Tog Hackerspace Receives Community Recognition Award

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you allโ€”Tog Hackerspace has been honoured with the prestigious Community Recognition Award by the Dublin City Public Participation Network (PPN). This remarkable achievement coincides with our upcoming fifteenth birthday celebration next month, marking a significant milestone in our collective journey.

A Community Beyond Workshop Walls

Tog Hackerspace has always aimed to be more than just a shared workshop; it is a dynamic and supportive community. This award serves as a heartfelt acknowledgement of the commitment and passion demonstrated by each member and supporter who has played a role in making Tog Hackerspace a thriving hub for creativity, collaboration, and community spirit.

Connecting with Dublin’s Community: The Dublin City PPN

The Dublin City PPN acts as a crucial bridge, connecting Dublin City Council with community, voluntary, social inclusion, and environmental groups. Comprising 800-1,000 groups actively working to enhance the well-being of the city, the PPN plays a pivotal role in recognizing and celebrating organizations like ours that contribute to the community’s betterment.

Gratitude to Our Community Builders

As we reflect on the past 15 years, our deepest gratitude goes out to every member and supporter who has gone above and beyond, contributing time and effort to a diverse array of outreach activities and events. Your dedication has been instrumental in shaping Tog Hackerspace into the vibrant community it is today.

A Celebration of 15 Years and Beyond

This award is a celebration of each one of you who has been a part of the Tog Hackerspace journey. Together, we have not only created a space for innovation and collaboration but have also actively worked to make Dublin a better place.

Thank You, Tog Hackerspace Community!

This award is a testament to the collective efforts of our community. Thank you, Tog Hackerspace members and supporters, for making this recognition possible. Here’s to 15 years of innovation, community, and countless more milestones ahead!

Repair Cafe On RTE One

Our collaboration with Make Create Innovate & Fingal Makerspace was covered on a show called “Heated” RTE One on Thursday, November 16th. You can watch it back on the RTE player episode four.

“This episode looks into the potential of repair cafรฉs – community gathering places where people can bring their broken items, such as appliances, clothing, bicycles, or electronics, to be repaired by skilled volunteers for free, thereby promoting sustainability and reducing waste by encouraging people to repair and reuse their belongings instead of throwing them away.”

It was great to have so many of our members featured and showcase what Repair Cafes are and the benefits they bring to the wider community.

Season’s Geekings! The Techie Charity Quiz

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ November 30th, 2023 ๐Ÿ“ Workday, Kings Building, 152-155 Church St, Arran Quay, Dublin 7, D07 A0TN

๐Ÿ™Œ Season’s Geekings, the Irish Techie Charity Quiz is back! We are delighted to be joining in with this great event as a community partner. This quiz brings together lots of community groups for a fun evening while also raising funds for great causes.

So, gather up your friends and book your place now. The event is free but you must book a place via the following link.

Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station

Are you fascinated by space and want to learn how to receive data from satellites and weather probes? Join us in this TinyGS Station Workshop where you’ll build and program your ground station and antenna to receive data from space. This hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop is perfect for anyone interested in radio, electronics, IOT, antenna design, and space exploration.

About TinyGS: TinyGS is an open community-run network of Ground Stations distributed around the world to receive and operate LoRa satellites, weather probes and other flying objects, using cheap and versatile modules. With a TinyGS ground station, you can receive data from a variety of sources, such as CubeSats.

What You’ll Learn: During the workshop, you’ll learn how to build and program a TinyGS ground station and a quarter-wave ground plane antenna. No prior experience is required, and we’ll provide all the necessary materials, tools, and equipment to guide you through the process.

Materials Provided: All necessary materials, tools, and equipment will be provided for the workshop, including a quarter-wave ground plane antenna kit, a TinyGS base station kit, and a USB cable. You don’t need to bring anything except a WiFi device(computer or phone) configure and create a Telegram account. At the end of the workshop, you’ll take home your very own TinyGS ground station and antenna. You’ll be able to use your ground station to receive data from satellites and other flying objects and explore the fascinating world of space and radio. If you have any questions or want to continue learning after the workshop, we’re here to help.

Morning Session – Sold Out

Date: Sunday 12th of November 11am to 1pm

Location: Tog Hackerspace, Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 CF6V

Cost: โ‚ฌ80 plus fees. Profit from ticket sales goes to fund Tog.

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Afternoon Session

Date: Sunday 12th of November 2pm to 4pm

Location: Tog Hackerspace, Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 CF6V

Cost: โ‚ฌ80 plus fees. Profit from ticket sales goes to fund Tog.

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This event is to coincide with Science Week which runs from 12-19 of November. Events are happening all over the country. Visit for more.

Interview On Newstalk Radio

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news. Our very own member, Jeffrey Roe, took the airwaves by storm this morning on Newstalk Radio’s Breakfast show! ๐ŸŽ‰

Jeffrey’s passion for sustainability and his dedication to combatting e-waste was front and centre during his interview. He discussed how Tog Hackerspace is making a real impact by hosting Repair Cafes in our community. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ”Š You can catch Jeffrey’s insightful interview starting at the 33-minute mark in the radio clip linked below:

We invite you to fast forward to 33 minutes into the broadcast to hear about the incredible work we are doing at Tog Hackerspace to promote a more sustainable future. ๐ŸŒฑ

But that’s not all! ๐Ÿ› ๏ธโœจ

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Repair Cafe, where you can join us in person to learn, share, and repair together. Our next event is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Repair Cafe at Fingal Makerspace Saturday 21st October

Thank you for your continued support as we work to reduce e-waste and make a positive impact on our environment. Together, we can create a brighter, more sustainable future. ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒŸ