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Workshops are a chance for you to create something new, whether it be a robot, a social media strategy or a pumping electro beat. You may be lstarting from scratch or applying old skills in a new way, but in either case you’ll have something unique to show for it at the end of a workshop.

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March 2017

Designing for the Laser Cutter using Adobe Illustrator

March 26, 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, boxes and signage.

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April 2017

TRYIT // Custom Chocolate Creations

April 2, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

When a run-of-the-mill chocolate egg just won’t do! In this two-part workshop we go beyond the realms of store-bought or homemade chocolate eggs and venture into 3D printing, moulding, vacuum forming and rotocasting to create the ultimate custom chocolate creation.   Over two Sunday afternoons design, print, mould and cast unique eggs, bunnies, dachshunds, rockets and (almost) any other shape or object you can think of (and find a thingverse file for!). Workshop 1 is all about designing and printing your…

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Buckles and Brooches: 3D Printing and Casting

April 16, 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, cost-effective copies? In this workshop participants will step through the basic workflow of taking an idea for a small 3D object into a reproducible resin model: Use simple CAD software to design a belt buckle or small brooch from scratch Print their model on a 3D printer Tidy up the original…

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May 2017

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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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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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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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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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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