Koji, Miso and Beyond: A Fermentation Workshop Exploring the World of Flavors and Preservation

Join us for an exciting and informative workshop as we explore the wonderful world of fermentation! From preserving fresh produce to cultivating healthy gut bacteria, fermentation has a multitude of benefits that have been enjoyed by people around the world for centuries. In this workshop, you’ll discover a variety of fermentation techniques and learn how to create delicious and nutritious foods that are not only good for you, but also bursting with flavour.

During the workshop, we’ll delve into the science behind fermentation and discuss the different types of bacteria involved in the process. We’ll cover a range of techniques, including:

  • Salting foods to encourage the growth of lactic acid bacteria, which are used to create delicious dishes like sauerkraut, kimchi, and Indian-style pickles.
  • Utilizing acetic acid bacteria to convert alcohol into vinegar, a versatile ingredient used in everything from salad dressings to marinades.
  • Using a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) to ferment sugary liquids and make refreshing kombucha, a probiotic drink that is packed with health benefits.
  • Harnessing the power of koji enzymes to transform foods and create rich, complex flavours. This ancient Japanese technique is used to produce soy sauce, miso, and sake, among other things.

Date: Tuesday 28th 6.30pm until 10pm

Cost: €20 plus fees

Location: Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 KRW1

Booking via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/koji-miso-and-beyond-a-fermentation-workshop-exploring-the-world-of-flavo-tickets-598313992257

Not only will you learn the techniques for each of these fermentation methods, but we’ll also discuss how to troubleshoot common issues that may arise during the fermentation process. You’ll walk away from the workshop with the skills and knowledge you need to start fermenting your own foods at home.

Join us for an evening of learning, tasting, and fun, and discover the magic of fermentation!

St Mary’s Hospital Display Table

Hillary and Gary with the display table

St Mary’s Hospital reached out to us for help a while ago. It’s a multidisciplinary community hospital in the Phoenix Park, that offers stroke rehabilitation to patients of all ages, provides in patients rehabilitation to older population and provides residential care to older persons.

They run a gardening project for residents and were in need of a display table for their plants. They sell plants to visitors and staff to help cover the funding of the garden project. Our member, Gary was happy to jump on board as an avid gardener and maker to make up a display table.

Wicklow Makers Campaign Launch

“Tuesday 28th March will be the official launch of the Wicklow Makers (TBD) campaign to set up a makerspace in County Wicklow.

A campaign to create a makerspace for Wicklow, where anyone with common interests, such as art, crafts, computers, diy, electronics, machining, robotics, science, technology and more; can meet, socialise and collaborate.

I’ve been following the makerspace/hackerspace scene for over a decade and I admire what TOG have done for the scene in Dublin but unfortunately visits to either of the closest spaces to me of TOG or SEMS would require a 4/5 hour round trip reliant on public transport. This might be fine for the occasional weekend but rules out regular trips and weekdays visits.

Having met many I know there is a diverse community of makers with a variety of interests based in County Wicklow. Rather than bemoan the lack of a space locally, I am now willing to devote the effort and time required and I hope others will join me in the endeavor and together we can starting planning and organising with the aim of setting up a makerspace in County Wicklow.

For those who cannot help out I would still like to invite you to join us on this journey to gauge the interest and gather feedback.
Throughout Spring 2023 I intend to start reaching out to fellow makers both personally and online via social media with the aim of getting this campaign rolling.

Then during the summer once we have some sort of committee of interested individuals we can starting planning the setting up of a makerspace.

I envision this will be a long journey but in the meantime please join and follow us on our various channels and share the projects you are working on. #wicklowmakers.

-Niall, Wicklow Makers (TBD)”


Tog At UCD Innovation Academy’s Green Week Repair Clinic

UCD Innovation Academy, Tog Hackerspace and a team of UCD volunteers will be on hand to give your broken items a new lease of life, from repairing small electrical goods to rejuvenating your favourite pair of jeans.

Join us on the 9th of March 2023, 14:00 – 17:30 in the UCD Innovation Academy – MakerSpace O’Brien Building UCD Dublin.

Our repairers will be happy to take a look at your broken:

  • Clothes, Toys, Musical Instruments
  • Chargers, Headphones, Printers, Projectors, Sewing machines, Lamps.
  • Household items: Clocks, Hairdryers, Irons, Hoovers, Toasters, Kettles, Games Consoles and other small household and kitchen items.

Book your place using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ucd-innovation-academys-green-week-repair-clinic-tickets-557046831067

Tog At Dublin Comic Con Spring 2023

Dublin Comic Con returns to the Convention Centre Dublin on March 11th and 12th. 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.


We had lots of fun back at the spring edition you can check out some snaps in our gallery.

March Mechanical Keyboard Meetup

Attention all Mechanical Keyboard enthusiasts!

We are excited to announce our second Mechanical Keyboard Meetup, taking place on Sunday, 12th of March 1 pm to 4 pm. We are teaming up with the MK Ireland Discord community to give you a chance to come together and celebrate our love for mechanical keyboards. We want to share our knowledge, and connect with other keyboard enthusiasts from the community.

Bring your keyboard(s) along and meet other hobbyists, chat about modding and building keyboards, or if you don’t have a keyboard but are curious about mechanical keyboards, come along and try other people’s keyboards and chat with those in the know.

We’ll have tea and coffee available on site and Tog has an affordable tuck shop with fizzy drinks and snacks.

Please add a donation to your ticket to support this non-profit space. Suggested donation: €10, €5 for students/unwaged. Book Your ticket below.