Electro-Sewing Workshop; update

Hello again! The Electro-Sewing Workshop was last night in tog, and again, I think we all had a good time! Personally I had a great evening and was delighted at how quickly everyone picked it up. Even with having to listening to me waffle aimlessly to a slide-deck for a while, by the end of the night we had amassed quite a beautiful bouquet of LED flowers!

Attendees at the electro-sewing workshop sitting around a table

A bouquet of electro-flowers made at the workshop

As yet there aren’t any more workshops planned, but as interest was high I’ll be seeing if there is a more complex electro-sewing project to move on to, or maybe even a Lilypad Arduino class. Ooh, I am looking forward to see what my lovely students go on to create!

Electronic “Build-It” Workshop

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Join us at TOG for an afternoon electronic “build-it” workshop. This is a quick introduction to electronics. Participants get to build and take home a small electronic kit, which we’ve chosen as a good basic introductory kit. The workshop is suitable for beginners to electronics. If you’ve never built an electronics kit or soldered before, then this workshop is ideal for you. We’ll show you everything that you need to know.

We like this particular kit very much, and we think that it will provide you with great fun and mischief. To make it a bit more interesting, we’d prefer not to tell you what the kit is, but if you really want to know, contact us or sign up and we’ll tell you…. only if you promise to keep it to yourself!

In addition to building the kit, we’ll explain how the circuit works and you can test it with various electronic test equipment that we have at TOG. We’ll show you how to do that too.

The cost of this workshop is 30 euro and you can pay on the day. The workshop takes place at TOG on the afternoon of Saturday 5th November at 3PM. We should be finished by 5:30PM. You can sign up using the form below. That same evening we hold our regular open social event. You’re welcome to stick around for that, meet the other TOG’gers and visitors. As usual with our open socials, hang out, bring beer, food, gadgets etc!

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Hand-Sewing Workshop; update

Hey all, I’m not long home from the Basic Hand-Sewing Workshop, and just wanted to say how much fun I had, how great it was to meet such good students, and to throw up a picture of their handiwork (that I’m very proud of)! They came in unable to sew (mostly) and left with finished (mostly), functional bags!

The drawstring bags made by the workshop attendees

Some workshop attendees sitting around a table

Next up is the Eletro-Sewing Workshop, where we’ll get to put our new found sewing skills to good use!

Workshop: Electro-sewing

We would like to invite you to Tog’s first ever electronic sewing workshop! As a simple first project, we will be making nice looking flowers with a LED centre.

We’ll be working with silver conductive thread (instead of wire), and creating a small circuit to power the LED (small light) from a coin-cell battery. The circuit will be hidden in the body of the felt flower, and the whole lot attached through a clip. You will get your choice of fabric and LED colours, so you can make something you could actually wear 🙂

If you’re interested in attending, ideally you already know how to hand sew (if not how come you missed our previous hand-sewing workshop!), but if not we’ll do our best to show you enough to complete the project on the day.

When: Friday, October 21st, from 7pm to 9pm
Cost: €5 for non-members, free for members (all materials provided on the day)

Space being very limited, please sign up using the form below the break. and we’re full-up now! If you’d like to contact us about similar events in the future please feel free to use the form below.

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Darklight Festival

We will be hosting a unique 2 day hardware hacking area at the upcoming darklight festival. We will be showcasing a wide range of projects created by our members . LED displays, Rubens Tube, e-clothing and pin hole photography.
Over the weekend drop by and learn how to capture images with our homemade pin hole cameras. Be  amazed at the printing of 3D objects with our Makerbot. Be flashy by  making one of our LED badges. Be thrilled by the heat of our infamous  Ruben’s tube.

Darklight takes place from Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 October in the The Factory, Barrow St. Tickets are available via the darklight website from €10.

Workshop: Basic Hand-Sewing

There are many reasons you might need to learn how to sew. Maybe you’ve noticed that it’s only a month until Hallowe’en and you need to get started on a costume. Maybe you need to work on costumes for a short film or play you’re a part of. Maybe your favourite top has ripped, or popped a button, and you need to fix it. Or maybe it’s part of a greater plan to learn how to make and fit your own clothes (and so freeing yourself from the shackles of fashion trends).

Well, now’s your chance. We’re running a basic hand-sewing workshop; Tuesday, October 11th, from 7pm to 10pm, in TOG. We really will be covering the basics, from threading your needle, to finishing with a knot. You’ll learn straight-stitch, back-stitch, and overcasting. Then we’ll work on a little project so you can practice your new found skills.

Full disclosure; I’m not an expert, but I can help you get started if you need it. This class is most definitely for beginners, if you’ve sewn before you will be bored.

There are only 6 places, to make sure everyone gets enough attention, so sign up sooner rather than later! It is free, if you bring your own materials. If you don’t have any materials some can be obtained for you, for cost. Meaning, for €10 you’ll get pins, needles, thread, and assorted other useful bits and bobs you’ll need to sew that you get to keep.

Cost: Free! If you bring your own supplies. Otherwise supplies can be bought for €10.
Materials: Pack of hand-sewing needles, needle threader, wheel of pins, thread, etc.

Date: Tuesday, 11th October.
Time: Between 7pm and 10pm.
Place: TOG space. See: http://www.tog.ie/location/

So if you’d like to attend please use the form below. And if you’ll need to buy materials, please make sure to mention it!