#MADETODAY – Turning ideas into a business

Fractured Lace

From testing and prototyping to developing a product for sale, Kat Johnston, the owner of Fractured Lace shares how she’s transformed her ideas into a business with the help of the Fabrication Lab. Kat Johnston is now a regular in The Edge’s basement, know by name by the staff and a few of the other regulars, she’s …

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#MADETODAY – Bringing a vintage synthesizer back to life

Bringing a vintage synthesizer back to life

Two of The Edge’s front of house team (and professional musicians), Andy Balzat and Sunny Verma, share how they brought their vintage synthesizers back to life with the help of some youtube videos, tools and soldering.   To start with, we had two vintage ROLAND Juno 106 synthesizers – one for studio and one for …

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Australia’s first Startup Weekend for Creative Tech

QUT Startup Weekend

Do you have a bright idea that could disrupt an industry? Know how to turn problems into solutions? Think you have what it takes to launch a business idea in a weekend? Then, listen up! QUT Creative Enterprise Australia is hosting Australia’s first Startup Weekend for Creative Tech. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where …

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A well-travelled group of community broadcasters

Radio in Colour 4ZZZ

A guest blog post by Samantha Moreno – 4ZZZ producer and Journalism student at UQ. Every Thursday morning for six months in 2015, a team of volunteers from around the globe got together at The Edge to pool ideas and stories to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Brisbane community radio 4ZZZ. The team produced a 21-part …

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What we’re making in the basement

The Edge, Makerspace

So we’re open again, which is a story we’ve told people a lot over the past six years. We’re open again after the flood (five years ago). We’re open again after the storms (eighteen months ago). We’re open again after the G20 summit (again eighteen months ago; it was a busy year). We’re open after …

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Music Production Courses at The Edge

What do Flying Lotus, Daft Punk, Gotye, St Vincent, Pete Townshend (The Who), Diplo and Hermitude all have in common (apart from being successful musicians and producers)? They’re all Ableton Live users!   Ableton Live software is a music creation and live performance tool that is almost ubiquitous in both commercial and home studios. It’s …

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Friday Workshop with the Edge Crew

Workshop materials

By Daniel Flood, The Edge Creative Manager Making something new, it’s a big chunk of what we do. Whether it is an old idea in new skin or something genuinely new. When you come to the realisation that this is the job, you’re being paid to create, there is a very real and visceral sensation. …

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Are you a letterhead?

By Helen Kelly, Founder of Brisbane Hand Lettering Call me crazy, or is this recent resurgence of hand lettering in our digital age just what our electronic device wielding fingers need?   Sure – technology has its place (yes, I do see the irony of me typing this blog-post) but its great to see that …

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AUXILIARY wrap-up another successful programme

Following on from a successful inaugural programme in 2015, AUXILIARY Design School recently wrapped up their first AUXILIARY PLUS programme, with a focus on the foundations of Industrial Design and core skill development. The three pillars of sketching, lo-fidelity model making and CAD were delivered in The Edge’s Innovation and Fabrication Labs, providing students with …

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Opportunity: Business Model Canvas Workshop

Business Model Canvas

Thanks to our partners, Lean Business Strategies, we have two complimentary tickets to the upcoming Business Model Canvas Workshop. This is the perfect opportunity for those with a business idea, but not sure of the next step; or someone with an established business, and wants to innovate to remain relevant. Do you have a GREAT idea …

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