We’re exhibiting at #SoCircular on the 5th of October, an event to celebrate Dublin’s #social and #circular economy ecosystem and culture. Come down and check out our stall! We want to meet people and tell them about community repair and running Repair Cafés.
SoCircular is an event to celebrate Dublin’s social and circular economy ecosystem and culture. It will:
Highlight supports, resources and support organisations that can help business become more sustainable
Feature 4 panel discussions on key social / circular economy themes as part of a summit
Showcase 50 local social enterprises and circular enterprises and their products and services in an extensive trade expo
Provide networking opportunities during the networking reception and expo
Celebrate through social and circular themed arts and cultural performances
The event aims to help transform Dublin by: highlighting and celebrating the social and circular economy ecosystem and associated culture, encouraging people, businesses, organisations and government departments to buy from and support local social and circular enterprises, promoting supports to help enterprises adopt circular / sustainability approaches, and through providing a forum for conversation, insights and ideas on developing a SoCircular Dublin.
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.
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.
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.
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.