🛠️ Repair Café Success: A Thriving Community of Sustainability 🛠️

Last Sunday’s Repair Café was a smashing hit, and we couldn’t be prouder of the incredible turnout and enthusiasm from the community! With 27 diverse items seeking a second chance, the event was an exciting mix of lamps, toasters, sewing machines, clothing, radios, and even drones – a true testament to the power of repair and resourcefulness.

🔧 19 Items Restored, A Brighter Future Ahead:
Thanks to the unwavering dedication of our skilled volunteers, 19 items were successfully fixed and reunited with their owners. Witnessing these items head home, ready to serve their purpose for many more years to come, filled us with immense joy. Each repair was a small but impactful step towards a more sustainable world.

🛠️ Encouraging Future Fixes:
For the 5 items that required spare parts beyond our current stock, we encouraged their owners to join us at our next Repair Café at Dublin Maker in Richmond Barracks on the 2nd of September. We’ll be thrilled to assist them in installing the new parts, ensuring their beloved belongings are given the attention they deserve.

💔 A Farewell to 3 Items:
While it’s disheartening to bid farewell to 3 items that have reached their end of life, we remain optimistic about their impact on recycling efforts. We ensure these items will be responsibly recycled, contributing to the circular economy and minimizing waste.

🌟 Dublin Maker: The Next Repair Café Stop 🌟
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Repair Café at Dublin Maker in Richmond Barracks on the 2nd of September! We’re eager to welcome old friends and new faces as we continue our journey of promoting sustainability, resourcefulness, and the joy of repair.

Thank you to each and every one of you who made the last Repair Café an extraordinary success. Your passion for sustainability and community engagement drives us forward. Together, let’s create a greener, more resilient future, one repair at a time!

Stay tuned for more updates, and we can’t wait to see you at Dublin Maker in September! 🛠️🌱

Tog At Dublin Comic Con Summer 2023

Dublin Comic Con returns to the Convention Centre Dublin on August 12th and 13th. We will be there for the summer edition. This is Ireland’s leading pop culture event. An event for the whole family. Covering everything from movies/tv shows to comics, cosplay and gaming!

We will have a fan table on both days. We are excited to showcase some cosplays that were built by our members. New sample projects to give everyone an idea of what can be built in our space. Please drop by and say hello.

You can find out more about the event via the following link.


We had lots of fun back at the spring edition you can check out some snaps in our gallery.

Repair Cafe July

Do you have broken items at-home – clothes, small appliances, toys, electronics?

No need to throw them away!
Save your things from the landfill and your wallet from having to replace them.

Bring them to our repair café and learn how to fix them together with our volunteers. We have tools, materials, space to work on your item, and repair experts who will help you with your repair.

A repair cafe is a community gathering place where people can bring their broken items, such as appliances, clothing, bicycles, or electronics, to be repaired by skilled volunteers for free. The idea behind repair cafes is to promote sustainability and reduce waste by encouraging people to repair and reuse their belongings instead of throwing them away.

At a repair cafe, visitors can learn how to repair their items themselves or watch and learn from the volunteers. Repair cafes also offer a social atmosphere where people can connect with others who share their interest in repairing, reducing waste, and promoting sustainability.

Our passionate team of skilled volunteers will be on hand to help you fix everything from electronics and appliances to furniture and clothing, all while sharing valuable repair skills and promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

At our Repair Café , you can:

  • Learn essential repair techniques from our expert makers and volunteers
  • Discover the joy of fixing things and reducing waste in a collaborative, community-focused environment
  • Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about sustainability and the maker movement

So grab your broken treasures and join us for a day of mending, learning, and connection at Tog Hackerspace Repair Café. Together, we can build a more sustainable future and celebrate the power of repair!

Tog members will be on hand to show you around the space – come and enjoy a tea or coffee and a tour while you wait!

If we can’t fix your items, we will do our best to make suggestions on where to get spare parts or the best recycling options for you to continue your journey of repair.

What objects can you bring in?

  • Clothes and accessories
  • Toys
  • Small electrical appliances and electronics
  • Small furniture
    … and many other things!
    Safety (PAT) testing for electrical devices will be available.

Where? – TOG, Unit 1B Motor City
Kylemore Road, Dublin 12

When? – Sunday July 30th, 11 am – 4 pm
Admission is free – all are welcome!

If you would like to be a fixer, drop us an email.

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Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam

We’re holding a general software, hardware and electronics jam in TOG Hackerspace on Saturday 15th July from 11:00am.

Drop in anytime during the day and work on anything you fancy. We have lots of electronic components, tools and test gear that you can use. Expect some of the people attending our regular Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers course to be there working on the RP2040 microcontroller.

If you’re not working on anything particular, feel free to just drop in and see what others are up to. There’ll be lots of tea, coffee, and snacks on the go. This is a free event. Donations to TOG, which is a non-profit space, are welcome.

This event will run into our regular Open Social from 7pm that same day. You are welcome to stick around after 7.

DIY Electric Vehicle Meetup

Calling all DIY enthusiasts! Are you searching for an exhilarating and wallet-friendly project that promotes eco-friendliness? Look no further than converting your very own electric vehicle (EV)!

Embrace the philosophy of “reduce, reuse, recycle” for your personal transportation.

Picture that beloved car from your youth, revamped into an EV. Or envision a compact and low-maintenance runaround that’s affordable to operate.

Join a community of passionate bike, car, and motorbike tinkerers who have embarked on the journey of converting their vehicles to electric power.

Date: Saturday, August 26th Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

This casual meetup is the perfect occasion to discuss, explore, and inquire about the EV conversion process. Bring the entire family along, as this event is child-friendly. Reserve your tickets below and get ready for an inspiring afternoon.

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Rock Your Circuits: Electronics Jam

Join us for a free and fun-filled electronics, hardware, and software session at Tog Hackerspace on Saturday, June 24th, from 11 am to 6 pm!

This informal event is all about embracing your passion for tinkering, exploring, and completing projects at your own pace. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and work on your own personal projects.

We’ll also be diving into the labs from the Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers course, focusing on C++ projects utilizing the Raspberry Pi Pico. It’s a fantastic chance to expand your skills, gain hands-on experience, and exchange knowledge with fellow enthusiasts.

Don’t have a specific project in mind? No problem! You’re still welcome to drop by, hang out, and enjoy a tour of Tog Hackerspace. Discover ongoing projects, get inspired, and learn something new.

And of course, what’s a gathering without refreshments? We’ll have plenty of tea, coffee, and biscuits to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

So, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 24th, and head over to Tog Hackerspace. This event is completely free, so there’s no reason to miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect, create, and have a fantastic time. We can’t wait to see you there!