The summer is here and we have just scheduled a night of great talks to give you all sorts of inspiration. We hope to welcome you on Wednesday the 2nd of June from 7 pm streaming on our Youtube channel. We will have talks about CNC wood carver, the game of life on blockchain and the Irish Monopoly board to life on Wikipedia. The talks will be followed by a live Q&A. Check out the talks below.
Talk Title: Building a portable Mostly-Printed CNC robotic wood carver Project Description: Home-built CNC for Makerspace Workshops. I used the Prusa MK3S+ to print many of the parts for my new CNC machine. It has a usable carving volume of 470x300x60mm, and a 1.5kW water-cooled spindle. I am following the hackable design at V1Engineering.com called MPCNC – Primo.I have recently carved my first works of art with it and it exceeds my expectations with its speed and accuracy. I plan to bring it to makerspaces around Ireland to give CNC/CAD classes, as soon as it becomes feasible again. Speaker: Prof. Steve M. Potter Bio: Neuroengineer, teacher, writer, and maker. Links: Maker website: https://stevempotter.tech Links: Research website: https://potterlab.gatech.edu Links: https://twitter.com/stevempotter
Talk Title: Bringing the Irish Monopoly board to life on Wikipedia Project Description: In collaboration with other Wikipedia editors, and inspired by a similar project on the London Monopoly board, I have been working on the articles relating to the streets and places mentioned on the original 1973 Irish edition Monopoly board. Not only has it been the perfect lockdown project, but a great way to learn more about Dublin. Speaker: Rebecca O’Neill Bio: I am a crafter and general magpie who is the Project Coordinator for Wikimedia Community Ireland, the local affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. I also love museums, cats, books, architecture, art, and history – not necessarily in that order. Links:www.wikimedia.ie Links:https://twitter.com/restlesscurator Links:twitch.tv/Smirkybec Link to the Monopoly board:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ritchie333/Irish_Monopoly
Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino – organized directly by the community, or by the Arduino team. It brings people together “online” to share their experiences and learn more about the open-source platform.
We are hosting a 2 hour live stream with a mix of demos, introduction lessons and contributions from our community.
We will kick things off at 11 am on Saturday the 27th of March on our Youtube channel. The event will be unconference style. We have the topics already (listed below) and would like to open the event to hear from you our community to talk about your projects. Drop us an email to present your project.
We are back and hosting a new live stream on Tuesday the 9 th of February from 7 pm. Tune into our Youtube channel to see makers showcase their projects in short 15-minute talks followed by a live Q&A. Check out the projects below.
Project Title: Conversion of Victorian Clothes Mangle to Printing press Project Description: I’ll be talking through the process of converting a cast-Iron clothes mangle into a printing press for printing etchings, relief prints and letterpress. I’ll be giving a quick demo of my press in action and showing some work I’ve made on my press along and some experiments I’ve tried with 3D printed printing plates and some upgrades I’d like to make on the press in the future Speaker: Louise Nolan. Bio: I’m a multidisciplinary designer, artist and educator Links:Twitter. Instagram, LinkedIn
Project Title: Handtooled leather bookmarks Project Description: Join Crafty Nathan as he makes leather boom marks from scratch, hand-tooled dyed, stained and sealed. All the simple steps in making a leather product. This talk will be great for beginners who want to start in the hobby or just a fun project to enjoy! Speaker: Nathan Wheeler. Links:linktr.ee
Project Title: Fail it till you make it. Project Description: A wander around the idea of failure and our occasionally poor relationship with it, from the perspective of a wood turner. Bio: Tom Murphy is an occasional wood turner. He has competed and won several awards nationally and locally. His tear cure cancer and he writes his own bios. Speaker: Tom Murphy Links:Twitter
Our event will be hosted by our own CEO Jeffrey. Be sure to put any questions you have for our speakers in the Youtube chat.
So, as promised we are going to start SANS Holiday Hack Challenge Redo run by Counter Hack Team. We will start with the latest 2020 challenge . You will need a valid email to create user account, which is instant. You can start straight away on your own or watch a couple helpful videos.
The first video that I would like talk about, it’s Ed Skoudis 2020 Hack Challenge Intro. Video is a great overview of this year challenge.
Second video is aimed at Hack Challenge first timers, it’s walk through the login page and the starting interface.
For the last five years I was getting more and more anxious the closer it was till the end of the year. Why so? The answer is very simple – the SANS Hack Challenge (https://holidayhackchallenge.com/2020/index.html) run online by Counter Hack Team (https://www.counterhack.com/expert-pen-testers). I have learnt plenty and had an immeasurable amount of fun while solving hacking challenges. This winter I found myself helping others with their tasks by giving hints and I discovered that I have learnt even more. The best part was seeing others to grow and to learn how to beat the tasks.
Unfortunately, SANS hack challenge is only once a year and I didn’t always managed to find enough spare time to solve all the puzzles. Luckily, there is a way to fix that.
So, this year to celebrate 12th birthday of Tog, there will be a pleasant surprise. A walk through a past SANS Holiday Challenges. We will start on the 23rd of January, all info will be posted online. So, keep an eye on our website and reserve time between 5 pm and 7 pm on the day to join the discussion on a dedicated Discord channel https://discord.gg/322Kw4bkQK.
We are delighted to be taking part in Science Week now in its 25th year. We always like to take part in these national weeks to promote science and education. We have lined up of talks for you on Thursday the 12th of November from 7 pm streaming on our Youtube channel. This year we are teaming up with the Young Engineers Society to bring you a night of interesting lightning talks.
Project Title: Tell me more about the fungus under the kitchen table… Project Description: After seeing an ad on twitter for a box of grow your own oyster mushrooms, Tríona is now the proud owner of a box of oyster mushrooms. Not liking mushrooms, she thought growing mushrooms would be the most interesting part of the project, but then Jeffrey asked her to talk about them for Science Week… Speaker: Dr. Tríona O’Connell. Twitter.
Project Title: DIY Solar Install Project Description: In an effort to make an office unit more environmentally friendly Christian will detail his DIY Solar Install. This 4.7 KW install faced a number of challenges refitting an ageing office unit, setting up a power management system while all on a budget. Speaker: Christian Kortenhorst. Twitter.
Project Title: IoT Weather Station Project Description: Weather is the most talked about topic. This project aims for these chats to be more informed by having very localized weather data. This DIY IoT weather station talk will go over how to install your very own weather station and share your local data. Speaker: Jeffrey Roe. Twitter.
There are lots of Science Week events happening all over the country you can find more of them listed here -> https://www.sfi.ie/events/