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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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August 2018

Mushroom Madness

August 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is a lot more to fungi than mushrooms and there a lot more you can do with them besides making soup. Mycelium — the roots of a fungus that you never usually see — can be used as a sort of living cement, turning sawdust or coffee grounds into objects that are light, white, sturdy and biodegradable. Work with scientists and makers to mix and mould your own mycelium creations: bowls, plates, lampshades and drink coolers. Bring your own…

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Designer Dollhouses

August 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Designer dollhouses (two sessions) *Please note that this is a two part workshop running on the 18th and 25th of August 2018 Imagine, design and fabricate the custom dollhouse of your dreams using all the tools that The Edge has on offer. Walls, windows, furniture, a neo-gothic fantasy or a classical interpretation, create it your way over two weekends of making delight. Techniques that will be covered: • 3D modelling, printing and finishing • laser cutting • introductory electronics…

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September 2018

Block Battle Bots

September 1, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note this is a three part workshop happening on 1, 8, and 15 September, leading into a championship tournament to be held at the Fun Palace event on 6 October. Come and learn how to combine $60 worth of electronics with Lego to build the ultimate battle robot. Kits will be provided for onsite use only, or you can buy your own to take and make it at home. Over three weeks ·Design and build your own extreme fighting…

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(Analogue) Game Design

September 8, 1:00 pm - 5:00 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. Join Dylan Shearer from Table Tyrant Games and Vault Games as he takes you through the do’s and don’ts of making your first tabletop game, as well guiding you through your first prototype build. This workshop will cover introduction and basics…

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The Dark Art of Ant Husbandry

September 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There are about a million ants for every human on the planet, but their private lives are usually hidden and mysterious. Making your own formicarium is a way to observe, learn and form a meaningful relationship with these ubiquitous neighbours. Ants are low-maintenance pets that will not chew up your shoes and thrive on an inexpensive diet. Learn what types of ants thrive in captivity (and where to get them), how to keep your colony happy, and build them a…

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Desktop Moss Wall

September 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

According to NASA, plants in your office workspace can remove pollutants common in indoor air like formaldehyde, as well as providing oxygen and increasing your happiness. Moss is an excellent candidate for this job, because it does not need much light or any soil, can survive drying out and grows slowly without dropping leaves.  In this workshop, you will build yourself a desktop moss wall, add moss, and make your workspace a healthier and happier place to be. GENERAL INFO.…

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October 2018

White Hat (Ethical) Hacking

October 13, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about the fundamentals of personal digital security working with a digital security expert. White Hat hacking inherits its name from the white hat donned by the good guys in Western movies (not to be confused with the bad guys who wear black hats). White Hat Hackers are computer security experts who are often hired by organisations to test out their security systems.

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Desktop Led Sign Making

October 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

You’ll be putting together and coding up a desktop led digital oddity that will be the envy of your entire office. It will come in a shiny acrylic stand.

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November 2018

Mechanical Cabarets and Other Marvels – South Bank

November 10, 10:00 am - 1:00 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. The iconic view of the Brisbane River, the “Wheel of Brisbane” and QPAC is precisely cut to scale out of cardboard and presented in a flat pack kit. The wheel slowly turns as a ferry boat cruises by. This kit can be assembled by teens and adults. It…

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Get Lit! (laser cut lamps)

November 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 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 and wallets, to lampshades and signage. In this four hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe to design objects which are then ready to be cut or etched on the laser. At the end of the workshop you’ll walk…

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