Category Archives: Space

Students to contact space station as it passes over Cork, using Amateur Radio

Event is now over. Watch the live recording on this link: Note you may want to watch the entire show from the start including the music, animations and build up. Students of Glanmire Community College will get to have a live Amateur Radio link up with the International Space Station as it passes over Cork.

Live Amateur Radio Link up with International Space Station

There will be a live video stream on youtube on Thursday 19th October at 12:30pm Irish time (11:30 UTC) here:   Event over now. Recording here:    

Italian Astronaut to launch into space this week, then talk to Irish students from the space station

TOG members have been busy helping to organise a school contact using Amateur Radio between two schools and the International Space Station as it passes over Ireland. The event is organised as part of ARISS, which is a working group that helps schedule live link ups using Amateur Radio Equipment on board the ISS. While […]

Lathe Surgery….update

This is a tale of going to TOG to do one thing, but ending up doing something completely different. The intention was to write some code to talk to some electronic hardware. Actuality was taking the lathe apart. You can’t get more different than that. One of our members reported that the lathe was unusually […]

First cuts with TOG’s DIY CNC router

A few months ago we’ve mentioned a DIY build of a CNC router. The project turned out to be more complicated than we anticipated. The steel-based construction is not very forgiving, and the large size of the machine doesn’t help. Still, due to all the help from many members we managed to overcome a number […]

Space Upgrade September 2016

We are always doing upgrades and improvements in our space.  Below are some of our latest.   We have added in extraction systems in each of our toilets. We have disabled the urinal and changed the toilets to be gender neutral.   More desks. We have added a new desk near our lathe and another one […]