Bridge Building Competition

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.

This event is in collaboration with Young Engineers Society and made possible with support from Engineers Ireland.

 

Bridge Building Results

We had out 4th annual bridge building sessions for engineers week last weekend. With 80 tickets sold we had a fun packed day.  The winner bridge held an impressive 28KG before breaking. They are pictured below.

 

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We had a great talk from Cahill Fergal, which lead to some many different bridge designs. Check out our gallery for all the snaps from the day. -> Gallery.

As with every year the best part of the day is the destruction. The scouts really got behind the sprint of the day.

Finally we would like to thank Engineers Ireland for the financial support to make this event possible and the volunteers from the Young Engineers Society 

Engineer’s Week: Bridge Building Competition

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For Engineers Week, we are holding our fourth annual bridge building competition on Saturday 5th of March from 11am.

Two Identical sessions will take place. The morning session – 11:00 – 13.30. The afternoon session 14:30 – 17:00.

This is a family-friendly competition that puts teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. Engineering theory and building materials will be provided to help you during construction. Check out the videos from last year below or our gallery.

 


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Engineer’s Week: Bridge Building Competition

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For Engineers Week, we are holding our third annual bridge building competition in Science Gallery on Saturday 14th of February.

This is a family-friendly competition that puts teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. Engineering theory and building materials will be provided to help you during construction. Last year’s winning team, created a bridge that held over 41KG with no sign of breaking. Check out some of the destructive testing here or photos in our gallery.

Update: We have added a second session due to popular demand.

When: Saturday, February 14th. From 3pm until 5pm.

Where: Science Gallery.

Cost: Free. Tickets below.

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Engineer’s Week: Build a Skull Radio

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Have you ever wanted to listen to music without using your ears? Turn your own head into a speaker? The skull radio allows you to listen in total silence, by sending sound waves through your teeth! Join TOG and assemble a specially designed kit that allows you to hear sounds directly, using vibration.

This hands on workshop will cover the basic techniques of soldering. No electronics skills required. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

If you can’t wait to try out a skull radio, Jeffrey’s and Sinead‘s Guzman Box is on display in the Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire until the 24th of January.

 

 

When: Sunday, February 8th. From 2pm until 4pm.

Where: TOG.

Cost: €20 + fees for non-members, €16 + fees for members of a hackerspace. (All proceeds go to support TOG.) Tickets below.

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