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What is Maker Workshop?
Maker Workshop delivers consultation, Professional Development, training, workshops and supplies for anyone wishing to get involved in the Maker subculture. The Maker subculture is a cross over between the hands on ‘Do-It-Yourself’ culture and the ‘Hacker’ electronics and programming/coding subcultures. The Maker subculture embraces discovery, innovation, learning and creativity and embodies the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Maths) learning model. Maker Workshop aims to drive STEAM learning in all ages through ‘Maker’ style hands on workshops that deliver fun, explorative learning with open ended outcomes – the fun doesn’t just stop at the end of the workshop!
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On yet another beautiful day in Brisbane teachers from across the region walked in to the meeting room with boxes full of parts; broken toys, dissected printers and a collection of bits their IT guy gave them. They were there to take part in our latest workshop – Trashbots – an introduction to scavenging parts and transforming everyday[…]
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As facilitators we spend a lot of time in front of people engaging them in conversations, and because of this we feel its important to be more than a faceless company and be, in fact, our crazy, energetic and passionate selves. To that end, we thought we’d introduce you to the team! Dan Cook[…]
Over at the State Library of Queensland, tucked away in a riverside basement lives The Edge. The Edge is a the model for the next generation of library – one that empowers people to ‘explore creativity across art, science, technology and enterprise’. They offer workshops, a fab lab (with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and[…]
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I recently had the chance to play with these petite robots and see the enormous learning potential for all ages. The Ozobots can be programmed in a few ways; by drawing coloured lines on paper through to a full featured block-based, drag-and-drop programming language. These diminutive robots are cost effective and perfect for prep students[…]
There’s a huge amount of Arduino based projects out there and a million ‘Getting started’ videos. However, this one from Collin’s Lab over at Adafruit Industries is one of my favourites. If you have seven minutes and thirty seconds to spare and want to know what the Arduino is all about, I highly recommend watching[…]
Piper is an educational kit that teaches kids how about electronics and computing through a self assembly Raspberry Pi computer kit that runs a special version of Minecraft. The kit teaches kids about electronics through the Minecraft gameplay and provides special mission and interactive tasks without a manual in sight! The first units of the amazingly successful[…]