We are delighted to be taking part in Engineers Week. We always like to take part in these national weeks to promote science and education. We have lined up a night of talks for you on Thursday the 4th of March from 7 pm streaming on our Youtube channel. This year we are teaming up with the Young Engineers Society to bring you a night of interesting lightning talks. The talks will be followed by a live Q&A. Check out the talks below.
Talk Title: Faking it in AI Project Description: AI and machine learning in particular is a great technology for engineers to play with, adopt and apply in unexpected ways to see old problems in a new light. Even better, you can fake it until you make it and there is a long on-ramp of automated services, packages and tools available to the hacker willing to try out new things. With some experience and a bit of derring-do you can even get up to the front line of research in a field that is changing and developing incredibly fast if you carefully pick your battles. I will give a quick tour of my lab’s engineering journey in machine learning where we learned to fake it, then make it before finally faking again but this time for real. On that journey we will talk about fitness trackers, brain computer interfaces, self driving cars (sort of) and why in our latest work we just made up loads of fake data and yet no one got angry about it. Speaker: Professor Tomás Ward Bio: Tomas Ward is AIB Chair of Data Analytics at the School of Computing, Dublin City University. As a member of the Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centre Insight – Ireland’s Data Analytics research centre, Prof Ward studies how human health, performance and decision-making can be better understood through new ways of sensing and interpreting our physiology and behaviour. Tomas is a keen advocate of hacker spaces and is a co-founder of Dublin Maker – the showcase of the maker movement in Ireland. Links:Website, Twitter
Talks Title: VCON – an Arduino with built-in remote firmware update and remote management Project Description: Ever wanted to remotely OTA your Arduino without changing a single line of firmware code? VCON makes it possible. Speaker: Sergey Lyubka Bio: CTO at Netfort (now part of Rapid7), Engineering manager at Google, CTO at Cesanta Links: vcon.io
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.
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.
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).
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/
*** You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this workshop. Please do not book places for children ***
Ya Science \o/. We are proud to be hosting Science Hack Day Dublin again. A 36 hr hardware and software hackathon. A social event with creativity and love of science and technology at its heart. A get together for designers, scientists, coders, engineers and makers to simply to make interesting things. Why? For adventure, for playfulness, for science!
Join us on Sat, 9th March 2019, & Sun, 10th March 2019.
As part of Engineers Week we are running a Night of Short Talks in TOG on Thursday 9th of March kicking off at 7:30pm. The night will be made up of a number of talks on a range of topics.
Title: Car Computer Hacking
Speaker: Daniel Cussen
Many people are afraid to meddle with their cars often due to the fear of a complicated computer running under the hood with no easy way to see what the computer is thinking or doing. We unveil the computer and show low cost interfaces and easy ways to diagnose and repair faults along with modifications and DIY servicing and upgrades. Take the fear out of automotive repair and avoid costly dealer maintenance and repair all using free apps and Bluetooth and USB interfaces. We will also discuss diesel-gate and emissions monitoring.
Engineers Week is almost here. A week long celebrate engineering
across Ireland with events for everyone. Here in Tog will are no strangers to putting on an event or two for
Engineers Week. We are happy to announce the return of our Bridge Building Competition on Saturday 4th of March.
This is a family-friendly competition that puts teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. Armed with just lollipop sticks
and glue, teams must use their engineering skills to complete the challenge.
Engineering theory and building materials will be provided to help you during construction.A secret prize will be up for grabs for the winners. The competition will have a half an hour of short talks, an hour and a half of building followed by half an hour of testing.
Participation’s under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian.