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.
Book your free tickets now -> https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-hack-day-dublin-2019-registration-56278380150
There are also Childcare and Travel Bursaries available for those
travelling or have little ones at home. Apply via the link below.
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.
Title: Google Tango Technology
Speaker: Gleb Lebedev
An overview on Google Tango technology – how it works and what applications it may have. As an example I’ll show a game I made for the Global Game Jam 2017 that uses Tango for positional tracking.
Title :A Maker journey – From The Start
Speaker: Peter Knief
A collage of the objects that Peter has created and how he developed his personal maker skills and experience with no budget.
Title : The power of Maths when making 3D Designs
Speaker: Izabela Siudak
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.
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
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.
Continue reading “Engineer’s Week: Bridge Building Competition”
Our very own Jeffrey Roe was on News Talk‘s Pat Kenny Show to talk about Skull Radios and engineers week. A bone conduction kit that allows the user to listen to sound without making a sound. The full interview can be found on the news talk website 27 minutes into the clip. Click here to listen back.
If you want to make your own skull radio come along to our workshop.