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The Edge, State Library of Queensland

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Upcoming Events

April 2018

A Sign for The Edge – Making

April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Calling all makers, dreamers, designers and fabricators! Come and make something this year at The Edge! Each month until July, The Edge will be making large scale installations. Each installation will involve different making skills from idea to a finished product. In April and May, we will be looking at Typography and designing and making a large scale sign. Come and make a sign for an upcoming party at The Edge. We want you! Free, but please RSVP To find…

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Adobe Photoshop: the Swiss Army Knife of Content Creators

April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Adobe Photoshop is the king of raster graphics software. It is used to edit photographs, create digital illustrations, CD covers or even the next big internet meme. In this workshop you will get to ease into the world of Photoshop and its most used tools as well as noteworthy concepts such as layers, blending modes and filters. Photoshop is something that everyone should learn!

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Mechanical Cabarets and Other Marvels

April 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Gears and rods and bearings and cardboard, this is all about creating a one of a kind, mechanical cabaret to amaze just about everyone with your cleverness. Absolutely no experience is required and some patience will come in handy. N.B. Please make sure you wear flat enclosed footwear when attending the workshop.

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

April 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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…

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

April 29, 1:00 pm - 4:00 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…

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May 2018

A Sign for The Edge – Making

May 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Calling all makers, dreamers, designers and fabricators! Come and make something this year at The Edge! Each month until July, The Edge will be making large scale installations. Each installation will involve different making skills from idea to a finished product. In April and May, we will be looking at Typography and designing and making a large scale sign. Come and make a sign for an upcoming party at The Edge. We want you! Free, but please RSVP To find…

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Illustrator for Small Businesses and Hobbyists

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

  Adobe Illustrator is the champion of the so called vector graphics editors and is used for designing things that can be applied anywhere, small or large, digital or analogue. Have you done the Laser Cutter induction and need some help getting your ideas digitized? Perhaps you’re looking to create a logo for your business or website. Maybe you’re just looking to create art for your games or animations? All of this is possible with Illustrator! Join this introductory two…

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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

May 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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A Sign for The Edge – Making

May 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Calling all makers, dreamers, designers and fabricators! Come and make something this year at The Edge! Each month until July, The Edge will be making large scale installations. Each installation will involve different making skills from idea to a finished product. In April and May, we will be looking at Typography and designing and making a large scale sign. Come and make a sign for an upcoming party at The Edge. We want you! Free, but please RSVP To find…

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WordPress for Small Businesses and Hobbyists

May 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  WordPress is one of the most used tools to create websites on the internet and is a powerful, yet easy-to-use platform that anyone with basic computer skills can learn. Anyone can join but this workshop will focus on how small businesses, start-ups and hobbyists can make the best use of the tool. Over this two hour workshop you will learn the very basics of using WordPress and setting up your online presence. Our facilitator is an avid user of…

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(Digital) Adventure Time!

May 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Designing adventure games is fun and something that anyone can get up to with some advice, and idea and some basic skillsets that this workshop will provide. All you need to bring with you is an idea, we’ll provide everything else.  Taught by a university lecturer and designer in the local industry, this workshop will step you through the basics of game design theory, and provide you with a solid launch-pad for further development. Whether your aim is to…

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

May 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Facility Induction: CNC Router

May 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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A Sign for The Edge – Making

May 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 17, 2018

Calling all makers, dreamers, designers and fabricators! Come and make something this year at The Edge! Each month until July, The Edge will be making large scale installations. Each installation will involve different making skills from idea to a finished product. In April and May, we will be looking at Typography and designing and making a large scale sign. Come and make a sign for an upcoming party at The Edge. We want you! Free, but please RSVP To find…

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All About the (Craft) Dollars

May 19, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Meet with other crafters looking to take that plunge into turning their creations into small businesses and opportunities to sell their awesome. Share in the experiences of those people that have gone before and have already made all the elementary mistakes. This workshop is presented by Kat Johnston of Fractured Lace who will share her stories and experience of running a business creating handmade fascinators and custom designed jewellery in a highly competitive market. GENERAL INFO. Workshops at The…

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Facility Induction: Recording Studio

May 20, 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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Facility Induction: Soldering Iron

May 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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(Analogue) Adventure Time!

May 26, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  This is all about old school board games, role playing games and games where people sit around a table without a computer in sight. Discuss theory, play some examples and take the first steps towards (maybe) creating something awesome. GENERAL INFO. Workshops at The Edge are suitable for participants aged 16 and over, unless otherwise stated. For details on cancellations and refunds and exchanges please refer to our booking policy. But, in short, we can refund tickets with minimum 7…

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

May 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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