around the world. Ireland is a hive for Amateur Radio enthusiasts , with over 35 clubs around the country. The scope and possibilities are endless with Radio, for example, experiments with home-built equipment or antennas, sending TV pictures, operating through satellites, or just having a quiet chat with friends at home or abroad. This evening is a chance for the public to get an introduction to Amateur Radio and to see how it all works.

Fun with Pattern Matching – Or how to build a database using flat files

Flat-file databases have many uses in applications which use small amounts of data and/or no RDBMS is available. For example, a small program on a system for user logins or access control where less than, say, 100 data entries will be in use over the lifetime of the system. The best known
example is the /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /etc/group files on a unix system.

We will also cover the use of pattern matching for converting http://…. queries to useful command line parameters.This presentation will introduce the user to the Black Arts of manipulating formatted text files using unix command-line utilities such as cut, paste, grep, sed and awk. No previous Unix experience is required and any commands used will be explained before use.
– Presented by Justin Kelly

Open Social Night with a Film.

An open night were you don’t have to worry about anything. Just turn up grab some popcorn and watch the film.

Synchronous Hacker Quiz

Its a quiz to test you 1337 hacker skills. Get you friends and make teams of 3 to battle it out. Rounds will include hacker history , know your ports . The quiz will be happening synchronous with our friends in 091labs . Ticket price/ donation to be confirmed.

10th Global Synchronous Hackathon

Warm up your soldering irons, thread your needles and fill the fridge with your beverage of choice. The 10th Synchronous Hackathon takes
place. The hackatohns are a great chance for people to do larger projects. The space is alive with a buzz for the hackathons.

Standford Course screening: “Introduction to Machine Learning” – programming afterwards

*  Motivation & Applications of Machine Learning
*  Definition of Machine Learning
*  Supervised Learning
*  Learning Theory
*  Unsupervised Learning
*  Reinforcement Learning

The duration of the screening is 1 hour, afterwards we will work on
the included tasks.
Needed software and internet connection will be provided.
– Presented by Meg

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7 Replies to “Irish Hackerspaces Week”

  1. So far on my list is 3D printing, and all of Monday and Tuesday! Why must you take up all my time, why?!

  2. I’ll be at the lock-picking course, and am looking forward to seeing you.

  3. Hey Colm,

    That event was last August. There may be a similar event held during February, keep an eye on the blog to find out if there will.

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