November Mini Hackathon

Come and join us for a Mini Hackathon on Saturday 18th November in Blackpitts. The space will be open from 10:00 until very late. This event is free to attend for both members and visitors alike. You can come any time during the day, from 10:00 onwards. Have a quick look around or stay the whole day. Whatever works for you.

What is a Mini Hackathon? Well it’s like all of our regular open evenings rolled into one and then some more. It’s an excuse to drop in and make/break/create/tinker/hack anything. Brewing, Electronics, Baking, Crafting, Wikipedia editing, Coding…. all these and more. Whatever you can think of! Theres already talk of people doing strange things with air compressors and sand. Want to know more…. well you’ll have to come in and find out.

TOG members have a great sense of priority and because you can’t hack on an empty stomach, we’ll be starting with breakfast. The kettle will be on at 10:00 and we’ll provide all of the basics in our kitchen for breakfast. If you want something fancy for breakfast… bring it in!

Suitably fed and watered, the fun will begin. If you don’t fancy getting your hands dirty…. well drop in anyway. Have a cuppa and see whats going on. Get some ideas and have a look around the space.

Saturday 18th also happens to be our regular Open Social day, so the space will actually stay open sometime into the small hours of Sunday morning 19th. We have parking available. Hope to see you there.

*** Please Note: You must be 18 Years or older to take part in this event ***


Next (just under) two weeks in Tog

Hi all, sorry for the delay on this post, I was kidnapped by a banshee and only just escaped.

Monday October 30th – Coding Group Night and Lockpicking were held as usual on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Wednesday November 1st – Crafts Night, Sewing and Art, and Cyber Security are on tonight from 19:00 sharp. All welcome!
Monday November 6th – Electronics/Microcontroller night is on from 19:00, with an Electronic Breadboard workshop taking place.
Thursday November 9th – Phreakshow will be held at Tog from 19:00.

See you there!

Students to contact space station as it passes over Cork, using Amateur Radio

Event is now over.

Watch the live recording on this link:

Note you may want to watch the entire show from the start including the music, animations and build up.

Students of Glanmire Community College will get to have a live Amateur Radio link up with the International Space Station as it passes over Cork.

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Wikipedia Editing Event: European Maker Week

TOG is holding a workshop on how to edit Wikipedia on 25 October 2017, from 7 to 9pm as part of European Maker Week.

Ever wondered how to get started editing Wikipedia? Come along and will get you adding to the world’s largest open collaborative knowledge project. All are welcome, no editing experience is necessary and the event is free, just turn up with a laptop to start editing.

Any level of Wikimedia/Wikipedia editing experience is welcome. This is not a formal workshop, but an informal evening with an experienced Wikimedia editor on hand to help!

If Wikipedia isn’t to your taste, you can learn how to edit the huge linked database Wikidata, or add images to Wikimedia Commons.

The event starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Note the space will be members only before 7pm.

October Open Social

Another month has passed us by, which means it’s time for our regular Open Social evening again. This months Social will take place on Saturday 21st October from 19:00. 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. 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.

Our Open Socials are always free to attend for both 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 will be open from 19:00. Hope to see you there.



Late October in Tog

We have a busy two weeks coming up at Tog, in the lead up to Hallowe’en – come work on your costume at Crafts Night Monday 16th!

Monday October 16th – Coding Group Night and Lockpicking from 19:00 as usual. Cancelled due to Hurricane Ophelia.
Wednesday October 18th – Crafts Night, Sewing and Art, and Cyber Security night from 19:00 sharp. All welcome!
Thursday October 19th – Students from Tallaght Community School will get to speak directly to an Astronaut on board the ISS which will be live streamed on our YouTube page. Find out more details in our blog post.
Saturday October 21st – OpenStreetMap Ireland will be forming an official chapter from 10:00, and invite you to get involved. Find out more on their Facebook or website. Our Open Social is on from 19:00.
Monday October 23rd – Electronics/Microcontroller night is on from 19:00
Wednesday October 25th – our Wikipedia Editing Event is on from 19:00
Thursday October 26th – Phreakshow takes the stage again at Tog from 19:00 to 21:00

See you at some of our events.