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Grand Opening Party

Come along on Saturday 30th January at 7PM to TOG’s Birthday party, January Open Social and Grand Opening Bash…… all rolled into one. We want to to make it our best party ever.

We moved from our old place in Chancery Lane in November. Now we’re up and running in our new space at 22 Blackpitts. Come in and catch up with us. We’ll give you a tour of our fantastic new space. Our very own brewers are promising TOG beer and other samples for you to try. Weather permitting, you might get to cook your own pizza on TOG’s very own pizza oven. Try your hand at some lock picking, but be warned…. it’s addictive. There’s some great project ideas in the works by some of our members….. making guitars, a dedicated brew room and another Art show to name but a few.

The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning. The open social is free to attend for members and visitors alike. Our doors will be open from 7pm. Drop in for 10 minutes, or stay the whole night. We have parking available. Bring beer, food, gadgets! Hope to see you there.

UPDATE: As is tradition, our very own Schrodinger invites the world : New year, new space, new TOG. Let’s PARTY!!

UPDATE 2: Check out the story in Silicon Republic about us. Tog’s seventh birthday party a maker’s delight

CAD and Electronics is back

Our regular joint CAD and Electronics evening is kicking off again next Monday 18th January at 19:00. We’ve had a break while we moved to our new space at 22 Blackpitts. Now we’re ready to go again ☺. Come in and catch up with us. We’ll give you a tour of our fantastic new space. This evening is open to anyone  with an interest in CAD or Electronics. Everyone from absolute beginner to experienced is welcome. Look forward to seeing all of our old friends and new visitors.

The End of Chancery Lane

All good things come to an end, or so the saying goes. And so it is with TOG’s lease on Chancery Lane. It’s time to shut up shop. After 31st October, Chancery Lane will be no more. The place has been good to us. We will have great memories of the last 5+ years there. So we need to give the place a good ‘ol send off. We’ll be having our last open social there on Saturday 17th October from 19:00, and we want to make it a big bash. Come in and cook your last pizza. Drink your last beer and marvel at how much junk we’ve cleaned out of the place.

Check out TOG 3.0

We have a new space all lined up and waiting. We have great plans and we’re very excited. Come along to the social and we’ll tell you more. If you’ve never been to the social, or even TOG itself, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. Look around….talk to members and visitors about projects or things you’d like to do. Talk about beer brewing to some of our brewer members or about locks to our lock pickers. Ask about joining as a full member. If you’ve been promising yourself that you must go to an open social one of these days, then this will be your last chance. There’ll never be another one in Chancery lane…… never, ever, never, never, ever ever again The End of Chancery Lane

The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning. The open social is free to attend for members and visitors alike. Our doors will be open from 7pm.

July Open Social

It’s the middle of the month, it’s Saturday and its 7PM. That can only mean one thing. It’s TOG Open Social again. This Open Social will see us just one week away from Dublin Maker. You’ll get to see a sneak preview of some of the things that we’ll be bringing to our stand.

Apart from that, it will be the usual relaxed hang out. It’s a great way to see the space and to meet other members & visitors. If you’ve never been to the social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town.


Hopefully there’ll be pizza, music and much more. The space stays open until the last member is left……usually the small hours of Sunday morning. The open social is free to attend for members and visitors alike. Our doors will be open from 7pm.

Lasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…

In recent weeks, a few of our board game fanLasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…aLasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…tics have met on Friday evenings in Tog. We have played some games, we laughed & decided to utilize laser cutter to make extra sturdy Acrylic tokens for a game called Androind: Netrunner. A good bit of graphical artwork was already online (thx for a great design) and after some manipulation it was ready to be cut. Other designs had to be done from scratch. So far we have designed & prototype cut all the regular size tokens. There is a plan to cut large size Credits Sets as well.

Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical Living Card Game for two players. Set in the cyberpunk future of Android and Infiltration, the game pits a megacorporation and its massive resources against the subversive talents of lone runners.Lasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…

Corporations seek to score agendas by advancing them. Doing so takes time and credits. To buy the time and earn the credits they need, they must secure their servers and data forts with “ice”. These security programs come in different varieties, from simple barriers, to code gates and aggressive sentries. They serve as the corporation’s virtual eyes, ears, and machine guns on the sprawling information superhighways of the network.

In turn, runLasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…ners need to spend their time and credits acquiring a sufficient wealth of resources, purchasing the necessary hardware, and developing suitably powerful ice-breaker programs to hack past corpoLasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…rate security measures. Their jobs are always a little desperate, driven by tight timelines, and shrouded in mystery. When a runner jacks-in and starts a run at a corporate server, he risks having his best programs trashed or being caught by a trace program and left vulnerable to corporate countermeasures. It’s not uncommon for an unprepared runner to fail to bypass a nasty sentry and suffer massive brain damage as a result. Even if a runner gets through a data fort’s defenses, there’s no telling what it holds. Sometimes, the runner finds something of value. Sometimes, the best he can do is work to trash whatever the corporation was developing.Lasersaur, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…

The first player to seven points wins the game, but likely not before he suffers some brain damage or bad publicity!

More about the game:, Android Netrunner & laser cut tokens…rd-game/

Would you like to try to laser cut your own designs? Come along to our ongoing (every second Monday) CAD workshop in Tog. Looking forward to see you here – 6th of July 2015.

Pizza Oven 1.1

Our pizza oven was built as a bit of a hack over Christmas and New Year. After 5 months of operation, a bit of maintenance and a few minor mods were in order. A better flue, some re-jigging of insulation and foil and some re-pointing of bricks were done.

On Saturday 20th June, we fired it up for our regular open social event. It all worked as good as usual and everyone got fed! We had plenty of first time visitors to TOG too, who got the grand tour of the space. They’ve been keeping in touch with us on meetup and twitter. Pics of the maintenance here.

Vintage Electronics 1

ETI Electronics, February 1978, IB Metal detector Mk2. This is the first in a series of ‘vintage’ electronics projects that we hope to build at TOG. We have the original magazine, so why not get building. There are some amazing projects in the electronics magazines from the 70’s and 80’s.

Update…. The build is in progress. Pics here.

We hope to be doing the PCB assembly for this project on 6th July, as this date is the 6th anniversary of TOG’s first electronics night. In the run up to 6th July, we’ll be preparing and gathering all the parts. As well as everything we need to do the electronics build, we have our workshop to do all the mechanical assembly and search head too.

We’re talking pure analog electronics here….. there won’t be an Arduino or line of code in sight Vintage Electronics 1 Although this project was first published in 1978, all of the components are still readily available. Come in if you’d like to see the build. Visitors are welcome and there’s no charge to attend. Even if you don’t know much about these kind of projects, you can still learn a lot by keeping in touch with the build. Should be great fun.

New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).

Starting this New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).Monday & running every second Monday (alongside Electronics and Micro Controller Group night) is the CAD group. Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis or optimization of a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing.

 Come alongNew CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm). if you have experience with or are interested in vector design, photography & photo manipulation, 3D design, print design & preparation, digital design, web design & CSS front end web manipulation, or anything else related!

This isn’t a class or instruction. It will be a relaxed informal atmosphere with other like-minded people. So the idea is to bring your Laptop, maybe some CAD software installed on, some tutorials, web links, instructions…. Or just come along with the project in your head – anything you like. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced designer….just work on whatever you want to, and hopefully get some “bounce” off other people doing similar things. Several TOG members will be around too.

During CAD meetings we will try to utilize many of Tog CAD hardware & equipment, such as:New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).

  • Laser cutter,
  • 3D printer,
  • Plotter,
  • large scale printer,
  • screen printing developing box,
  • photo lab.

There is no need to sign in for the class, just come along with your laptop. here is no charge for attending, although you will be asked to pay for any usage of hardware & materials, just to cover the cost of replacement parts & materials. Always make sure to be prepared to pay for your own usage, we can help you to estimate the cost fo you beforehand.

CryptoParty – Thursday 11th June @ 7pm

TOG is very pleased to announce that we will be holding the 4th Dublin CryptoParty. Doors will be open from 7pm on Thursday the 11th June 2015, and we will stay open as long as people are happy to stay ( within reason ).

CryptoParty attendees request you to respect their privacy and refrain from taking pictures or video unless participants express otherwise. Ask before snapping.

The idea of a CryptoParty is to make everyone more aware of their own on-line privacy and security in this vast inter-connected world that we live in.

We haven’t had one in a while, so we will discuss basics to bring everyone up to speed. Topics can include any of the following:

  • Tor
  • Tails
  • PGP/GnuPG
  • Text Secure / Signal
  • OTR

CryptoParty have a mailing list if you are so inclined. Its an open event, so no need to sign up.

See you on the 11th

Wireless Hacking Workshop – Saturday 27th June 2015 @ 12:30pm

On Saturday 27th June at 12:30pm our very own jester`, Martin Mitchell or @jayester depending on the circles you run in, will be teaching a Wireless Hacking Workshop.

Wireless networks are everywhere. They have been available to many of us for well over 10 years, and it is something most of us rely on daily. Majority of us have a wireless network in our house, and connect to it regularly with our laptop, phone, games console, media player and now even televisions.

In this practical, hands on workshop I will be stepping you through the different wireless network security modes of 802.11 (WiFi), and demonstrating practical attacks against them. This workshop is not intended to teach you to perform malicious tasks on wireless networks, but it is to show you how easy it is, and how dangerous someone can be knowing even the most basic a few commands. This knowledge can also be used to audit wireless networks. This workshop will to make you more aware of the dangers of using a wireless networks with bad or no security enabled.

For this workshop you will need:

  • A laptop that can run a Virtual Machine, or boot into Kali Linux (
  • A linux install/Virtual Machine with aircrack-ng tools installed or a running Kali Linux installed on Laptop, installed in a Virtual Machine** or or USB/DVD boot
  • A wireless card that can perform injection. Known external USB wireless dongles that support injection are the following : TP-Link WN722N (sold on booking form), Alfa AWUS036NHA, Alfa AWUS036H (not manufactured any more)

For the advanced user, there is an option to use a tablet that is supported and installed with a version of Kali Linux known as NetHunter ( While I have used this before, it is entirely up to you to get it installed and working. It takes a lot of time to get this set up, and I will not have time to troubleshoot on the day. I will of course discuss this device on the day. This will still require a USB wireless cause that will support injection, and an OTG adapter. Not recommended for a beginner.

If you prefer not to take part in the practical side, and just want to take notes for your own future practice, no problem, and you certainly will not be the first. You can shoulder surf someone who is taking part. I will be performing all attacks on the projector.

During this course the format is, I will present information on a certain type of attack, demo it, then you will give it a go yourself on the number of wireless networks set up around the building for your attacking pleasure.  Please only attack the wireless networks set up for the course. It will be obvious by the network name. The attacks you will perform during the class, will work out in the real world. I’m trusting you to not attack a wireless network you do not own. So whether this course is to improve  your security auditing ability, satisfy the curious thirst of knowledge or just  want to finally get it working after your own failed attempts, this course if for you.

  • Security technologies and dangers discussed during the course are:
  • Open networks
  • WEP
  • WPA/WPA2
  • WPS
  • WPA Enterprise (RADIUS)

I will also discuss and demo attacks what can be performed on roaming devices, typically laptops and smart devices, and discuss ways of protecting yourself against these types of attacks.

** If you install Kali in a VM, like Virtual Box, you then may need to install the Guest Additions to be able to mount the wireless adapter into Kali to be able to use it. I have done this on OSX, Windows and Linux. Contact me if you need further instructions.


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