At the stroke of midnight just past, the original TOG organisation that was started back in 2009 ceased to be. At our AGM in January, we voted to wind up that organisation. From today, our new TOG Hackerspace DAC will continue to take us forward.
Last summer we started a process of building a new legal and organisational structure that would better serve the members and the organisation itself. We started a new company with a new constitution, elected directors and moved to a new space with a new lease. We set up a new bank account, created a new method for members to join and restarted all of our regular evenings and events. If you’re interested in joining us, drop in to see us anytime or contact us online. We’ll be glad to give you a tour of our space and tell you about some of our activities.
We are delighted to have been accepted to showcase our projects at Maker Faire UK. Being the largest Maker Faire in the UK, its a huge gathering of all sorts of makers. We always have a great time talking to the public and seeing our fellow hackerspaces.
This will be our 4th year showing casing at the event. Last year we were trilled to find other Irish makers also there (Mint Tek). We hope this year will be no different.
This year we will be showing a range of wearables and a arduino powered panel clock. We are super proud that our project from last year is now featured on the Maker Faire UK home page. Can you tell which one it is ?
Well we set out to make our Grand Opening Bash on Saturday our best party ever. It didn’t disappoint. The turnout was amazing. Thanks to everyone for coming. We hope that you got a tour of the space and a chance to see some of the things and projects we get up to. We even had a 4-legged visitor checking out our new common room and space.
Our new kitchen was a hive of activity. Thanks to everyone who brought in food and helped with the catering. We had so many visitors that we ran out of Pizza dough by 9PM. That never happens. Our very own Dr Tri came to the rescue with her secret quick dough recipe (patent and patents pending ). In the end, we think that everyone was fed and watered. Our TOG beer and wine went down a treat. Some snaps are on our gallery.
We’ll be working away on the construction of our new rooms and sorting our stuff over the next few weeks. Be sure to stay in touch with us on our various social media, web and email outlets. If you like us so much that you want to join up as a member, sign up the form here and we’ll be in touch. Hope to see you again soon.
We have been transforming our new space over the last 6 weeks. We now have walls o/ . Our plan is split over a number of phases, to start off with we are building rooms 1, 2, 3 and a kitchen as outlined in the drawing below. Room 1 will be our new common room. This will be the most used room in the whole space and the centre of everything. Room 2 will be our new classroom. It will be bookable for special events and courses. Room 3 will be our fabrication room. It will hold things like our laser cutter , 3D printers and so on. Our kitchen will be at the front of the building getting natural light for enjoying a cup of tea.
We have now reopened to the public with our regular group nights, so drop by and check out our new space.
During our last meetup, the topic of a Tog festive meetup came up. We decided we wanted a non pub meetup for our next meeting. As its a festive time of the year we picked ice skating. This actively only shows up in our fair city a few months of the year so why not make use of it. We will be making our way out to Dundrum next Tuesday. You will see someone in a tog tshirt.
With the formation of Tog Hackerspace Dac we will have a new set of rules to govern our organisation. The new constitution can be viewed on our website on the top menu. For the next few months both versions of Tog will still continue to run but the old unincorporated association will be phased out. We now have a board of directors to handle the day to day running our the space.They were voted in and will be taking instruction from our membership. If you are unsure how all this works do get in touch and we are happy to explain any parts of it.
Lots of things are changing with Tog not just our address. We are changing our internal structure to help the group grow. We have formed a Designated Activity Company or DAC for short. A DAC is a new company structure created by the Companies Act 2014. We will have to reaffirm a set of goals that we will have to strive to implement.
The objects for which the company is established are the promotion of innovation in science, technology, modern culture, and creative arts and the doing of all such other things as are incidental or conductive to the attainment of the above objective.
We will be publishing the new constitution and most details in the coming weeks. In the mean time we will be have a Social Meetup to celebrate. There will be cake.
We have now moved all our equipment to TOG 3.0. At this point we will not closed our doors to the pubic for upto 3 weeks while we build rooms in the new space and get it ready for the public. In the mean time check out this gallery of photos taken during the move and the video of the new space below. Keep an eye on our mailing list for when we are open again.
Hackito Ergo Sum 2015 is being setup one more time! Created by /tmp/lab and for hacking & security passionate researchers, HES 2015 will be the 6th edition of this conference. HES 2015 will take place at Cite des sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris – FR) – October 29th & 30th 2015.