Cork Carnival of Science

We will be in Cork in June this year \o/.

The Cork Carnival of Science at Fitzgerald Park features non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, garden games, street cuisine and a packed line-up of live demonstrations, big top science shows, hands-on workshops and entertainment.

  • Fitzgerald Park, Cork
  • June 10th & 11th – 11 am till 5 pm

We will be showing a range of interactive games and projects that highlights what can be created in a maker space. Find us on Discover Drive.

Our own Jeffrey Roe will be giving a workshop while we are in Cork. Our friends in Benchspace are hosting a Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station workshop.

Repair Cafe at Fingal Makerspace

We are teaming up with Fingal Makerspace and Make Create Innovate to host a repair cafe in Blanchardstown. The aim is to bring together skilled volunteers and community members who want to repair their broken household items.

Our passionate team of skilled volunteers will be on hand to help you fix everything from electronics and appliances to furniture and clothing, all while sharing valuable repair skills and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

At our Repair Café , you can:

  • Learn essential repair techniques from our expert makers and volunteers
  • Discover the joy of fixing things and reducing waste in a collaborative, community-focused environment
  • Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about sustainability and the maker movement

So grab your broken treasures and join us for a day of mending, learning, and connection at Fingal Makerspace Repair Café. Together, we can build a more sustainable future and celebrate the power of repair!

Date: Sat 17th June Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Fingal Makerspace, 1st Floor, Blanchardstown Library, Dublin 15

Book your place now.

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Security BSides Dublin

BSides Dublin is an annual information security conference organized by a community of volunteers in Dublin, Ireland. The conference provides a platform for information security professionals to share their knowledge and experiences in a collaborative and informal setting. Attendees can expect to hear from experts in the field, participate in hands-on workshops, and network with like-minded individuals. The conference covers a wide range of topics such as cryptography, network security, and ethical hacking.

Security BSides Dublin 2023 at The Convention Centre Dublin, (Date: 27 May 2023)

Tog is delighted to return as a community sponsor this year. We will be showcasing lockpicking to all visitors and what the space has to offer. To find out more about the visit

Learn Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers with Raspberry Pi Pico at Tog

Join us at Tog to learn about microcontroller design and implementation using the Raspberry Pi Pico from Cornell University by following their Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers. The course is perfect for intermediate coders who want to take their skills to the next level.

During this course, we’ll be watching lecture videos together and discussing the content in person. We’ll be scheduling one lecture every two weeks on Monday evenings, starting with the first four lectures. After that, we’ll discuss as a group if we’re ready to proceed with the next four lectures. With 28 lectures in total, there’s plenty of material to explore and learn from.

At Tog, we provide a welcoming environment for learning and collaborating. Our fully equipped electronics lab has lots of components and test gear, and we’ll have tea, coffee, and snacks available to keep you energized throughout the course.

Please note that this is a 3rd level university course, so it may not be suitable for absolute beginners. However, if you’re interested in learning and willing to put in the effort, this course could be a great opportunity for you to develop your skills.

To participate in the course, you’ll need to bring your own laptop and Raspberry Pi Pico. Donations to Tog are welcome but not required.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or visit our website for more information. We look forward to seeing you at Tog!


Monday 24/04/23 7 pm – Lecture 1: Course Introduction
Monday 08/05/23 7:15 pm – Lecture 2: Hardware/software overview
Monday 22/05/23 7:15 pm – Lecture 3: Timers, timer interrupts, SPI
Monday 19/06/23 7:15 pm – Lecture 4: Direct Digital Synthesis

Repair Cafe April

Do you have broken items at-home – clothes, small appliances, toys, electronics?

No need to throw them away!
Save your things from the landfill and your wallet from having to replace them.

Bring them to our repair café and learn how to fix them together with our volunteers. We have tools, materials, space to work on your item, and repair experts who will help you with your repair.

A repair cafe is a community gathering place where people can bring their broken items, such as appliances, clothing, bicycles, or electronics, to be repaired by skilled volunteers for free. The idea behind repair cafes is to promote sustainability and reduce waste by encouraging people to repair and reuse their belongings instead of throwing them away.

At a repair cafe, visitors can learn how to repair their items themselves or watch and learn from the volunteers. Repair cafes also offer a social atmosphere where people can connect with others who share their interest in repairing, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability.

Tog members will be on hand to show you around the space – come and enjoy a tea or coffee and a tour while you wait!

What objects can you bring in?

  • Clothes and accessories
  • Toys
  • Small electrical appliances and electronics
  • Small furniture
    … and many other things!
    Safety (PAT) testing for electrical devices will be available.

Where? – TOG, Unit 1B Motor City
Kylemore Road, Dublin 12

When? – Sunday April 23rd, 11 am – 4 pm
Admission is free – all are welcome!

If you would like to be a fixer, drop us an email.

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