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November 14 2017

Tongue Tied

September 27 2017

Mixing Camp and Classical Myth in a Play About War and Repression

September 05 2017

The US-Mexico Border Wall Actually Juts Into the Ocean—Where Surfers Staged a Glorious Protest

August 21 2017

Sorry, Atlantis: Eden’s Achin’ Organ Seeks Revenge

August 18 2017

LA artists take a symbolic surf across US-Mexico border

August 15 2017

Surfers on the US/Mexico Border are Making a Subtle Statement About the Absurdity of Borders
Echo Park Lake Becomes Home To Fiesta Perpetua

July 28 2017

Speculative Email Generator

July 27 2017

Sci-Fi Cyanotype

July 19 2017

Surf Border

June 26 2017

Sousveillance & Raspberry Pi

June 14 2017

TOG @ Coolest Projects

TOG will be at CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase 2017 this coming Saturday 17th June in the RDS. We’ll be showcasing some of our own projects and running some workshops on Bridge Building, Soldering and Lock Picking. We will be in the main hall – central area.

From the Coolest Projects website….. “Come to the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017 to see the coolest projects from CoderDojo kids, aged 7 – 17, around the world showcasing their vision and creativity using technology to make the world a better place. Tickets for the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase are now available at http://tickets.coolestprojects.org/ CoderDojo Coolest Projects is a great day of tech exploration and fun for the whole family.”

Visitor project: Dominion storage solution
NYCR Members Kari Love and Matthew Borgatti teaching Soft Robotics and Bioinspiration at ITP Camp

June 13 2017

Sonder-OpenChaos am Samstag, 21. Mai: Revision Nachlese

Wie seit Jahren üblich traf sich die Demoszene zu Ostern wieder auf der Revision um sich in verschiedenen Wettbewerbskategorien zu messen. Wieder gibt es die besten Werke beim Sonder-OpenChaos zu sehen.

TOG Mid-Summer Open Social

Our June Open Social evening takes place on Saturday 17th May from 7PM. That’s about as close to the longest day of the year that we can manage! Dublin Maker is approaching fast too. Our members are starting to get a bit edgy. Drop in, poke them a bit, and ask them if they have their projects all ready to go 🙂

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 are open from 7PM. Hope to see you there.

https://www.meetup.com/Tog-Dublin-Hackerspace/
https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
https://twitter.com/TOG_Dublin
https://www.facebook.com/togdublin

June 11 2017

Next two weeks at Tog

Hello all, we have another fortnight of our regular events coming up, along with an Open Social on Saturday 17th.

Monday June 12th – Coding Group Night from 19:00
Tuesday June 13th – Lockpicking Group Night from 19:30
Wednesday June 14th – Crafts Night from 19:00
Saturday June 17th – Join us at our Open Social from 19:00
Monday June 19th – Electronics/Microcontroller night is on from 19:00, as is our CAD & 3D Modelling night also from 19:00

June 07 2017

Milwaukee Vice!

This is our Post Vice at the Makerspace. It is a specialized type of vice used by blacksmiths. Designed to handle the abuse of clamping something very hot and heavy and allowing to to beat on it with a hammer. These are not really mass produced anymore, so when you outfit a forge you typically end up buying a used vice. Since these were so well built they basically last forever. Ours is somewhere around 100 to 150 years old.

Most of the dents you see were there when I bought the vice 4 years ago. However, the slices running near the top, left face are new damage, and go considerably deeper than the surrounding dents. I was concerned about the concentration of stress at those points and the potential for cracking the jaws. It was time for refurbishment and repair.

In this photo, 2 recent dents that were caused by someone missing with a heavy hammer. And you can see where the jaws of the vice have cracked away. The vice is constructed using some kind of iron, but due to the age, we’re not exactly sure what. The jaws style of construction indicates that they were forged, not cast. This is a good thing, it suggests they could be either steel (exact carbon content would be unknown) or wrought iron. It means it should be possible to weld new steel onto them! This is what we’re going to try to do.

We don’t know exactly what alloying elements are mixed into the iron, so it could weld smooth, or it could blow bubbles and burn up under the torch! No way to tell until you try, which is nerve wracking when the object in question is an antique. There are things you can do to tilt the odds in your favor. When welding, cleanliness is next to godliness. Much time was spent with a file and dremal to grind out every dent and crack, to clean and shiny metal. 

This is a shot after I finished welding up the slices. This is about the best result we could hope for. The welds are strong and clean, with only a few spots of porosity towards the face of the jaws. The way to fix the jaws is to deliberately weld on excess material and then grind them smooth again. They will be good as new.

After I finished welding almost all the spots, this is a shot of me filling in the missing corner of the front jaw. In this photo you can see that this is not the first time this vice has been repaired. Someone welded a new plate to the face of the back jaw, but the welds around the edges were quite corroded, so I ground them out to be filled in.

The front jaw is finished and ground, now all the welding is done on the back jaw.

And here are both jaws clean and ground. 

Such straight and sharp corners! Just waiting to get a new set of “beauty marks” in the service of our forge!

Reposted byAndiDIYmushu

c-base hack weekend, July 7-9

We’d like to announce a c-base hack weekend with the theme „reprogramming the space station„.

This event is around the c-flo project where we’re connecting all the different c-base systems on c-beam MQTT, editable using the Flowhub visual editor.

Focus areas:

  • MsgFlo IoT and new functionality — connecting internet services with MsgFlo, adding new smarts to the space station IoT setup.
    Skills: Python, Node.js, Rust
  • Hardware hacking — connecting more devices with MsgFlo.
    Skills: microcontroller programming, electronics
  • Information displays — new infoscreen designs, data visualizations.
    Skills: web design, React.js, Django
  • Mobile app — bringing the hackerspace IoT functionality to mobile.
    Skills: Android (maybe iOS too?)
  • Woodworking — new cases, mounts, decorations for various systems.
    Skills: woodworking, painting

You don’t have to an expert to participate. We’ll be there to help you get up to speed!
Add yourself to the Facebook event.

c-flo in action, detecting ABBA and setting disco mode

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June 06 2017

The Four Fiscal Quarters
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