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.

Live Amateur Radio Link up with International Space Station

There will be a live video stream on youtube on Thursday 19th October at 12:30pm Irish time (11:30 UTC) here:


Event over now.

Recording here:



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Phreakshow: Mobile Phone Filmmaking sessions in TOG!



A hackers delight since the 60s, and a ‘disruptive’ element of most topics today.

So we’re happy to start another regular night in Tog: Mobile Phone Filmmaking.


Mobile Filmmaking and Mobile Journalism (shortened to MOJO) refers to: filming, editing and publishing stories from your phone.

Thats what we plan to learn and practice with this nite at Tog.



The main thing you’ll need for it is a camera phone; tho of course you can bring and use other devices too.

We will teach some techniques (the night will be open to everyone, from total beginners to experienced filmmakers) and practice others … and team up for demonstrations and competitions as we go along too!


The main editing app we will use is called Kinemaster which allows you to edit your clips together; its free and works on iphone & android.


Some of the online communities we’ll take inspiration from are those that sprung up around vine, snapchat and other platforms… there’s some compilations out there to get an idea of what they are about.


There are Irish groups such as the Dublin Filmmakers Collective and MOJOCon which might be of interest.


What are some of the techniques we’ll learn?
A simple one is the 5-shot sequence for capturing actions:


There are plenty of MOJO tutorials you can find online, here’s one example.


Being able to make and tell stories that you film from your phone has lots of applications: hackers & makers might want to show off their latest invention, or do an interview with an interesting visitor … filmmakers, journalists, comedians, actors, activists and really anyone who wants to get media-literate and tell stories/phobile-moans will also be interested.


This night will run 7-9pm every 2nd Thursday from Oct 12th until the end of the year (and we’ll take stock then).

We’ll try to develop an online community in parallel with doing so in the meetspace.


Hopefully it will be a fun, engaging and useful process for all involved.

See you on the 12th!