Film Your Favourite Tool

Would you like to learn how to make videos?

Would you like to see more instructional videos on how to use various tools correctly?

Then let’s make them!

In this workshop, we will bring our favourite tool (and some material to use it with) and learn how to make a video that demonstrates and explains it in action for others.

In this way will build up a video library for tool demonstration and a video-making skills base for our maker community.

We will use our phones to film, edit and publish the videos.

Bring a tripod (just a cheap one from Tiger or a discount store will do) if you can.

By default, we will use TikTok as the app to make our videos with, although participants can use other methods/apps that they prefer (for example video editing apps such as VN and Capcut are free and available on both apple and android phones).

So what do you need to bring?

A tool (and material to use it with) and a phone (perhaps with a tripod so you can film it hands few) and an app such as TikTok installed on it.

Bring a script of what you want to say about your tool and how it works if it helps you.

You will make a short 1-2 minute video about the tool and how it’s used that can go up on tog’s wiki and video channel so others can get an idea of how to use it.

We’ll also run through the basics of making a video with TikTok too.

You can choose whether or not to publish the video you create, so don’t worry about making mistakes or being on camera.

It will be a relaxed workshop that is open to anyone of any video skill level.

There will be a €5 donation suggested for non-members to tog for use of the space, due to tog being a member-funded community space.

See you Sunday 16 October 4-6 pm in Tog!

Octocon 2022

Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of our favourite stories from books, comics, TV, films and games; from science fiction, fantasy, horror and beyond; attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence. Octocon is going hybrid this year taking part online and in Croke Park on the 15-16 October 2022.

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s programme. On Saturday we are hosting a lockpicking session.

As soon as the lock was invented, so was the way to get past it for rogues who need to get through the door at the last minute or hackers breaking into the server room to save the world. TOG, Dublin’s Hackerspace, brings their free lockpicking class to Octocon. Learn about physical security and protective technology, and how to defeat them.

No sign-up required – drop in any time while the workshop is on.

On Sunday we will have a fan table for all attendees who might have questions about what can be done in a maker space and learn about our community. Buy ticket for the event with the link below.

Vegan Halloween Food Making & Video Demo

Would you like to learn how to film your maker projects better, in order to show them to the world via social media?

Would you like to learn to make some tasty vegan treats – with a Halloween theme for this time of year?

Well, we have the workshop for you!

We will demonstrate for you want then you will make two tasty vegan treats for Halloween: Eyeball brigadeiros and carved stuffed pepper Jack-o-lanterns.

Along the way, you will learn how to capture and record the process by video using your mobile phone.

Whether you are making a micro-controller or a micro-snack, publishing and promoting short videos in order to show the world your innovations and creativity are very necessary for Makers today.

So by the end of the workshop, you will have two tasty treats you made yourself and two cool videos that you can publish on social media if you choose.

The only thing you need to bring is a mobile phone with the TikTok app installed and set up.

We will bring and prepare the food for you to use beforehand.

There will be a €10 charge for the workshop to cover the cost of the food and use of the space, and a €5 extra charge for non-tog members to contribute to this member-funded makerspace.

So see you there: Sunday 9th October, 4-6 pm in Tog Hackerspace.

No booking is required.


Check out some snaps from the event

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:

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.