Tog Sign Repair

Back in 2014 Christian Kortenhorst laser cut a Tog sign and put some awesome LED’s in it. Check out the build video on our youtube channel. We have used the sign over the years in our spaces and taken to so many events. Unfortunately, it has taken a bit of a bashing over the years with the front panel coming loose. Plugging in the wrong power supply final saw it die.

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Science Fiction Book Club

Tog has a monthly Science Fiction Bookclub. They meet once a month and currently virtually via discord. In the past, we have read books like Hothouse, Nemesis and The Fifth Head of Cerberus to name just a few. The club has had it’s exciting over the years with authors turning up to take about their own book and the strangeness of the members developing a love for lemon flavoured cake.

When it comes to picking a book we have three guiding rules.

  • Must be under 400 pages(±10%)
  • Must not be in a series
  • Must not have a dragon on the cover.

This month they are reading “Blind Lake” by Robert Charles Wilson. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday 7th of October from 7pm .

For more information via our meetup page -> https://www.meetup.com/Tog-Dublin-Hackerspace/events/qfrbsrybcnblc/

Project – Weather Station

As we are all a bit obsessed with data these days, check out this project by our member Jeffrey Roe. A weather station to capture up local conditions. The kit is from dfrobot.com. It comes with an anemometer, wind vane, rain bucket and temperature and humidity sensor.

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Dublin Maker Podcast

https://dublinmaker.buzzsprout.com/

The team behind the Dublin Maker festival have launched a podcast. Season one is out fully now. We are delighted to have three of our members interviewed over the course of the season.

Listen back to the whole season on https://dublinmaker.buzzsprout.com/ or anywhere you get your podcasts.

Our Open Social is back… Virtually on 15th August, 7pm

Because of COVID, we can’t hold our regular open social but we have a solution. We have a virtual place to meet. All you need is a browser (firefox is best) and an internet connection. This works on Computers and smartphones.

Jon the Open Social Now!

Mozilla Hubs is an experimental, VR-friendly platform and a tool for communicating and collaborating privately, and allows you to connect with people and bring in resources from around the internet for meetings and virtual events.

Link to join the meeting!

Let’s meet and talk about projects we are workong on or would like to work on. Or share some cool new tech or nice craft projects you found.

Raspberry Pi outdoor Camera

The project is to create an outdoor stop motion camera that can be powered over one cable and we can connect to remotely to monitor building site.

  • Shopping list:
  • Raspberry Pi 3 or 3. I bought Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
  • MakerHawk Raspberry Pi Camera IR Fisheye Wide-angle 150-160 Degree 5MP OV5647 Webcam Automatically Switching between Day-Vision and Night-Vision Shooing Mode for Raspberry Pi 2B/ 2B+/3B/3B+/4B
  • Active PoE Splitter Adapter Power Over Ethernet 48V to 12V
  • POE switch 48V (already had)
  • 6.2″x3.5″x2.5″(158mmx90mmx64mm) ABS Junction Box Universal Project Enclosure w PC Transparent Cover
  • Nylon Cable Gland with Locknut
  • CAT5 cable (internal or external)
  • AmazonBasics Circular Polarizer Filter – 77 mm

Software we are running on on Pi is Raspberry and the image capture is imgcomp by Matthias-Wandel https://github.com/Matthias-Wandel/imgcomp (very easy and well documented how to setup)

Things left to do:
Mount camera on off stands so camera is closer to camera filter.
Setup backup fo images nightly to google drive (rclone) https://rclone.org/