SoCircular

We’re exhibiting at #SoCircular on the 5th of October, an event to celebrate Dublin’s #social and #circular economy ecosystem and culture. Come down and check out our stall! We want to meet people and tell them about community repair and running Repair Cafés.

SoCircular is an event to celebrate Dublin’s social and circular economy ecosystem and culture. It will:

  • Highlight supports, resources and support organisations that can help business become more sustainable
  • Feature 4 panel discussions on key social / circular economy themes as part of a summit
  • Showcase 50 local social enterprises and circular enterprises and their products and services in an extensive trade expo
  • Provide networking opportunities during the networking reception and expo
  • Celebrate through social and circular themed arts and cultural performances

The event aims to help transform Dublin by: highlighting and celebrating the social and circular economy ecosystem and associated culture, encouraging people, businesses, organisations and government departments to buy from and support local social and circular enterprises, promoting supports to help enterprises adopt circular / sustainability approaches, and through providing a forum for conversation, insights and ideas on developing a SoCircular Dublin.

For more information and to register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/socircular-tickets-394948841617

Maker Night – Work on 3D projects using laser cutter, 3D Printer at TOG

We are kicking off a new public group night in Tog. Maker Night.

Do you like to make things? Would you like to use 3D software, lasercutter and 3D printing to help you make your idea?

TOG has an open evening to learn how CAD software and 3D fabrication tools can help you make your project.

All you need to take part is your own laptop and some ideas on what you want to make.

This is not a taught class, more like an informal working group of self-directed makers.

We will be happy to help you explore how to use our 3D tools in designing and making your project whether you are a crafter, designer, engineer or hobbyist.

Come and have a look at the tools in our space and get some ideas on how your project can be made.

We will kick off tonight from 7 pm and then every second Wednesday going forward.
Join our meetup page to stay informed of our upcoming events.

https://www.meetup.com/tog-dublin-hackerspace

Electronic “Build-It” Workshop – Line Following Robot

We are hosting an electronic “Build-It” workshop in TOG on Saturday 15th October from 16:00 – 19:00. Many visitors to TOG tell us that they would like to get started with electronics, soldering or assembly, but they are unsure how to do so. This workshop will help. You get to build (and keep) an electronic kit.

The kit that we have chosen is a line-follower robot car. It will follow a black line or any line where there is reasonable contrast. You can see a video of the kit in action, from our previous workshop below.

The kit comes as a complete set of mechanical and electronic parts including a bare circuit board. You do all the electronic assembly and soldering as well as the mechanical assembly. If you’ve never built an electronics kit or soldered it before, then this workshop is ideal for you. We’ll show you everything that you need to know. No previous experience in electronics, soldering or kit assembly is needed.

We’ll explain the circuit and how it works too. All tools and equipment are provided. The workshop will take up to 3 hours, which is plenty of time. All proceeds from this event go to support TOG. We have 7 places available.

Book your place with the following link.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/electronic-build-it-workshop-line-follow-robot-tickets-427577885967

This workshop will be led by Gary, our host of Monday electronics night.

Joined The Community Resources Network Ireland

We have joined the Community Resources Network Ireland. We hope to learn from our fellow members and share our knowledge of community repair cafés.

https://crni.ie/

CRNI is the representative body for community based reuse, repair and recycling organisations in Ireland. Our vision is an Ireland where the word ‘Waste’ doesn’t exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources. Our aim is to provide a range of practical supports to our members, and to promote community based, sustainable waste management as a practical and effective way of tackling Ireland’s growing waste problem.

STEM for Sustainable Future (ESF)

It was great to welcome a group from Croatia on a site visit to the space last week. The project is called STEM for Sustainable Future (ESF). An exchange of ideas and practises in both directions. Always fun to talk about our space’s approach to informal education.

Plus it’s always fun to hang out with our friends Radiona / Zagreb Makerspace. We even got the crew from Irish Makers Podcast to turn up. Filming a special episode on making in Croatia with Deborah HusticGoran Mahovlić & Jeffrey Roe making great contributions with host Nathan Wheeler & Vicky Twomey-Lee on 🎥

Balbriggan Mini Maker Day

The Our Balbriggan Loves Learning festival will take place from April 19-30 and will explore a range of learning and upskilling opportunities. As part of the festival, there will be a Balbriggan Mini Maker Day on Saturday 23rd from 10 am till 5 pm in Balbriggan Library, Saint George’s Square, Balbriggan, CO. Dublin. K32 TW27.

The day is open to visitors both young and old for a day of family-friendly workshops and maker showcases. On the day there will be a mix of workshops suitable for all ages, from coding and game crafting to lego making and LED art.

There will be an abundance of activities for small kids and big kids too. An exciting show and tell area where Makers will showcase their crafts and you’ll discover the art of making.

Tog will be on hand to showcase what our makers get up to including homemade satellite receives, IOT air quality sensors and metalwork. Drop by our stand and say hello.

For more information about the event please visit.

https://balbriggan.ie/mini-maker-day/

Update Check out our photos from the day.

https://www.tog.ie/gallery/nggallery/all/balbriggan-mini-maker-day-22