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.

https://www.meetup.com/tog-dublin-hackerspace

Electronic “Build-It” Workshop – Line Following Robot

We are hosting an electronic “Build-It” workshop in TOG on Saturday 15th October from 16:00 – 19:00. Many visitors to TOG tell us that they would like to get started with electronics, soldering or assembly, but they are unsure how to do so. This workshop will help. You get to build (and keep) an electronic kit.

The kit that we have chosen is a line-follower robot car. It will follow a black line or any line where there is reasonable contrast. You can see a video of the kit in action, from our previous workshop below.

The kit comes as a complete set of mechanical and electronic parts including a bare circuit board. You do all the electronic assembly and soldering as well as the mechanical assembly. If you’ve never built an electronics kit or soldered it before, then this workshop is ideal for you. We’ll show you everything that you need to know. No previous experience in electronics, soldering or kit assembly is needed.

We’ll explain the circuit and how it works too. All tools and equipment are provided. The workshop will take up to 3 hours, which is plenty of time. All proceeds from this event go to support TOG. We have 7 places available.

Book your place with the following link.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/electronic-build-it-workshop-line-follow-robot-tickets-427577885967

This workshop will be led by Gary, our host of Monday electronics night.

No previous skills are required. We will teach you how to solder and electronic theory and have fun along the way.

Joined The Community Resources Network Ireland

We have joined the Community Resources Network Ireland. We hope to learn from our fellow members and share our knowledge of community repair cafés.

https://crni.ie/

CRNI is the representative body for community based reuse, repair and recycling organisations in Ireland. Our vision is an Ireland where the word ‘Waste’ doesn’t exist and where our entire community benefits from the social, environmental and economic value of all reusable resources. Our aim is to provide a range of practical supports to our members, and to promote community based, sustainable waste management as a practical and effective way of tackling Ireland’s growing waste problem.

October Repair Café

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.

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!

What objects can you bring in?

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

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

When? – Sunday October 2nd, 11 am – 4 pm
Admission free – all are welcome!

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

Check out the types of things we fixed at our last event.

This event is part of Ireland’s National Reuse Month. This October is all about reuse. Its valuing our stuff, by using and reusing it for as long and as often as possible. This avoids the need to extract raw materials, manufacture and distribute new stuff, and avoids waste thereby cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions.

For more events visit https://www.mywaste.ie/reuse-month/

Building a TinyGS Station Workshop

Space is fun. Receiving data from space is even better.

TinyGS is an open community-run network of Ground Stations distributed around the world to receive and operate LoRa satellites, weather probes and other flying objects, using cheap and versatile modules. https://tinygs.com/

This hands-on workshop will cover building, programming and setting up your own TinyGS station.

Participants will build their very own quarter-wave ground plane antenna, and base station to take home. All they have to do is plug the box into a USB charger.

This workshop is perfect if you want to get started building your first antenna and get started in the world of radio.

No amateur radio license is required to operate the station, only if you wish to send data to space.

TinyGS workshop at EMFcamp

Event Date: Saturday 17th September 16:00 – 18:00

Event Cost: €50 plus Eventbrite fees

Max Eight Participants

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/building-a-tinygs-station-tickets-410608209207

Participants are required to bring a WiFi device like a phone or laptop to configure and a Telegram account.

This workshop is facilitated by our own Jeffrey Roe and with help from Gary.

You can read more about the building a TinyGS project on our blog https://www.tog.ie/2022/02/building-a-tinygs-station/

All visitors are welcome to stay at the event of the workshop for Tog’s Open social night https://www.meetup.com/tog-dublin-hackerspace/events/286494552/

Culture Night

We are delighted to participate in Culture Night on the 23rd of September. Join a tour to find out what projects and technologies Tog works with. There will be demos of fabrication equipment such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, and our CNC’s. During the night you can also try your hand at an electronics project with Arduino or Raspberry Pi or for something completely different learn some lock picking. Listen to brewers describe how they manage to create the perfect beer or the crafts group on their creations. Tog encapsulates all of the maker movement with its many facets but most of all it’s a movement that everyone can take part in.

Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm