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Upcoming Events

October 2017

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! If you don’t have foundational knowledge in Python, please register to attend one our free introductory classes. // Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions,…

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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

Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

November 1, 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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Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

November 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 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: Recording Studio

November 5, 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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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! If you don’t have foundational knowledge in Python, please register to attend one our free introductory classes. // Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions,…

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

November 8, 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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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! If you don’t have foundational knowledge in Python, please register to attend one our free introductory classes and/or our Practical Python workshop. // Before you book, please read our Short…

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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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Facility Induction: CNC Router

November 15, 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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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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Facility Induction: Sewing Machine

November 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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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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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

November 29, 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…

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December 2017

DIY Vacuum Former Workshop

December 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

3D printing is just the beginning, the gateway to all things additive and subtractive in the DIY manufacturing space. Join The Edge team and explore the new frontier, building your very own vacuum former to make new and interesting things with. Belt buckles, chocolate moulds, packaging and so much more. Build one, own one, and do awesome things with it for Christmas (or as a gift). It is an awesome opportunity to recycle all those plastic milk bottles! Experience: Nope,…

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TwinDeck Drawing Machine Workshop: Magic from mathematics

December 10, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guilloche patterns are the swirls and curls you find on the front of banknotes, the back of expensive Swiss watches and underneath Spirograph wheels. In this workshop you’ll assemble a machine that uses two turntables and a pantograph to create an intriguing variety of these mesmerising patterns, all powered from a standard USB socket – something a little like this. Mathematics, art, and making combine to produce a unique Christmas gift, or a new holiday pastime. Experience: Nope, none required,…

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DIY MIDI Controller Workshop

December 16, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Making digital music is awesome and making it with controllers is even more awesome but they’re expensive magical boxes no one understands. At The Edge, we want to change that and pull the curtain back on an open source, DIY solution to create awesome controllers for you or the ones you love. Soldering, Arduino, buttons and Abelton; it’s not going to get much better if any of that makes sense to you. Experience: Some experience with soldering required, everything else…

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