Mechanical Keyboard Meetup

Get ready for an exciting gathering of mechanical keyboard aficionados at Tog Hackerspace on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, starting at 3 pm. Whether you’re a seasoned keyboard veteran or just dipping your toes into the world of mechanical switches, this meetup is for you!

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 20th, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 pm onwards
  • Twitter Handle: @tog_dublin
  • Address: Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 CF6V

If you would like to donate and support this meet up register through our Eventbrite page. Your generous donations will contribute to the success of future meetups and allow us to continue fostering a vibrant community of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. A ticket is not required but it helps us plan.

TOG Hackerspace Turns 15: A Decade and a Half of Community

Celebrate a decade and a half of community at TOG Hackerspace as we mark our 15th birthday on Saturday, January 27th, at 7 pm. From humble beginnings in a hotel gathering, TOG has blossomed into a thriving community in Dublin, now comfortably settled in Motor City behind Mr Price on Kylemore Road.

Over the past 15 years, our hackerspace has witnessed the birth of countless projects—3D printers humming away, locks deftly picked off bridges, lasers meticulously crafted, tools tirelessly employed, and an abundance of Club Mate consumed. And, let’s not forget the unique tradition of knitting electronics and the presence of ducks—lots and lots of ducks.

Join us for a special birthday edition of our Open Social night at our fourth and current space. The festivities promise not only cake but also mouth-watering pizza straight from our oven. Expect the unexpected as we have a few surprises up our sleeves, showcasing the incredible diversity of projects born within our community.

Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, we invite you to explore the wonders of our space in Motor City. We’ll gladly offer a grand tour, ensuring that something intriguing captures your interest. TOG is more than just a hackerspace; it’s a vibrant hub of creativity and innovation.

As we reflect on our journey so far, we invite you to join us in reminiscing about the projects we’ve accomplished and the exciting endeavours we have planned for the next 15 years. Pop in for a quick visit or stay the entire evening, soaking in the atmosphere of passion and collaboration.

Spread the word, bring your friends, and feel free to contribute to the festivities by bringing along beer, food, or your favourite gadgets. TOG is not just an event; it’s an experience, and we want you to be a part of it.

Whether you’re a seasoned maker or someone eager to learn, TOG welcomes you with open arms. Join us on this special night or at our regular free events, and discover the joy of hacking and making with both new and old technologies.

Don’t worry about parking; we’ve got plenty of free spaces available. Come celebrate with us, and let’s make this 15th birthday an unforgettable night of creativity, camaraderie, and shared memories!

Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam

Join us this Saturday at TOG Hackerspace for an exciting Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM – the perfect way to kick off the new year and beat those January blues!

Whether you’re into software, hardware, or electronics, this jam is for you. Dive into your projects or explore new ideas – our space is equipped with a wide array of electronic components, tools, and test gear at your disposal.

Don’t have a specific project in mind? No problem! Feel free to drop by, mingle with fellow enthusiasts, and discover the exciting things others are working on. Expect enthusiasts from our Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers course, focusing on the RP2040 microcontroller, to be there to share and collaborate. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of tea, coffee, and snacks available throughout the day. Best of all, it’s a free event, but we welcome donations to support TOG, our non-profit space.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this dynamic and creative gathering. See you at TOG Hackerspace this Saturday for an unforgettable Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam!

🕛 Date & Time: Saturday, January 6th, 2024 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

📍 Location: TOG Hackerspace

Unleash the Clicks: Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Returns!

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our Mechanical Keyboard Meetup, set to take place on Saturday, November 25th, at the vibrant Tog Hackerspace. Following the resounding success of our previous event, we’re gearing up for another afternoon of clickety-clack excitement, keyboard exploration, and community building.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 25th, 3 pm
  • Location: Tog Hackerspace
  • Address: Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 CF6V

What to Expect:

  1. Keyboard Showcase: Immerse yourself in the world of mechanical keyboards as enthusiasts showcase their prized setups. From custom builds to unique keycap designs, there’s something for every keyboard aficionado.
  2. Hands-On Experience: Bring your own keyboard or explore a variety of setups. Feel the switches, test the keycaps, and discover the artistry that goes into crafting these beloved typing companions.
  3. Knowledge Sharing: Engage in conversations with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the mechanical keyboard scene, there’s always something new to learn and share.

Why Attend:

  • Community Connection: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for mechanical keyboards. Forge new friendships and expand your network within the keyboard enthusiast community.
  • Learning Opportunities: Discover the latest trends, mods, and innovations in the world of mechanical keyboards. From switch preferences to DIY keyboard projects, there’s a wealth of knowledge to uncover.

How to Participate:

To secure your spot at this exciting event, register through our Eventbrite page. Your generous donations will contribute to the success of future meetups and allow us to continue fostering a vibrant community of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. A ticket is not required but it helps us plan.

Spread the Word:

Help us make this meetup even more spectacular by spreading the word! Share our event on social media, forums, and with anyone you think would love to join the mechanical keyboard extravaganza.

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Stay updated on all the latest details and sneak peeks leading up to the event by following us on Twitter.


Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of mechanical keyboards at the Tog Hackerspace Mechanical Keyboard Meetup! Let’s celebrate our shared passion, learn from each other, and make this gathering a memorable experience.

See you on November 25th for an afternoon of clicky keys, good vibes, and community camaraderie!

ChatGPT Hackathon

Are you curious about what ChatGPT is and what it can do?
Have you been looking for an opportunity to try out some applications with it?
Would you like to try out your own knowledge and share it with others in a fun and friendly environment?

Then why don’t you come round to the first ChatGPT AI hackathon being held in by Tog in Dublin on Saturday 18 November?

We will run a free event during the day from 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm for anyone to visit and make things with this accessible new technology.

The event will be open to of people of all backgrounds and abilities and no expertise ChatGPT and other AI technologies will be required.
Bring a laptop or other device to participate though!

The event will feature demonstrations on how to use Chat GPT, challenges for things to make with it and there will be show and tell and prizes for what people make at the end.

Just afterwards will be the famous Tog Open Social so you will be welcome to stay and socialise with other technology geeks over a pizza.

So please join us on Saturday the 18th of November from 2pm to 6:30 p.m. for the Chat GPT hackathon.

The event is free but let us know beforehand if you can so we can have an idea of numbers:

Lock Picking Without A Keyhole

One of our members came to lockpicking night with a problem. Their 1980s pride and joy motor had a passenger door locked. So easy to open? Well, there was also the problem that this door has no keyhole. Not wanting to break the lock and damage the car, the member took it to Conor the host of our lockpicking group night. After a little study and poking around with the mechanism, the door opened to many happy faces.

If you are interested in exploring the world of lockpicking, please drop by our bi-weekly Thursday night sessions.