Joined The Community Resources Network Ireland

We have joined the Community Resources Network Ireland. We hope to learn from our fellow members and share our knowledge of community repair cafés.

https://crni.ie/

CRNI is the representative body for community based reuse, repair and recycling organisations in Ireland. Our vision is an Ireland where the word ‘Waste’ doesn’t exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources. Our aim is to provide a range of practical supports to our members, and to promote community based, sustainable waste management as a practical and effective way of tackling Ireland’s growing waste problem.

Culture Night

We are delighted to participate in Culture Night on the 23rd of September. Join a tour to find out what projects and technologies Tog works with. There will be demos of fabrication equipment such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and our CNC’s. During the night you can also try your hand at an electronics project with Arduino or Raspberry Pi or for something completely different learn some lock picking. Listen to brewers describe how they manage to create the perfect beer or the crafts group on their creations. Tog encapsulates all of the maker movement with its many facets but most of all it’s a movement that everyone can take part in.

Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm

EuroPython

EuroPython will take place at The Convention Centre Dublin from the 11 to 17 July 2022.

The oldest and longest running volunteer-led Python programming conference on the planet comes to The CCD for a face to face and online conference in July 2022. All to celebrate a shared passion for Python and its community!

A week of all things Python:

  • Monday & Tuesday, 11 & 12 July: Tutorials & Workshops
  • Wednesday–Friday, 13-15 July: Conference talks & sponsor exhibition
  • Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 July: Sprint

To book tickets visit https://ep2022.europython.eu/tickets

We are delighted to be taking part in the MakerFest section of EuroPython. A special area for all things MicroPython, embedded devices, wearables, and other funky hardware projects are a reality for Pythonistas. Making, exploring and sharing such cool stuff is what the MakerFest is all about. Find us on Thursday the 14th in the MakerFest zone.

“We need to start fixing stuff.”

Our own Jeffrey Roe was interviewed by Henry McKean for the Moncrieff show on Newstalk.

Irish consumers recycled a record number of electrical items last year, but WEEE, the country’s largest e-waste scheme, has warned that we need move to a more circular economy whereby we repair rather than recycle. But how easy is it to get a washing machine or toaster fixed? And is it worth your while? Henry McKean has been finding out.

Listen back to the interview on this podcast.

https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/highlights-from-moncrieff/we-need-to-start-fixing-stuff-henry-mckean

Lathe Class For Members

Some of our events and classes are members-only. Sadly this is due to insurance and class size capacity. Our recent Lathe skills workshop was one example. Below is Marcelo’s experience of taking the lathe skills workshop.

I found the training very interesting and complete.

We started the training by checking the safety matters. For example, we should always wear the glasses protector, or in case there is an emergency we can stop the machine safely, and also few other ways to deal with an emergency. Then, we talked about the variety of materials we can use for shaping and the kind of tools we have at TOG for using with the machine.


After everybody was trained, we individually tested our skills using the machine on David’s support. At the end of the course everybody had their doubts clarified, and as soon as David answered everyone, we concluded the training.

I had never had an experience with a lathe before, now I know the complexity of using it, and David explained very well with many details about many tools we can use with the machine and how we can manage that.

I hope I can use the lathe in my next projects 🙂

Consider joining and supporting the space by becoming a member to gain access to these restricted events.