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Upcoming Events

April 2017

Facility Induction: CNC Router

April 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen…

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Videos for the web 1: An Introduction

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

Would you like to start creating videos for the web, but don’t know where to start? In this session participants will learn some of the secrets of getting great video content on video sharing sites like Vimeo, youtube, Metacafe and the Open Video Project (OV). We’ll run through: Technical pointers for making and uploading your video. An intro to the facilities and equipment on offer at The Edge to help produce your own video, and; Putting a short video together…

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Videos for the web 2: Tech Skills & Channels

April 30, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start making regular videos for the web? Are you thinking about starting your own video blog or channel? This session is designed to give participants grounding in the technical production skills they need to create quality video content for the web. The course will also cover some of the key considerations when creating a video channel or vblog, such as: Capturing quality footage Sound quality  Editing tips Starting a channel Participants will even have a go…

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May 2017

Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

May 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 1.5 hour 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 PC…

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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

May 3, 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: a CNC Router, Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 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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Facility Induction: CNC Router

May 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

May 4, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of InDesign, like setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.  In this 1.5 hour course we’ll step you through: How to set up an artboard for different paper sizes, complete with margins, gutters and bleed Placing images in your document and how to ensure they are correctly linked Working with text and setting up guides By the end of the session, you will walk away with a magazine cover that you…

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Designing for the Laser Cutter using Adobe Illustrator

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

You might have heard (or seen) that we have a Laser Cutter in the Fabrication Lab. This piece of machinery is one of our favourites; it’s fast, incredibly precise and can (with some imagination) create beautiful items, from jewellery to wallets, lampshades, custom boxes and business signage. In this 4 hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator (the software that talks to the Laser Cutter) to design objects that are then ready to be cut or etched…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

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

Learn the basics of InDesign, like setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.  In this 1.5 hour course we’ll step you through: How to set up an artboard for different paper sizes, complete with margins, gutters and bleed Placing images in your document and how to ensure they are correctly linked Working with text and setting up guides By the end of the session, you will walk away with a magazine cover that you…

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

May 10, 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 and 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

May 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen…

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Arduino 1: Intro to Physical Computing

May 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop will get you started with physical computing using the Arduino micro-controller platform. You’ll learn some of the basics of electronics theory, and prototype a series of simple circuits using solderless breadboards, to explore how a range of common electronic components operate. You’ll load example programs onto the Arduino micro-controller to control the components.  Requirements and prerequisites: No experience required! Participants must be over 16 years of age Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times  Before you…

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Facility Induction: Recording Studio

May 14, 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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InDesign 2 & 3: Advanced editing with Adobe InDesign

May 14, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create slick documents for digital and print publications in this advanced InDesign course. Over 4 hours we’ll walk you through advanced features of InDesign: Powerful tools for streamlining the editing process Configuring documents properly from the outset Creating interactive PDF’s, forms and e-publications using tools like: table of contents, buttons, hyperlinks, basic animations and linked content Liquid layouts, layout planning and set-up Advances page options: Creating documents with different page sizes Converting existing documents to a format appropriate for digital…

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Arduino 1: Intro to Physical Computing

May 16, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop will get you started with physical computing using the Arduino micro-controller platform. You’ll learn some of the basics of electronics theory, and prototype a series of simple circuits using solderless breadboards, to explore how a range of common electronic components operate. You’ll load example programs onto the Arduino micro-controller to control the components. Requirements and prerequisites: No experience required! Participants must be over 16 years of age Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times Before you…

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Facility Induction: Sewing Machine

May 17, 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 chosen resource,…

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

May 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen…

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Arduino 2: Intermediate Physical Computing

May 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop expands on the introductory workshop, and will get you started with coding your own programs for Arduino. You’ll draw on some tried-and-true project circuit designs that combine multiple sensors and actuators, and develop your own Arduino programs to customise the behaviour of the projects you build.  Requirements and prerequisites: Participants must be over 16 years of age Attendance of the introductory workshop or some experience with Arduino Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times Before you…

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

May 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen…

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Arduino 3: Advanced Physical Computing

May 28, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this workshop, you’ll design your own electronics circuits to use with the Arduino micro-controller. You will learn advanced Arduino programming techniques, and how to apply these techniques to create unique interactive electronic projects including art pieces, toys or costumes. Requirements and prerequisites: Some knowledge of Arduino, or attendance of the previous workshops Participants must be over 16 years of age Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers…

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Facility Induction: CNC Router

May 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen…

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