Tog @ Worldcon

The 77th world science fiction convention is taking place in Dublin from August 15th to 19th . Worldcon is an annual gathering for fans of speculative fiction, science fiction and fantasy.

We will have a Fan Table at the event in the Dublin Convention Center. We hope to meet lots of SciFi fans and showcase some project and demos.

48-hr Film Challenge

Want to make a film in 48hrs?

Writers, directors, actors, DOPs, all filmmaking enthusiasts are welcome to join us and get yourself on a team for the 48hr filmmaking challenge taking place on the 9th, 10th & 11th of August

This is a great opportunity if you want to try out filmmaking and don’t know where to start. All skill levels welcome.

We will meet and form teams on Friday 9th of August at 7pm and Teams will get together over the weekend and shoot. The screening will be 7pm on Sunday the 11th of August.

Tog @ Dublin Comic Con

DCC is a pop-culture/fandom event ideal as a family day out or a fan nerd out! Covering everything from movies/tv shows to comics, cosplay and gaming! Whether you are coming to find rare collectables, meet some Hollywood actors and local artists, have your portfolio reviews by industry professionals or simply cosplay..we will have something to keep you entertained.

Taking place on the 10th/11th of August in the Dublin Convention Centre.

We will be showcasing a range of projects and activities including mould making, casting, wearables electronics and laser cut models.

Tickets for this event can be found at https://www.dublincomiccon.com/

Polarisation Box

A few weeks ago we ran Ealaín Solas (Light Art) a workshop where visitors got to learn about polarisation and made their own polarisation box. It was a great workshop with lots of good feedback. People loved their little boxes. With Dublin Maker only a few weeks away Jeffrey decided to make a scaled-up version.

The box follows the same design as the one created by the phablabs project. Two polarizer sheets, one being static and the other mounted on a turntable that can spin around. In this model, the turntable comes from a lazy susan. A device used for cake displays.

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Wood-turning for beginners, with Tom Murphy

Come and learn how to turn wood on a lathe with Master Turner, Tom Murphy:

My name is Tom Murphy and I am a wood turner in Dublin. I started turning wood about 4 years ago and discovered I have a talent for it!

In Irish wood turning you are allowed to enter novice competitions for your first 3 years. In my first year, and again in my third year, I won the National Championships and in my guild I won Master Turner of the Year in my first year. (The first time a novice has ever won it)

It should also by a bit of fun and I will tell you the stories of drunkenness, intrigue and high speed death machines while we work!

This demonstration is aimed at absolute beginners with zero knowledge and intended to introduce you to the wonderful (and addictive) world of wood-turning. No prior experience is required.

It should also by a bit of fun and I will tell you the stories of drunkenness, intrigue and high speed death machines while we work!

Tom Murphy

*** You must be 18 years of age or older to take part in this
workshop. Please do not book places for children ***

Date: Saturday 17-08-2019 from 12:30 to 2pm
Cost: Free but booking required with the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woodturning-for-beginners-with-tom-murphy-tickets-65364293361

Dublin Maker 2019

Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community-run event, which will be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 in Merrion Square, Dublin. Dublin Maker takes the form of a “show and tell” experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, will have an opportunity to showcase their creations at individual booths in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

It has an eclectic mix of makers, high tech robots, jellyfish experiments, homemade looms, laser cutters and lots more. At Dublin Maker, we will have a range of new projects and old favourites. Fully addressable full colour LED cube, Polarisation art, DIY Air quality sensors, Handmade boat models and our crowd-pleaser Skull Radio.

For a full list of makers check out http://www.dublinmaker.ie/makers-2019/