Visit To Fab Lab Limerick

The latest Fab Foundation Ireland network meeting took place in Fab Lab Limerick last weekend. The meeting is a chance for all the current fablabs and emerging labs to learn from each other by exchanging their experiences and learning. While there, we had a nice look around all the great equipment on offer in Limerick. 

Shopbot CNC

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Lovelace Space

A new makerspace is on the scene in Dublin, Lovelace Space. The space is named after Ada Lovelace, the mathematician, writer and world’s first computer programmer. The space is still in the planing stage but that is not stopping them from hosting their first event this weekend in the Black Sheep pub.  You can read about their cross stitch workshop on their website.

This new space joins a vibrant community of spaces and fablabs across this island. You can read about some of them in the links below.

https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Ireland

https://www.fablabs.io/labs?country=ie&locale=en

http://www.fablabni.com/

Will Knott In The National Finals of Famelab Ireland

Our very own Will Knott has made it into the national finals of Famelab Ireland after giving a very entertaining talk at the Cork heats. Famelab is a global science communication competition that brings people from all backgrounds to just 3 minutes to convey a scientific concept of their choice. 

Check out Will’s talk below about “how he destroyed a planet”.

 

See Will and all the other finalists on the Thursday 13 April, 6.30pm, in the Science Gallery Dublin.

Pizza Oven Rev 3

Back in our Chancery Lane days we made a very successful pizza oven. It became a regular feature of our monthly Open Socials. In late 2015 we moved to our fantastic new space in Blackpitts. One thing we don’t have in Blackpitts is our own dedicated outside yard. We can do things outside, but it is a shared car park so we can’t leave things out there. This means that we’ve had to build our oven every time and take it down again, for special occasions like our annual birthday party or summer post-Dublin Maker BBQ.

So its been on the to-do list for some time, to make a portable version that we can wheel in and out as required. We started the process yesterday to build a molded dome from lightweight concrete. There are lots of plans on line for this using a gym ball as a former. We’ll be working on it over the next few weeks. Drop in and have a look.

Changing the State of the Game – Literally

 

Schedule is as follows:

1. Presentation:

• Basic theory
• Select tools
• Select game (old classic), identify variables and control them
• Automate

2. Challenge:

• Identify different variable and control it.

What will you need:

• laptop
• VM with Win OS guest (XP and above)

Free tickets @ Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/changing-the-state-of-the-game-literally-tickets-32203226718

TOG February Open Social

This month’s Open Social evening takes place on Saturday 18th February at 7PM.

If you’ve never been to our Social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. Come in and look around. If you’ve never been in before, we’ll give you the grand tour of the space. Talk to members and visitors about projects or things you’d like to do. Ask about our our new brew room and photography darkroom that we’re getting ready to build. If you like what you see, ask about joining as a full member.

Hopefully there’ll be, caint, ceol agus craic as usual. The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning. The evening is free to attend for members and visitors alike. No need to book…. just turn up. You can drop in for 10 minutes, or stay the whole night. We have parking available. Bring beer, food, gadgets! Our doors are open from 7PM. Hope to see you there.

https://www.tog.ie/
https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
https://twitter.com/TOG_Dublin
https://www.facebook.com/togdublin