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Meet the VSAs — Rei

The VSAs are the amazing folk who greet you at the service desk, provide you with caffeine and support you in all your adventures through time and space here at the Edge. They are essentially humble super humans without whom this place could not run. We thought you might enjoy finding out more about these mysterious creatures, so we will be quizzing them and introducing them to you over the next little while.


I started working at the Edge…
Only just recently! About a month ago.

My favourite thing about the Edge is…
The fabrication lab! I used to visit The Edge a lot to concentrate on my work as it was a great quiet space and until recently I was unaware of all the different equipment that was available to the public via the Fab lab downstairs. It’s given me the opportunity for me to work on bigger projects that I wasn’t able to do before.

Come talk to me about…
Beagles, Korean food, film photography, Japan, chorus pedals… but more importantly, your creative projects. I’d love to hear about what you’re working on.

I am making…
Actually at the moment I’m laser cutting a new pickguard for my guitar. I would love to try to make a body + neck with the CNC Router sometime too.

I am listening to…
Porches, Snail Mail and the new Dinosaur City Records compilation.

I am watching…
Terrace House (So good, highly recommend it).

In my spare time I…
Play drums in a post punk band.

If I could live anywhere it would be…
I’d love to live in Japan again for a bit but really Bris has my heart.

Pineapple on pizza?
No, never. Feel very strongly about this.

Beach or mountain?
Beach. Love a swim.


The Fabrication Lab is now open longer!

Your community access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab is now even better, offering extended opening hours.

The Fabrication Lab has seen a great uptake from the community over the past 18 months, and now in response to feedback and the high-use of some equipment, designers, crafters and hobbyist can access the makerspace after traditional business hours.

Commencing Tuesday 15 November, we will trial new operating hours in the basement, opening one extra day a week and extending hours out to 8pm.

What does this mean for you? More access to the equipment and space and more opportunity for you to cut, print, sew and make on the laser cutter, 3D printers, sewing machines and hand tools!

If you’ve completed your induction and there’s a project you’re working on, or you’ve got one in mind for Christmas (decorations or presents?), make sure you jump online and book a session, or drop in next Tuesday from midday. Tuesday’s will be a designated ‘drop in’ day – no online bookings, just drop in, add your name to the list, and wait for your 15 minute slot to cut or print.

If you haven’t visited our Fabrication Lab before and you’d like to know how to get involved, drop in while the Lab is open and chat to the staff, or come along to the free weekly meetup, Hack the Evening – Thursday’s and Saturday’s from 5.30pm.

Inductions on all the equipment (which is required before you can play), will be available in the New Year. If you’d like to stay up-to-date and find out when inductions open, sign-up for The Edge’s monthly eNewsletter, and watch out for the first issue in mid-January with a big list of courses, workshops and inductions.


New Fabrication Lab operating hours, from Tuesday 15 November:

Midday to 8pm: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Christmas Closure:

While The Edge will be open throughout the Christmas and New Year period (check the website for closures on public holidays), the Fabrication Lab will run on a different schedule. The Fabrication Lab will be closed from 8pm Saturday 17 December, reopening at midday on Tuesday 31 January 2017.


For more information, visit The Edge website, or call 0 7 3842 9400.


If you follow us on Facebook, you might have already seen our little intro to #MadeToday. This album is the start of our inspiration gallery and a way to answer the question: “What can you do at The Edge?”. Because really, the answer to that question is “how curious are you?”, and “how big is your imagination?” We’ve got all the tools here; the rest is up to you!

And, this is where you (yes you!) come in! We’d love to see what you’re creating in our space so we can share it with The Edge community. Whether you’re in the Fabrication Lab whipping something up on the sewing machines, mixing tracks in the Recording Studio or designing up a poster in the DML – we’d love to see it!

It’s really simple, should take you no longer than 2 minutes, and can be done on your phone.
There are 3 online forms you can use to submit your work in progress / masterpiece / disaster / assignment / tinkering project, and picking the right one will depend on what resources you’ve used at The Edge.

If you’re using the Fabrication Lab: 3D Printers, Laser Cutter, Sewing Machines, Hand Tools or Soldering Irons, then use this form:


If you’re mixing an audio track or video, you can use this form:


And lastly, if you’re using any of the software in the Digital Media Lab, you can use this form:



Next Step? Jump onto one of the online forms and submit something…

PS. We’ve created a few forms, because it allows us to tailor questions to the type of project you’re working on. We’re also trailing these forms out, so if you think we’ve missed off an important question, or you have any feedback for us, let us know by leaving a comment below.


#MadeToday is a gallery of inspiration.When people ask, “What can you do at The Edge?” … the answer really is “how…

Posted by The Edge, Queensland on Monday, 25 May 2015