Category Archives: Workshops/Events

CX3000 Heavy Duty Dust and Chip Extractor

We are still carrying out building work on our new space. The big project at the moment is enclosing the workshop. We have three new walls to build. As part of this project we are getting some must have tools for any workshop. Check out the new extractor below.  If you have any tools or equipment you think we could make good use, do get in touch.



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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.

Engineer’s Week: Bridge Building Competition

For Engineers Week, we are holding our fourth annual bridge building competition on Saturday 5th of March from 11am.

This is a family-friendly competition that puts teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. Engineering theory and building materials will be provided to help you during construction. Check out the videos from last year below or our gallery.


Participations under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian.

This event is only possible with supported from Tog Hackerspace,  Engineers Ireland and IMechE ROI YMP.

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Science Hack Day Badges

We love rockets around here, so when it came to creating this years Science Hack Day badge, we decided a new design was in order. We created a new rocket shape design for science champions to wear . A video of the process is below. If you would like badges created for a community event do get in touch with us

Tickets are still available for the upcoming Science Hack Day Dublin on the 14th / 15th of November.

Exploring the Spectrum of Light Workshops

We are pleased to be teaming up with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to bring a series of workshop all about light being the International Year of Light.

Light Sculpture Workshop
Saturday 31 October, 11am-12pm
Age 7-9 years
Lexicon Library
This workshop will take you through building a simple light sculpture kit using electro-luminescent wire. Designed for younger children, and just in time for Halloween fun and spookiness.
Invisible Light and the Secret World
Saturday 31 October, 2.30-4pm
Age 10-12 years
Lexicon Library
Assemble your own special ‘invisible light’ torch. Then using this so called Black Light, leave secret, ghostly messages in invisible ink, and explore the world of UV
fluorescent materials.

Both of these workshops are free but pre-booking is required. For booking please email

These events are part of the wider show. over & over + over and over . For more information see the program leaflet.


Lighthouses at Coder Girl Hack Day

On Saturday 10th of October, DCU Innovation campus was over run with girls who wanted to code. Coder Girl Hack Day was an event run by Coding Grace, Girls Hack Ireland, Coder Dojo Girls and TOG. There was over a hundred girls all learning different coding skills. Here in TOG we looked after the imaginative engineering track.

We the help and support of Intel Ireland, we decided to run a track to showcase making is not just about electronics. As its the International Year of Light, we felt making lighthouses would be very appropriate.

The base model of the lighthouse was designed by Alex Titone and is available on thingiverse. You can check our video below of us laser cutting the models on our Lasersaur.  Check out our gallery to see all the lighthouses the kids made and if you would like to make your own, a parts list is below.


Lighthouses at Coder Girl Hack Day


Check out some of the press we got about the event. 

Galileo powered Lighthouses at Coder Girl Hack Day

Coder girls get creative at Girls Hack Ireland Event

Increasing opportunities for girls to pursue STEM

Intel Photo Set

Parts / Tool List 

  • Piezo buzzer
  • LED
  • Wire
  • Arduino Galileo
  • 3mm Birch Plywood Lighthouse Model
  • Torch
  • Coin Cell Battery / holder
  • SpringRC SM-S4303R Continuous Rotation 360 Degree Plastic Servo
  • Paint & Glitter
  • Hammer
  • Hot Glue Gun



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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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.





OSM MapJam Saturday 12th Sept

OpenStreetMap (OSM) Ireland members will meet next Sat 12th in Dublin and do OSM mappy stuff on laptops in TOG. Like an indoor mapping party / hack day / social meet up / barcamp.
What is OpenStreetMap?
OpenStreetMap is a world wide, open content map. It’s often referred to as the Wikipedia of maps in reference to the fact that it is open to be edited by anyone.
If you’d like to learn more about OpenStreetMap, come along! Want to start mapping your local area, and want help? Come along! Want to find out how to use the low level OpenStreetMap data? Come along! This event is open to all.
If you’re already an OSM mapper and would like come, but not sure what to do, don’t worry we have loads of townlands to map and plenty of people who will give you a hand learning the details.
Where and When?
Tog Dublin Hackerspace
Saturday 12th Sept 12-6pm
OSM MapJam Saturday 12th Sept

Lockpicking @ Science Gallery SECRET Exhibition

Jester here, I have been invited to run a 2 hour hands on lockpicking workshop in the Science Gallery as part of their SECRET Exhibition on the 10th and 15th of September 2015. The first date sold out quicker than I would get around to putting up a blog post, so allow me to tell you about the 2nd one.

The event description is on the Science Gallery website is HERE. In the 2 hour session I will include 30 minutes of presentation slides showing the inside of a lock, and how we manipulate the lock without the use of a key. I will also show examples of other types of locks that you might see on a regular basis, and the possible insecurities of these locks. This is followed by us giving lockpicking a go ourselves. The Science Gallery were kind enough to supply locks and lockpicks for the session, but I will also bring along some of TOG’s collection from the Ha’penny Bridge.

If you are interested, I have placed the booking form below, or please jump over to the Science Gallery booking page HERE and grab yourself a place