Culture Night Update

We had a great night for Culture Night last night. Loads of visitors. The first of them arrived on the dot at 5PM, and we still had visitors in the space at 11PM. We had lots of members on hand to give tours of the space and demonstrate some of our activities.

Thanks to everyone who came. If you liked what you saw and would like to see more, keep in touch with us. We have regular open evenings and weekends for visitors, and almost everything is free to attend. For example, we have Electronics, Coding, Crafting, Lock Picking and Wikipedia editing evenings, as well as our regular monthly Open Social and Sci-Fi book club.

We have our own website and mailing list with details of all our events. We also have a number of social media channels. Keep in touch with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Check out some photos from the night on our gallery.

TOG at EUCYS Dublin 2018

The EU Contest for Young Scientists comes to Dublin this September, for the second time in its near-three decade history.  The first EUCYS event was held in Brussels in 1989, with the aim of encouraging cooperation and the exchange of ideas and knowledge between young researchers, and to inspire and instil confidence in them to follow careers in science. This year’s event takes place in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin, and runs for a full five days from Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th September. It offers participants the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with some of the world’s leading scientists. TOG will be there from 10 to 4 on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th,  and from 10 to 3 on Monday 17th, showcasing our projects and activities.

EUCYS is a part of the the Science with and for Society programme run by the Research directorate of the European Commission. For venue details and a programme of events, visit the EUCYS website.


Everything TOG in September: crafting, coding, lock picking, book club, Culture Night


Back to school and back to TOG this September…

Our members are over in the UK for EMF camp, follow @tog_dublin on twitter for updates on how the camp is going.

Lock Picking: Runs on Mondays, the 3rd and 17th of September at 7pm. Come down and try your hand at cracking open tumbler, tubular or warded locks.

Craft Night: Runs on Wednesdays, the 5th and 19th September at 7pm. Knitting? Crochet? Embroidery? Laser cutting? 3D printing? Join us and work on something you know, or learn something you don’t.

Electronics and Micro Controller Night: Runs on Mondays, the 10th and 24th September at 7pm. Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and Intel Galileos are just some of the things you can work on down here, or try our introductions to electronics worksheet. Recommended you bring your own laptop.

The Science Fiction Book Club will meet on Wednesday 26th September. This month’s book is The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner, published in 1975. Cake will be available.

Open Social: Runs on Saturday the 15th of September at 7pm. Join us for an evening of conversations, games and our glorious hand made wood fired pizza.

Coding: Runs on Mondays, the 3rd and 17th September at 7pm. Come down and work on a project or help others with theirs. Laptop of your own pretty much essential, and bring your own project.

Wikipedia Editing: Runs on Wednesday the 26th September at 7pm. Ever wondered how to get started editing Wikipedia? Come along and will get you adding to the world’s largest open collaborative knowledge project. All are welcome, no editing experience is necessary and the event is free, just turn up with a laptop to start editing.

We are taking part in Dublin Culture Night again this year, Friday 21st September.

TOG will have a stand at this year’s EU Contest for Young Scientists,, which runs from 14th to 16th of September at the RDS, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge.  We will be showcasing a range of projects and activities, including a constellation umbrella, bone conduction, boat models, wearables and interactive games.

TOG September Open Social

On Saturday 15th September we have our regular monthly Open Social from 19:00. Drop in to see us.

If you’ve never been to our Social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. 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 permitting, we’ll have our 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.

Our Open 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 parking available. Bring beer, food, gadgets! Our doors will be open from 19:00. Hope to see you there.

Culture Night @ TOG

TOG will be taking part in Culture Night 2018 on Friday 21st September. Our doors will be open from 17:00 to 23:30.

“Tour the Hackerspace to learn about innovative projects and technologies. Enjoy a demo of their fabrication equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC’s. Guests can also try their hand at an electronics project or learn lock-picking. TOG encompasses many elements from the maker movement, so this is a fantastic event for creators and tinkerers of all ages!”

“TOG is a hackerspace run and funded by its ongoing members. It offers a modern studio-like space, with access to a large range of equipment and a community of welcoming STEAM enthusiasts.”

Memory Lane -> 2009

Sometimes we get a bit nostalgic for the early days in Tog.  We had our first tiny place in Arran Quay, a small three room office unit. We started running our first workshops and open days for the public there. We have changed a lot in the last nine plus years. To showcase the early space and show oof photos of when we were all much younger, we have created a photo collage of what we got upto in 2009. It was started way back during Science Hackday Dublin but only finished during our recent finishaton.  You can now see it hanging on the wall in our space or view the individual photos on our gallery