Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day of Giving 2015

Once again the LVL1 Hackerspace is participating in the amazing Louisville Day of Giving non-profit event.  Last year we used this to help fund our move to our new space and this year we want to continue upgrading the infrastructure in this space and making ourselves at home.  There are electrical and insulation upgrades we’d […]

Workshop: How to peal a grape with a laser cutter – Sept 29, 2015 @5:30pm


In this workshop we will be demonstrating how to vaporize the layer of skin from a grape without damaging the grape flesh using a standard off the self 80W laser cutter and a DC motor.


This workshop is used to show some of the advanced features of the laser cutting software by importing custom hand made GCode. We hope to inspire people in to using the laser cutter and CNC’s in strange an exotic ways.


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, September 29, 2015


Members with key access and laser cutting training.


Your friendly neighborhood hackspace

1715 cook st, #104

Workshop: How to peal a grape with a laser cutter – Sept 29, 2015 @5:30pm

Coder Girl Hack Day

 We joined with CoderDojoGirls, Girls Hack Ireland, Intel Ireland and Coding Grace for an artsy themed coding hackathon to celebrate International Day Of the Girl and EU Code Week.

This is a one day event focusing on programming music, developing game apps and learning about hardware. The event is broken up into a number of tracks giving you the chance to pick someone that suits everyone.  If you’ve never coded before this is the right place to start! If you’ve coded before, betcha you’ve not programmed music using Sonic Pi or made a story-telling game with Fungus Games & Unity3D. It you like making physical objects you can pick the imaginative engineering.

In TOG, we have teamed up with Intel to run the imaginative engineering track. We will be focusing on making Hardware Hacks. We will be soldering up electronics, programming Galileos and making laser cut projects. No previous skills are necessary for this track.


Date: Saturday, 10 October 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (IST)

Location: DCU Innovation CampusOld Finglas Road, Glasnevin Dublin 11

Tickets: Below:Coder Girl Hack Day


This workshop is suitable for children aged 11-17. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a guardian. Guardians do not register for a ticket here. Parents who are interested will have the opportunity to learn Python on the day from Coding Grace.


What is Coder Dojo?

We hacked together a cool hangout that puts the real power of the internet and technology in the hands of the Irish youth. The true power of the net comes from coding, designing and having fun. CoderDojo is a place where you can learn from others and share what you are doing! Each week we have a hands on session with technologies like HTML5, App Development, PHP or Python. See

What is CodingGrace?

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more, We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by diverse instructors from the industry. See

What is Girls Hack Ireland?

Girls Hack Ireland is a program developed by The Insight Centre for Data Analytics (@insight_centre) with the aim of generating knowledge & interest among younger girls to pursue the academic disciplines of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects through creative, interactive learning. See

TOG Dublin

TOG is a hackerspace based in the centre of Dublin, Ireland. It is a shared space where members have a place to be creative and work on their projects in an environment that is both inspiring and supportive of both new and old technologies. See

Intel Ireland

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BYOBots v15.09

The first BYOBots Day happen this past weekend. We had about 20 people through the space over the course of the afternoon/evening. many bots were brought, shared, planned, and discussed. i learned a lot and i hope you will too.

stay tuned for the next installment featuring @risknc‘s carbon fiber plans.

be3n posted this about byobot day


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dark crystal skeksis eye requires an innovative design as to show the side of the eye without exposing the mechanics


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@vexfx with his dark crystal skeksis wearable robot prototype on the power supply


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the star of the show has many learns and we cannot wait to see it evolve.




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be3n made a raspi time lapse movie maker that uploads and saves files to a thumbdrive


We talked about 3d printed robots a lot! this one, being printed by a guest, is particularly baddass and open source.    

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@outlawpoet discusses snakes, snake robots, and why our joints and current robots suck. solution: build artificial muscle modules


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phone controlled robot fights thanks to intel edison and a project i did for IDF 2015


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intel edison robots are sweet. especial when they dance with wifi, ble, and xbees. tons of processing onboard makes for a simple command set.

Board Game Night: Small World

Its that time again, first friday of the month! Board Game Night!

This Friday 2nd October starting from 6:3o pm the games we’ll be playing are Small World and Small World: UndergroundThis’ll be a family-friendly event, with the games recommended for ages 10 and above.

In Small World, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate them all.

Designed by Philippe Keyaerts as a fantasy follow-up to his award-winning Vinci™, Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans; who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.

Picking the right combination from the 14 different fantasy races and 20 unique special powers, players rush to expand their empires – often at the expense of weaker neighbors. Yet they must also know when to push their own over-extended civilization into decline and ride a new one to victory!



Hackover – CfP-Deadline, Engelsystem und Tickets

Liebe Parteigenossinnen und Parteigenossen,

der September neigt sich dem Ende zu und es haben sich ein paar Dinge in der Hackover-Planung getan.

Zuallererst beachtet bitte, dass der CfP am 31. September weich ausläuft. Wir haben noch ein paar freie Slots, können aber nicht garantieren, dass eure Einreichung nach dem 31. September beachtet wird. Tragt also bitte jetzt eure Einreichungen im Frab ein! Ob Talk, Workshop, Performance… alles ist gerne gesehen, auch längere Workshops, die mehr als 2 Stunden dauern.

Des Weiteren haben wir endlich seit gestern Abend ein Engelsystem. Ab sofort könnt ihr euch als Engel eintragen, ein paar Schichten wurden auch schon angelegt. Beachtet hier bitte, dass eure Shirtreservierungen nur bis zum 31. September beachtet werden, da wir dann die Bestellung rausschicken. Wir können nicht garantieren, dass ihr sonst ein Engelshirt bekommt. Die Shirts werden nach einer gewissen Anzahl an Schichten ausgegeben. Beachtet bitte außerdem, dass die Shirts in weiblich und männlich gegendert sein werden, ihr könnt dies in euren Profileinstellungen bei der Shirtgröße auswählen.

Außerdem neigen sich die Tickets langsam dem Ende entgegen, also klickt euch jetzt schnell eins. Abgesehen  davon werden Shirt- und Hoodiebestellungen auch nur bis zum 31. September entgegengenommen :)

Mit solidarischem Gruß,

Euer Leitstelle511-Politbüro

Our Bitcoin Instructor Visits SF to Put Bitcoin to the Test

Laura Lopez, who has been running the monthly Intro to Bitcoin classes at CRASH Space (as well as a number of other bitcoin-related classes all over LA) recently went on a trip to SF to see how common the popular cryptocurrency is in the nerd capital of the US.

She made this awesome and hilarious video to show us all how it went. And if you like it, you can buy it with bitcoin!

Science Hack Day Dublin 2015

Science Hack Day Dublin is a 36 hour hardware and software hackathon. A social event with creativity and love of science at its heart.  Each year it brings together coders, designers, scientists, engineers and makers simply to make interesting things. Why? For adventure, for playfulness, for science! The event takes place in UCD on the 14th & 15th November.

Here in TOG, we are proud to be supporting Science Hack Day again. Since it inception we have always found it to be the best community hackathon around.  It’s rare these days for big events to keep their community feel. Now entering its 4th year, and with an FAQ that just gets better each year, you have no reason not to go . The ideas for this years event have already started to pile in. They include lasers, can we say more ? pew pew. For tickets see eventbrite.