Category Archives: Project

Line Following Robots

We recently ran a Electronic “Build-It” Workshop. We have twelve build a line following robot. The little robot was an all analog device,  not an arduino insight. Check out the photos from the workshop in our gallery and the video below of them inaction. Join our mailing list to keep upto date with our workshops over […]

Featured on Hackaday : Taming A Variac With A Thermistor

We are delighted to have one of our member’s projects featured on Hackaday,   TAMING A VARIAC WITH A THERMISTOR The folks at TOG, Dublin Hackerspace, have a large variac. A variac is a useful device for testing some fault conditions with AC mains powered equipment, it allows an operator to dial in any AC output […]

Project – Green Screen in Tog

There is now a green screen on the wall in the back. Please feel free to use it.                     It’s basically some sheets of plastic, painted with matt green paint that was lying around in the space. It has been tested with a Samsung Galaxy Note […]

Fixing the Variac

Actually there was nothing wrong with it. It didn’t really need “fixing”. A variac is a kind of variable AC transformer. They are very useful for testing AC loads because they can give a variable output voltage usually from 0 up to some value. This particular one can output from 0 to 250V and supply […]

Washing Machine = Patio Heater

Take the TOG test by selecting the correct answer. Q: Your washing machine dies and you get a new one. What do you do with the old one? 1. When your new one is delivered, let the delivery crew take the old one away. 2. Take the old one to your local WEEE recycling centre. […]

Hard Disk Fun

Having some fun with old hard disks…. by taking them apart of course 🙂 Pics here. There’s some interesting parts inside. Some fantastically strong magnets and an air core coil are used to position the heads. Stepper motors are long gone from hard drives! Might try some wireless charging experiments with the coil. The platters […]