Christmas Baubles 2019

We love spreading a bit of winter cheer in Tog. This year we have gone for a two-piece star design for our annual Christmas Baubles 2019.

Check out all the happy people below on twitter or a timelapse on how they are made.

Giant LED in Hackspace Magazine

Our own Robert Fitzsimons‘s Giant LED is in this month’s Hackspace magazine. You can download the magazine for free and check out Robert from page six. https://hackspace.raspberrypi.org/issues/26

You might have seen the LED in person in the past year at a few of our events. If you are interested in the R&D process of making project check out Robert’s youtube channel Part Fusion.

Santa Expert Lockpicker

Our on Conor Loney was on RTE news on Christmas eve to put the children of Ireland as ease. Conor reassured all that if you don’t have a chimney Sanda being an expert lockpicking will still get in to deliver gifts.

Kino Spraoi Nov 22-24 2019

Tog are delighted to host another film hackathon – the Irish kino kabaret, Kino Spraoi.

Over the weekend 22-24 November Tog will be teeming with directors, actors, scriptwriters, camera crew and more as we make as many films as we can over the weekend.
See some of the films made previously here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK6Sv6d38AEfvOLNVtAv6Vw
There are still a few spots remaining if you want to sign up. Whether you’re an interested amateur or an experienced professional, all are welcome.
Registration is here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VuwlggbBto1TjfSp2EZSKrdbDfUKclEbNs1AuZAt5Mo/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2eMsKyaSNaQym0VwuF1S5f-Me5OO-oBW7etNG3f8aoOCTFzw459IHBpIA&edit_requested=true

See you soon in Toggywood for the best pictures!

Pop-Up Repair Cafes

Clarie Downey, Executive with the Community Reuse Network Ireland, and our own Jeffrey Roe went on the Today with Sean O’Rourke show on RTE Radio One. Thet chatted about repair cafes and repair culture in Ireland. You can listen back via the link below.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/share/radio1/21654639

Tog Activities in November

It’s now November which means the start of Makevember. #Makevember is the making version of #Inktober, the idea is to challenge yourself to make something, if possible, every day in November and share your progress with your friends on social media. We love the idea to push yourself just to try your hand at making every day this month.

from #Makevember Poc’Kit leaflet by Nikolett Sulyok

In Tog, we are teaming up with Young Engineers (YES) – Engineers Ireland to host a night of lightning talks on Thursday the 14th of November from 7 pm. Each talk will last just 15 minutes where the speakers will talk about what they are passionate about. We will have a diverse range of topics with six speakers on the night. Please RSVP via Eventbrite to give us an idea of numbers by following this link. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/science-week-lightning-talks-tickets-79190556085

Electronics and Micro Controller Night: every other Monday aspiring and inspiring electronics wizards come together to create amazing things with LEDs, single-board microcontrollers, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s (well what IS the plural, then?) and other electronic gear. We have a room full of components and parts for beginners and experts alike, and there is a wealth of expertise available. This month we’re open Monday 4th and Monday 18rd November, 7 pm to 9 pm. Please bring your own laptop, we don’t have a supply.

CAD Night: Bring a project for the 3D printing machine (Prusa Mk 3) or our Lasersaur laser cutter, Krzysztof and Louise will show you how to solidify your ideas in plastic. Or wood. Every other Wednesday, November 13th, November 27th, from 7 pm to 9 pm, bring your own laptop.

Open Social: The Open Social is when we throw open our doors to anyone who wants to check out where these wonderful projects happen. This month’s event will be on Saturday 16st November, for members and non-members alike. Bring food or drink to share, or try our famous pizzas as baked in the equally famous pizza oven, weather permitting. From 7 pm onwards, until the last person leaves.

Craft Night: We have a profusion of materials and machines to cater for crafters and makers from novice to expert. Try your hand at embroidery, knitting, sewing, screen printing, woodwork, crochet, whatever takes your fancy. Our newest acquisition is a leather sewing machine – that’s a machine for sewing leather – which should be up and running soon. Same night as CAD night, Wednesday, November 13th and November 27th, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Lock Picking: Conor runs Lock Picking night, in which he demonstrates how to open a bewildering variety of padlocks, handcuffs, practice locks, bicycle locks, even the occasional car clamp – and passes these skills on for free. If you’re wondering how you’re going to free your bike when you’ve dropped the keys down the drain, come along. Mondays, on the 11th and 25th November, from 7 to 9 pm.

Coding: This runs on the same night as Lock Picking. If you’re looking for a space to work on your side project, bring your laptop and plug it in. We supply wifi and (some) expertise. Mondays, on the 11th and 25th November, from 7 to 9 pm.

Wikipedia Editing: Rebecca will show you how to edit the world’s biggest collaborative venture, the Wikipedia. Bring a laptop and add share your knowledge with the world, for pizza and the joy of knowledge. Monday 4th of November.

The Science Fiction Book Club: We are all interested in the Future, and every month the Science Fiction Book Club argues about what we are going to read next. But before that, we argue about what we have already read, and this month we are reading the Kassa Gambit by M. C. Planck. Lemon Cake is available. Wednesday, November 27th,