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Upcoming Events

September 2017

Facility Induction: Sewing Machine

September 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the sewing machines for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction.     The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: a CNC Router, Laser Cutter, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your…

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October 2017

Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

October 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feel at home in the Digital Media Lab, and get the most out of your short course, with our free Intro to Mac class. In this 90 minute class we’ll start with the basics of the Mac platform. We will take you through the Mac operating system, teach you some of the common Mac lingo and show you how to complete basic tasks like opening and closing programs, saving, moving and deleting files and using keyboard shortcuts. If you’re a…

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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

October 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: CNC Router, Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tools, Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource,…

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Creating custom designs with Adobe Illustrator

October 7, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Take your graphic skills to the next level in this intermediate Illustrator course.

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Skateboard Deck Workshop

October 7, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get acquainted with our latest piece of equipment, the CNC Router, as you select a design, prepare files, and cut your own custom skateboard deck! In this four-hour workshop, we’ll step you through the process for editing and preparing your files for VCarve (the software that talks to the CNC) and cutting your design on the CNC. You’ll get to choose from a selection of boards: penny, long, classic, you name it (!) and, at the end, we’ll discuss finishes,…

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Facility Induction: Recording Studio

October 8, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Book and use the Recording Studio for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. The Edge’s Recording Studio provides access to near-professional equipment and specialist software for recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Recording studio hire is free; however you first must complete a Recording Studio induction, which runs approximately once every three weeks. The costs for the induction session are: $150 for those with no Pro Tools experience: this three hour session will include an introduction to the Recording Studio…

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Skateboard Deck Workshop

October 8, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get acquainted with our latest piece of equipment, the CNC Router, as you select a design, prepare files, and cut your own custom skateboard deck! In this four-hour workshop, we’ll step you through the process for editing and preparing your files for VCarve (the software that talks to the CNC) and cutting your design on the CNC. You’ll get to choose from a selection of boards: penny, long, classic, you name it (!) and, at the end, we’ll discuss finishes,…

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

October 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the 3D Printers for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: CNC Router, Laser Cutter, Sewing Machines and Overlockers, Hand Tool, Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource,…

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Intro to Python

October 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages today. During this introductory class you will learn the basics by using Jupyter Notebook, an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. A great way to learn how to code and get practical use from it straight away! No prior knowledge required, just proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working from the Digital Media…

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Intro to Python

October 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages today. During this introductory class you will learn the basics by using Jupyter Notebook, an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. A great way to learn how to code and get practical use from it straight away! No prior knowledge required, just proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working from the Digital Media…

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

October 18, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Book and use the CNC Router for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: Laser Cutter, Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tools, Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource,…

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The Edge Book Club // GOMA Cinema

October 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Edge’s first book club series was such a wild success, that we’ve decided to offer Part II. Sticking with the not your average book club style, we’d like to introduce you to the POP CULTURE Book Club!

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3D Printing, Moulding and Casting Workshop

October 22, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3D printing is a great tool for rapid prototyping, but it’s not so efficient for mass-production. How do you turn an idea for a 3D printed object into endless, cheap copies? In this 2 x 4-hour workshop we’ll step you through the basic workflow of taking an idea for a small 3D object into a reproducible resin model. Starting with an intro to CAD, you’ll design a belt buckle or small brooch from scratch, followed by an induction on the…

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Facility Induction: Soldering Iron

October 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book and use the soldering irons for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: CNC Router, Laser Cutter, Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource, and then…

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Intro to Python

October 26, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Python is one of the most commonly used programming languages today. During this introductory class you will learn the basics by using Jupyter Notebook, an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. A great way to learn how to code and get practical use from it straight away! No prior knowledge required, just proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working from the Digital Media…

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Practical Python – Internet of Things

October 28, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this hands-on class you will learn how to program the ESP8266 chip! This amazing, small and cheap microcontroller has built in WiFi and can run off a battery. Using learnings and the microPython programming language you’ll be able to control all kinds of Things via the internet! Some knowledge of Python is required to attend this workshop, and proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working from the Digital Media Lab. If you don’t have foundational knowledge…

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The Edge Book Club // Werewolf

October 30, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Edge’s first book club series was such a wild success, that we’ve decided to offer Part II. Sticking with the not your average book club style, we’d like to introduce you to the POP CULTURE Book Club!

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November 2017

Practical Python – Internet of Things

November 5, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this hands-on class you will learn how to program the ESP8266 chip! This amazing, small and cheap microcontroller has built in WiFi and can run off a battery. Using learnings and the microPython programming language you’ll be able to control all kinds of Things via the internet! Some knowledge of Python is required to attend this workshop, and proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working from the Digital Media Lab. If you don’t have foundational knowledge…

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3D Design: The Fundamentals

November 9, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you intimidated by all the different 3D modelling products out there and don’t know which one to choose for you specific purpose? Games, 3D Printing, Animation, CAD? In this 90 minute workshop we’ll run you through the basics of three-dimensional modelling and designing tools and help you find the right tool for your project. No prior knowledge required, but proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working in the Digital Media Lab. // Before you book, please…

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Python with your kids!

November 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Coding is getting more and more common and it’s sometimes difficult to keep up as a parent or grandparent. Come and learn how you can work on projects with the kids – ones that will challenge both of you – and perhaps find a new hobby to share with the family! Some knowledge of Python is required to attend this workshop, and proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working from the Digital Media Lab. If you don’t…

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3D Design: The Fundamentals

November 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you intimidated by all the different 3D modelling products out there and don’t know which one to choose for you specific purpose? Games, 3D Printing, Animation, CAD? In this 90 minute workshop we’ll run you through the basics of three-dimensional modelling and designing tools and help you find the right tool for your project. No prior knowledge required, but proficiency with the Mac operating system as we’ll be working in the Digital Media Lab. // Before you book, please…

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Designing the Digital

November 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this ideation and prototyping session we’ll use Design Thinking principles and processes to research, design, mock-up, and test an app (or website) using Marvel. Through the process we’ll cover: User research Defining the problem/opportunity Ideating a solution Prototyping the solution using Marvel Testing the solution with other participants to validate if it solves the problem At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a tested prototype and the knowledge of how to recognise opportunities, ideate solutions, and validate them…

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DIY Wallpaper Workshop

November 19, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This 2 x 4-hour workshop series blends contemporary digital fabrication techniques with the warmth and hand-made charisma of “block print” wallpaper reproduction. In the first week, we’ll run you through the basics of Adobe Illustrator – this will set you up with the skills to design and fabricate using a range of equipment at The Edge (Laser cutter, CNC Router and 3D Printing). From there, we’ll customise repeatable wallpaper block prints that can be cut on the laser cutter. In…

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The Edge Book Club // Cleverman

November 20, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Edge’s first book club series was such a wild success, that we’ve decided to offer Part II. Sticking with the not your average book club style, we’d like to introduce you to the POP CULTURE Book Club!

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The Edge Book Club // The Walking Dead

November 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Edge’s first book club series was such a wild success, that we’ve decided to offer Part II. Sticking with the not your average book club style, we’d like to introduce you to the POP CULTURE Book Club!

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