Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam

Join us this Saturday at TOG Hackerspace for an exciting Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM – the perfect way to kick off the new year and beat those January blues!

Whether you’re into software, hardware, or electronics, this jam is for you. Dive into your projects or explore new ideas – our space is equipped with a wide array of electronic components, tools, and test gear at your disposal.

Don’t have a specific project in mind? No problem! Feel free to drop by, mingle with fellow enthusiasts, and discover the exciting things others are working on. Expect enthusiasts from our Digital Systems Design Using Microcontrollers course, focusing on the RP2040 microcontroller, to be there to share and collaborate. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of tea, coffee, and snacks available throughout the day. Best of all, it’s a free event, but we welcome donations to support TOG, our non-profit space.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of this dynamic and creative gathering. See you at TOG Hackerspace this Saturday for an unforgettable Software / Hardware / Electronics Jam!

πŸ•› Date & Time: Saturday, January 6th, 2024 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

πŸ“ Location: TOG Hackerspace

Keypad Memory Game

A call went out this festive period on the Irish Makers Unite discord server, looking for interest in participating in a Secret Santa project. Our own Jeffrey Roe decided to take part and this is blog post about his build.

The rules of the project were simple: the gift had to be made by the maker. I received a small blurb about the maker I was creating for. They asked for a desk toy. Due to other commitments, I left myself with only two days for the build, so all the parts would need to be from what I have at home or in the hackerspace.

I have a love of making interactive games for science and maker events, but in the past, they tended to be big things that would no way fit on a desk. I decided to build a memory game using a keypad that has been in my parts bin for over five years β€”an old matrix keypad that I got free at some long-forgotten event.

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Laser-Cut Delights: Tog Hackerspace’s Unique Christmas Creations

As Christmas approaches, the festive spirit is alive and well at Tog Hackerspace. Embracing the joy of creation, we extend the warmth of the season to all our friends by sharing handcrafted(by robots) Christmas decorations. This year marks a special milestone for our space – we’re turning 15 next month, and we owe our longevity to the incredible support from our members and the wider community.

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A Toy Repair to Save Christmas

A member of the public contacted us about a toy repair. Unfortunately, they could not make it to one of our Repair Cafes. We don’t normally take on repairs outside of our events but this one tugged at our heartstrings.

This bear has huge sentimental value to the owner and their wish was to pass it on to her niece allowing the next generation to enjoy it. The bear was originally gifted by a now-deceased grandfather and enjoyed many happy years with the owner.

Disaster stuck with the electronic teddy bear with its arm becoming dislodged. With nowhere offering to repair the bear, all was lost until the owner came across a Repair Cafe event.

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Tog Hackerspace Receives Community Recognition Award

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you allβ€”Tog Hackerspace has been honoured with the prestigious Community Recognition Award by the Dublin City Public Participation Network (PPN). This remarkable achievement coincides with our upcoming fifteenth birthday celebration next month, marking a significant milestone in our collective journey.

A Community Beyond Workshop Walls

Tog Hackerspace has always aimed to be more than just a shared workshop; it is a dynamic and supportive community. This award serves as a heartfelt acknowledgement of the commitment and passion demonstrated by each member and supporter who has played a role in making Tog Hackerspace a thriving hub for creativity, collaboration, and community spirit.

Connecting with Dublin’s Community: The Dublin City PPN

The Dublin City PPN acts as a crucial bridge, connecting Dublin City Council with community, voluntary, social inclusion, and environmental groups. Comprising 800-1,000 groups actively working to enhance the well-being of the city, the PPN plays a pivotal role in recognizing and celebrating organizations like ours that contribute to the community’s betterment.

Gratitude to Our Community Builders

As we reflect on the past 15 years, our deepest gratitude goes out to every member and supporter who has gone above and beyond, contributing time and effort to a diverse array of outreach activities and events. Your dedication has been instrumental in shaping Tog Hackerspace into the vibrant community it is today.

A Celebration of 15 Years and Beyond

This award is a celebration of each one of you who has been a part of the Tog Hackerspace journey. Together, we have not only created a space for innovation and collaboration but have also actively worked to make Dublin a better place.

Thank You, Tog Hackerspace Community!

This award is a testament to the collective efforts of our community. Thank you, Tog Hackerspace members and supporters, for making this recognition possible. Here’s to 15 years of innovation, community, and countless more milestones ahead!

Unleash the Clicks: Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Returns!

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our Mechanical Keyboard Meetup, set to take place on Saturday, November 25th, at the vibrant Tog Hackerspace. Following the resounding success of our previous event, we’re gearing up for another afternoon of clickety-clack excitement, keyboard exploration, and community building.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 25th, 3 pm
  • Location: Tog Hackerspace
  • Address: Unit 1B Motor City, Kylemore Road, Dublin 12, D12 CF6V

What to Expect:

  1. Keyboard Showcase: Immerse yourself in the world of mechanical keyboards as enthusiasts showcase their prized setups. From custom builds to unique keycap designs, there’s something for every keyboard aficionado.
  2. Hands-On Experience: Bring your own keyboard or explore a variety of setups. Feel the switches, test the keycaps, and discover the artistry that goes into crafting these beloved typing companions.
  3. Knowledge Sharing: Engage in conversations with fellow enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the mechanical keyboard scene, there’s always something new to learn and share.

Why Attend:

  • Community Connection: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for mechanical keyboards. Forge new friendships and expand your network within the keyboard enthusiast community.
  • Learning Opportunities: Discover the latest trends, mods, and innovations in the world of mechanical keyboards. From switch preferences to DIY keyboard projects, there’s a wealth of knowledge to uncover.

How to Participate:

To secure your spot at this exciting event, register through our Eventbrite page. Your generous donations will contribute to the success of future meetups and allow us to continue fostering a vibrant community of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. A ticket is not required but it helps us plan.

Spread the Word:

Help us make this meetup even more spectacular by spreading the word! Share our event on social media, forums, and with anyone you think would love to join the mechanical keyboard extravaganza.

Follow Us:

Stay updated on all the latest details and sneak peeks leading up to the event by following us on Twitter.


Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of mechanical keyboards at the Tog Hackerspace Mechanical Keyboard Meetup! Let’s celebrate our shared passion, learn from each other, and make this gathering a memorable experience.

See you on November 25th for an afternoon of clicky keys, good vibes, and community camaraderie!