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Meet the VSAs — Angelica

The VSAs are the amazing folk who greet you at the service desk, provide you with caffeine and support you in all your adventures through time and space here at State Library of Queensland, The Edge. They are essentially humble super humans without whom this place could not run. We thought you might enjoy finding out more about these mysterious creatures, so we will be quizzing them and introducing them to you over the next little while.

I started working at State Library, The Edge…

I started working at The Edge early in 2017

My favourite thing about State Library, The Edge is…

My favourite thing about The Edge is the diversity of the people using the space at any given time and the amount of interesting projects that everyone is working on.

I am making…

At the moment I am putting together a collection of clumsy, comical drawings to publish as a zine.

I am listening to…

I mostly listen to our local community radio station 4ZZZ, I always hear new, interesting music. Some of my favourite shows are Electric Crush, the Slubberdegullion show and Rusted Satellites — Paradigm Shift and IndigiBriz are pretty good too.

I am reading…

At the moment I am reading Social Justice and the City by David Harvey who is a professor of anthropology and geography, and a collection of plays by the Ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, I just finished The Wasps which was pretty funny.

I am watching…

I don’t have a TV so I watch lot of ABC iView and SBS on Demand. I love catching up on 7:30 Report, Insiders and Four Corners and have recently gotten into Counterpart. I reckon we have a cracker of a national broadcaster. I also try to keep up with what is playing at the GOMA cinema; they always put together a great program of interesting films.

In my spare time I like to…

Cycle, draw, picnic, restore furniture, op-shop, nap.

Crocodile or shark?

Shark.

Pineapple on pizza?

Yeah, no worries.

What is your karaoke song?

I generally go for The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy or Hounds of Love by Kate Bush. For a particularly corny, nostalgic and shameless karaoke session with friends I might go for a ballad by the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Vanessa Carlton, Nelly Furtado etc.. The less cool the better as far as I’m concerned.

Come talk to me about…

I’m always interested to hear about the creative and community projects people are working on at The Edge. If you’re stuck on something in the DML I have some experience using Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and some CAD software, although I’m no expert, feel free to come talk to me about any issues you’re having and I’ll see if I can help.


Cardboard Kaiju is back!

Cardboard Kaiju was a part of the One Last Apocalypse project that was delivered at The Edge in 2017. We learnt a lot from this initial development and are now heading back to the developmental phase to re-work, mix it up and make a new table top version.

Kicking off the process is two weeks of game development…. Followed by two weeks of design and then to complete the series there will be making sessions.

Do you have game skills or an interest in game mechanics?

Go here

Are you interested in the design side of things?

Come along on these dates:

Mon 22 October 6pm

Mon 29 October 6pm

Book here

Are you interested in the fabrication side of things?

Come along on these date:

Mon 5 November 6pm

Mon 19 November 6pm

Book here

Come to one, two or the complete series!

These workshops are free and for all ages 16+


Block Battle Bots

The Block Battle Bots tournament will take place during Fun Palace on 6 October 2018 at State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane, Australia, Earth, The Solar System in the Milky Way Galaxy. The winner will be crowned the Galactic Champion and will walk away with a super awesome Battle Bot Kit worth $100.

To build a robot and test its…mettle, sign up for the three-part workshop series!

Galactic Block Battle Bot Championship Federation Laws

• Bot teams will have 2–4 members
• Battles will be 2 and 3 minutes long
• Winner determined by three judges or by knockout (disabled)
• The judges’ rulings are always final
• Block Battle Bots will be built using Lego and the equipment and components below. Limited amounts of 3D printed and laser cut parts are allowed (see below)
• Limited amounts of rubber bands, string and similar if used for energy storage, tyres, control lines or similar
• No reinforcing allowed!

List of components
• Official ‘Brick Bot’ LEGO kit, 1,274 assorted pieces
(pieces can be shared or traded with other teams at the team’s discretion)
• Official Battery Pack
(Currently: 11.1v, 450mAh LiPo, weight approx. 40g)
• Official Electronics Pack
(Pre-programmed with Open Source Code Base, weight approx. 20g)
• Choice of official motor options
• Robot Remote
(Currently clone PS3 controller)
• Limited access to laser cutter, chassis plans and one (1) A4 sheet of 3mm acrylic
• Access to 3D printers and 200g of filament
(only 100g allowed in the final build).


Meet the VSAs — Rei

The VSAs are the amazing folk who greet you at the service desk, provide you with caffeine and support you in all your adventures through time and space here at the Edge. They are essentially humble super humans without whom this place could not run. We thought you might enjoy finding out more about these mysterious creatures, so we will be quizzing them and introducing them to you over the next little while.

Rei

I started working at the Edge…
Only just recently! About a month ago.

My favourite thing about the Edge is…
The fabrication lab! I used to visit The Edge a lot to concentrate on my work as it was a great quiet space and until recently I was unaware of all the different equipment that was available to the public via the Fab lab downstairs. It’s given me the opportunity for me to work on bigger projects that I wasn’t able to do before.

Come talk to me about…
Beagles, Korean food, film photography, Japan, chorus pedals… but more importantly, your creative projects. I’d love to hear about what you’re working on.

I am making…
Actually at the moment I’m laser cutting a new pickguard for my guitar. I would love to try to make a body + neck with the CNC Router sometime too.

I am listening to…
Porches, Snail Mail and the new Dinosaur City Records compilation.

I am watching…
Terrace House (So good, highly recommend it).

In my spare time I…
Play drums in a post punk band.

If I could live anywhere it would be…
I’d love to live in Japan again for a bit but really Bris has my heart.

Pineapple on pizza?
No, never. Feel very strongly about this.

Beach or mountain?
Beach. Love a swim.