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.
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.
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.
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.