Barry at IrishDev.com has been kind enough to offer TOG a chance to show ourselves at the Irish Software Show Epicenter by offering us a stand so we can make people more informed about hackerspaces in Ireland. So between the 24th – 28th of August we will have a stand in the Hamilton Building in Trinity College (location), run by TOG members answering any question people may have about hackerspaces.
To coincide with this Rob have started on the first big project in the hackerspace and we are welcoming others to help. Given that we have a nice group of people within TOG interested in software and playing with LED’s he are starting to build a 8x8x32 LED cube (thats 2048 LED’s!!!!) that can programmed to display an interesting array of patterns and images. Software to make this structure do wonderful things will also be created in the future as a future show-case for the kind of things that can be done in hackerspaces.
We will also have Mousebots and a demo of the SpokePOV in action on the day. If you have any projects that you have completed, that show the type of thing us hackers like to do, get in contact as it would be great to show people the great things that can be done in a hackerspace when we can put our minds to something.
David from Robots.ie has set Wednesday the 24th of June as the first meeting of the Irish Robotics Club to be held in the Science Gallery between 7-8pm in Studio 2 upstairs. It will be mainly geared around stirring interest in the club and getting everyone together and hopefully make the club a success.
TOG has a place to call home, we have just signed the lease on 3-room office space on Arran Quay. There will be plenty of space for everyone as we start to grow. It’s about 550 square foot with a bathroom and a shower. Soon we’ll start to distribute keys to full members and get people settled