Second Life For Solar Panels

We were fortunate enough to receive a generous donation of small solar panels from UTS Technologies LTD, thanks to their commitment to embracing the principles of the circular economy. As ardent supporters of reuse, repair, and sustainable practices, we were thrilled to learn that these solar panels, instead of being discarded, were seeking a second life in a community that could truly benefit from them.

Our admiration goes out to UTS Technologies LTD for their forward-thinking approach to seeking out organizations like ours. By repurposing these solar panels, we will embark on numerous exciting projects in the days to come. Their potential is immense, and we are excited to explore the myriad possibilities they offer.

Together, we are forging a path towards a more sustainable future, one that embraces the power of reuse and reinforces the importance of environmental stewardship. Let us continue to inspire others and champion the cause of sustainability through the power of collaboration and innovation.

Hello from Cornell University

A few weeks ago, we started a new event in the space on Monday evenings. This was to follow the Designing with Microcontroller course, ECE4760, from Cornell University. The course is run by Hunter Adams. We got off to a great start with our first two lectures, with up to 18 people attending and great enthusiasm.

Imagine our surprise and amazement when we were contacted by no less than Hunter himself! Hunter was delighted to know that we were following his course.

It’s incredible that such high-quality material is placed online and is free to use. You can follow the course material yourself at your own time and pace. We decided to run the course as a scheduled event, however, to set a pace and to put a bit of mild pressure on ourselves. We plan to run some jams in the space over the coming weeks and months to allow the participants to work together on the course in-person. Now that we are being watched by the lecturer himself, we better keep going! Keep an eye on our schedule and you are welcome to join us on Monday evenings.

Cork Carnival of Science

We will be in Cork in June this year \o/.

The Cork Carnival of Science at Fitzgerald Park features non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, garden games, street cuisine and a packed line-up of live demonstrations, big top science shows, hands-on workshops and entertainment.

  • Fitzgerald Park, Cork
  • June 10th & 11th – 11 am till 5 pm

We will be showing a range of interactive games and projects that highlights what can be created in a maker space. Find us on Discover Drive.

Our own Jeffrey Roe will be giving a workshop while we are in Cork. Our friends in Benchspace are hosting a Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station workshop.

Repair Cafe at Fingal Makerspace

We are teaming up with Fingal Makerspace and Make Create Innovate to host a repair cafe in Blanchardstown. The aim is to bring together skilled volunteers and community members who want to repair their broken household items.

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 Fingal Makerspace Repair Café. Together, we can build a more sustainable future and celebrate the power of repair!

Date: Sat 17th June Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Fingal Makerspace, 1st Floor, Blanchardstown Library, Dublin 15

Book your place now.

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Security BSides Dublin

BSides Dublin is an annual information security conference organized by a community of volunteers in Dublin, Ireland. The conference provides a platform for information security professionals to share their knowledge and experiences in a collaborative and informal setting. Attendees can expect to hear from experts in the field, participate in hands-on workshops, and network with like-minded individuals. The conference covers a wide range of topics such as cryptography, network security, and ethical hacking.

Security BSides Dublin 2023 at The Convention Centre Dublin, (Date: 27 May 2023)

Tog is delighted to return as a community sponsor this year. We will be showcasing lockpicking to all visitors and what the space has to offer. To find out more about the visit