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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 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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December 2018

Festive Bling: Laser Cut Christmas Jewellery

December 1, 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 take you through the process of making festive acrylic laser-cut jewellery, from design to finished pieces. Keep them for yourself, or give them as beautiful gifts, hand-made with love.…

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Cardboard Kaiju 2.0 Tabletop Game

December 1, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free tabletop game experience Cardboard Kaiju 2.0 is on the home stretch – and we want you to come and play! So, what is this Cardboard Kaiju? Cardboard Kaiju 1.0 was a project that we delivered at The Edge in 2017 and now in 2018 over the past three months. There have been game development sessions, design and fabrication sessions and sound and animation sessions with young people. All these sessions have been heading towards creating a game that can be played…

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Laser Tabletop Xmas Tree

December 1, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hoping that Santa will leave you a laser cutter under the tree? Come along to this workshop, and begin your adventures in 2D design and laser-cut creativity by making and decorating a tabletop Christmas tree. Personalize the decorations, add an LED for effect, complete a Laser Cutter induction and get into the Christmas spirit. Requirements. Participants must be over 16 years of age Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times Please register for an Edge Account before you…

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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

December 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. Please note, completion of the induction does not guarantee availability of the equipment, as it is subject to demand. 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,…

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Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

December 2, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Book and use the laser cutter for free, once you’ve successfully completed your induction. Please note, completion of the induction does not guarantee availability of the equipment, as it is subject to demand. 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,…

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Festive Bling: Laser Cut Christmas Jewellery

December 8, 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 take you through the process of making festive acrylic laser-cut jewellery, from design to finished pieces. Keep them for yourself, or give them as beautiful gifts, hand-made with love.…

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

December 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Facility Induction: Sewing Machine

December 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 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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