Birthday Celebrations

We have had great coverage of our 15th birthday celebrations. We had 50-plus people come and visit us on the night to help mark the occasion. You can check out our gallery for photos from the night.

First Up is a story in Silicon Republic covering what we have been up to over the last 15 years.

Next up we took to the airwaves for Dublin City FM’s Community Chats show.

You can also watch our own long-form video where we reflect on Tog in its current and former setting and talk a bit about what’s going on in our hackerspace.

We’d like to extend a big thank you to our member Morten Jakobsen for putting this video together. If you’d like to support him please give a follow on his socials. Links are on his website at

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.

Follow Us:

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:

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! πŸŽ‰

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. 🌍πŸ’ͺ

πŸ”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. 🌱

But that’s not all! πŸ› οΈβœ¨

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. πŸ’šπŸŒŸ

FOSSi: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Silicon

Are you interested in learning about integrated circuit (IC) design and fabrication but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) ecosystem! Join us for an exciting and informative talk where we’ll introduce you to the FOSSi ecosystem and how it can benefit electronics enthusiasts, students, and professionals alike.

If you missed this event it is now on youtube.


In this event, Thomas Pluck, a passionate FOSSi advocate, will guide you through the various aspects of the FOSSi ecosystem. He’ll provide an overview of the free and open source software (FOSS) tools available for IC design and simulation, including HDL simulators, synthesis tools, layout editors, and verification tools. You’ll learn about the community-driven approach to software development and the continuous support and updates available to FOSSi users.

Moreover, Thomas will highlight the educational resources and opportunities available through FOSSi, including online courses, webinars, and workshops. You’ll discover how FOSSi fosters innovation and collaboration through design contests and hackathons.

Finally, Thomas will discuss the affordability of IC design and fabrication through FOSSi. You’ll learn about the guidance and resources available for affordable fabrication options, enabling designers to bring their designs to life.

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