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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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November 2017

The Edge Book Club // The Walking Dead

November 27, 2017, 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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December 2017

One Last Apocalypse – Free, immersive games & experiences

December 3, 2017, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One Last Apocalypse is reaching its peak on Sunday 3 December, in the form of two prototype experiences – and we want you to come and play! So what is this One Last Apocalypse? One Last Apocalypse is a project that we’ve been delivering at The Edge over the past six months. To recap, it’s a project that has explored the idea of apocalypse as change, and given The Edge the opportunity to reconnect with programming from years ago: The…

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DIY Vacuum Former Workshop

December 9, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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January 2018

Badge(duino)

January 20, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  This is your introduction to Arduino, LED matrices and opportunity to create an awesome, a multi-functional LED display with dozens of applications. No experience required, though not being afraid of a soldering iron would be advantageous. For ages 16+ Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more. For more detailed information, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions. View our other…

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February 2018

How do you Design Think?

February 3, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Design Thinking has transcended the hipster and become a mainstay of learning, designing and generally making. This is your practical, hands-on making introduction with experts that know what they’re talking about. No experience required, just bring with you an open mind and willing hands.   Would you like to know more about Design Thinking… check out this video from our neighbours at the, Asia Pacific Design Library. For ages 16+ Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find…

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Dungeons and Dollhouses – 10-by-10 Foot Room

February 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dungeons and Dollhouses – 10-by-10 Foot Room *Please note that this is a two part workshop running on the 10th and 24th of February 2018 Make your tabletop game look awesome with a 3D terrain made using the 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters. A lot of different strokes for different folk and if none of this makes sense to you but sounds fascinating; come and see.   This workshop includes facility inductions to the CNC routers (small) and…

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This Is Not (Your) Incubator

February 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Starting-up is hard, and getting relevant advice is even harder! Come and spend a few hours with successful entrepreneurs and hear from them advice, hard-eared insights and practical how-to’s to tackling start-up culture. No experience required, an idea is optional but curiosity is essential. For ages 16+ Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more. For more detailed information, please refer…

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Mushroom Madness

February 17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mushroom Madness Uncover how mycelium, fungi and an assortment of other useful mushrooms can be used for things other than eating. Work with scientists and artisans to work with living materials in new and innovative ways. To grow your creations, you’ll need a container, so make sure you bring a few with you to the workshop. Almost anything goes: glass jars, old biscuit tins, plastic takeaway containers, bowls, plates and even pots to make a plant plot. Bring a few…

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