Dublin Mini Maker Faire: post-faire BBQ

Dublin Mini Maker Faire logoMaking and showing off can be such hard work, that’s why Tog are helping out the makers of Dublin Mini Maker Faire by hosting a wind down barbeque on the day after.  Last year’s BBQ was a great success, and with more makers at this year’s faire, it can only be better!

The BBQ will be hosted in Tog on Sunday the 28th of July from 2pm. Weather permitting we’ll be sitting in the yard, enjoying the smell of burning coals, otherwise we can huddle indoors and enjoy ourselves. Food will be provided, but you’ll have to bring your own beer (this way you can pick your favourite beer!).  Makers who were involved in the Faire will get free-in with their badges.  If you’re not a Maker, don’t fret, you can still join us for the reasonable sum of €5.

bbqIf you’re not a member, it’d be great if you can RSVP in the comments or by email, so we can plan for you.  We don’t want anyone to be left short of food!

Plenty of food for those who come, let us know in comments below.



TOG homebrew beer session Sunday 14th April



A 3rd beer homebrewing session is coming to TOG, this Sunday 14th April!





Award-winning brewchamps will be giving attendees detailed instructions, tips ‘n’ tricks, and generally giving the benefit of their expertise.

Beginner, intermediate and experienced brewers attend the brewing session, leading to in-depth, interesting and informative discussions for all.


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We’ll start sometime between 10-11am and finish about 3-4pm; brewers tend to go round the corner to the Bull & Castle to socialise after.

Attendance is free and open to all (there may be a whip-around for donations to TOG tho).




If you want to come, why not sign up and say hello to Capital Brewers on their forum here:



Also follow them on twitter for the latest updates, brewdays, competitions, tasting sessions etc:




Looking forward to seeing you there!



Irish Hackerspaces Week 2012

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Irish Hackerspace Week 2012

This year Irish Hackerspaces Week falls between September 15th – 23rd. This gives hackerspaces around Ireland a chance to expand their reach in to the local community.

TOG has already started to get events ready for this week. Sept 15th and 16th is the Synchronous Hackathon weekend which is a great weekend to get people aware of that can happen in a hackerspace. Our usual Open Social is on the 15th to kick off the whole weekend. We also have a yearly quiz on the last weekend ( Saturday 22nd ), and get all the hackerspaces together via audio/video link with questions dished out by our very own TOG Quiz Master.

Apart from those weekend activities, during the week we are planning electronics and craft activities, a night of short talks on various topics and a Gastro Night, discussing food science and beer brewing 🙂

As the calendar for this week comes together we will be posting a schedule for all to see.

Watch this space.

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Lots and Lots of sugar

Lots of Sugar consumed at this week’s Craft Night. Some would say too much. To those we replied ‘bah, here, take some home with you!’ It was a great turn out, some even showed up unaware of the sugar assault that lay in wait for them.

We cooked, we baked, we iced, and we ate! (Tog accepts no responsibility for doctor or dentist expenses.) If you missed it, stayed tuned, we may be planning future foodie events *theatrical wink*

Mind you for some of us the night was lost in a sugar-haze, so join us in trying to remember what exactly happened. (Yay for cameras!)

Craft Night with added Sugar

Hello again Crafters! It’s been a long year, many projects were started, a few even finished, and it’s always good to see your toil pay off. So we at tog reckon it’s time for a Craft Night reward. The next Craft Night (Tuesday, 13th) will be a special cookies and sugarcraft night! We’ll be baking cookies, icing them, and someone even mentioned hot chocolate 🙂

If that’s not your thing don’t worry, it will be a regular Craft Night too, just with added sugar-fueled giddiness from the kitchen! The sugary rewards are available to anyone on the night doing any craft. And it’s also the last Craft Night of the year (to begin again in January), so why not? Come along, have some fun 😀