MakerSpace

What is a MakerSpace?

A MakerSpace is a place where people can come together to use, and learn to use, materials as well as develop creative projects. MakerSpace promotes learning through play and is a place that can be used for a range of activities with flexible learning goals and creative purposes. We provide access via subscriptions and programs to a range of tools and equipment for designing and creating, using devices such as 3D printers, a laser etcher, soldering irons, an industrial sewing machine and overlocker, as well as a range of electronics (Raspberry Pi, Arduino).

 

Subscriptions (GST inclusive):

  • Day pass: $15 per person (this includes 20 minutes of specialised advice from our technicians – bookings recommended)
  • Annual adult subscription: $575 per person
  • Annual student subscription: $375 per person
  • Access cards: $50 for five sessions (5 x 20 minutes of specialised advice from our technicians – bookings recommended)
  • Corporate subscriptions (negotiable).

 

Subscriptions are contingent on successfully completing an induction process and agreeing to the MakerSpace code of conduct. MakerSpace availability subject to key personnel. Materials charged extra.

Regular Programs
Girls Code 2

GIRLS <Code 2> program, Term 3
– Make a 3D platformer game!

Providing girls from grade 5 to year 10 (11-16 years) with a practical foundation in computer programming, computer literacy and software development. GIRLS [Code2] runs in Terms 2, 3 and 4 with each term covering a new core block of learning over the 10 weeks.

Each learning block will focus on a particular core project that aims to offer a diverse and imaginative environment for girls to learn and have fun with programming. The projects will be designed to be stand-alone, but can also flow from one project to another. In this way, girls can join at the start of any learning block (term) and still find value in the outcomes for each project.

TERM 3: Game Design “Make a 3D Platformer Game”

  • Java code
  • Game design & development
  • Graphic design & wire-framing
  • Understanding development software
  • 3D modelling
  • Open source & Copyright

WHEN?
Tuesdays, 4:00-5.30pm from 17 July – 18 September 2018

COST

$200 (inc GST) – 10 sessions

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Jarrod O’Malley is a passionate and experienced full stack interactive multimedia developer, who has dedicated years to teaching children the joys of coding.

During his time teaching programming he has had the opportunity to run various programs for students and teachers alike. So far he’s taught over 600 children to code at 15 different schools across Victoria.

In the real world he is a cyber-security consultant working to make the digital world a safer and more inclusive place for everyone.

Any questions please contact us. 

Soldering

Dive into the fun side of electronics and create and KEEP your own LED Fun project. When you think of a TV, Tablet, Smart Phone and a Car – what do they have in common? Printed Circuit Boards! They are at the heart of most electronics – consumer products, telecommunications, food-processing and the automotive industries.

You will learn basic soldering techniques each session. In this hands-on workshop we will guide you step-by-step so that you gain a deeper understanding of how circuit boards are put together.

  • 3 hour workshops
  • $50 per session
Teachers Tinkering Tuesdays

Teachers Tinkering Tuesdays is a great opportunity for teachers interested in expanding their knowledge in STEM and digital curriculum to come in to try new interactive technologies and share ideas with fellow teachers.

Sessions are hosted by our MakerSpace helpers, are flexible and work around what you want to learn.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • iOT (Internet of Thing)
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • 3D Printing
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design
  • Circuit Board development

Teachers Tinkering Tuesdays are held once a month from 4:30-6:00pm. Each session is $33 and includes a return pass to the MakerSpace valued at $15.

Purchase your ticket to our July Tinkering session below, or find our other monthly sessions in ‘Events.’

3D Printing

Learn how to do basic 3D Printing. This includes a range of programs to create personal objects with 3D printers i.e. jewellery, keyrings, decorative miniatures and kitchen gadgets.

 

Program: Intro to 3D Printing

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • $15 per person
  • $10 for children under 12 years old with a guardian/parent