Hackerspaces Talks

Over the past two weeks member’s of TOG have been giving talks on creating Hackerspaces around Ireland .

On the Saturday February 27th , members from TOG gave a talk to Skynet in University of Limerick.The talk was part of  day of talks orgained by Skynet and Ubuntu-ie.

On Wednesday 10th of March , a member gave a talk on Hackerspaces in general and TOG in Dublin City University. This talk was part of a week long series of events called techweek.

The notes from the UL talk are available  here.

The sides from the DCU talk are available here.

St. Patrick’s day Hackathon

There is no better day for being Irish than the 17th of March ,  St. Patrick’s day. We at TOG in Dublin , Ireland , think the best way for us to celebrate the day is to host a special edition of the hackathon.

For this one day hackathon we looking for people to do any projects relating to Ireland, being Irish , have the colour green in them or a bit of Guinness.

Some of the stuff we will be up to. Designing/building a big LED shamrock. Painting everything green. Trying to catch some leprecons. And anything else we think of after a few Guinness.

So all other hackerspaces, join us and be Irish for a day.

Electronics Workshop with Mitch Altman and Jimmie P Rodgers

TOG in association with the Irish Robotics Club will be hosting an Electronics Workshop by Mitch Altman and Jimmie P Rodgers in the Science Galley on the 23rd of March.  Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places. Also Mitch is a co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace. Mitch travels all over the world sharing his knowledge and love of microcontrollers and soldering. Some of you might not know this, but on a trip to 25c3 some of the founding members of TOG learned to solder for the first time with Mitch’s help. It was this trip that gave the spark to start TOG. If you look closely at the image on the right you might recognise some of them.

Workshop Description:

This will be a hands on workshop expert instruction by Mitch Altman and Jimmie P Rodgers in Soldering. There will be plenty of cool kits available to build (and take home) on the night.


  • TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!)
  • Brain Machine (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
  • LEDcube (cool cube of blinky lights!)
  • Mignonette Game (play fun games!)
  • Trippy RGB Waves (interactive colored blinky lights!)
  • MiniPOV (more cool blinky lights!)
  • MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)
  • and for the more advanced: Microcontroller programmers, Arduino clones and more.


Instruction is free.
There is a materials fee for this workshop.


Tickets are now Sold Out.

Tickets are available via the Science Galley website



Tuesday 23rd of March.
18:00 – 21:00.


In the Science Gallery,Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

See map.

No electronics skills required. Workshop open to ALL.

March Hackathon

TOG members are preparing for another hackathon over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of March.

So what will happend? Well it’s up to you to decide. At last months hackathon participants experimented with 3D Scanning, Lilypad’s/sewing, soldering, microcontrollers, robotics, all night hacking, drinking and pizza. This month will be more of the same or add your favorite project.

Your not a member and would like to join us during the hackathon? Sure that’s not a problem, contact us through the website, mailing list or irc and let is know when you’ll be around and what your intrested in working on.