Bendigo Tech School Maker Club - commencing soon!

The Bendigo Tech School Maker Club is a creative after school program for young people aged 10 to 18.

You’ll get to hang out, meet new people and take part in free tech activities within a supported environment where you will have the opportunity to develop your own projects using Tech School equipment.

Maker Club is run by trained mentors in areas such as programming, laser cutting, 3D printing, digital design, augmented reality and multimedia.

Maker Club runs fortnightly on Thursdays during term time, and is intended to run as an 8 month program.

Contact us to sign up or find out more!

 

ACTIVITY

TIME/DATE

DESCRIPTION

 IN BRIEF

LASER CUTTING

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 29 Apr

 

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 13 May

 

Learn the design techniques and software required to create a project using subtractive manufacturing processes. In this session, you will become familiar with using vector-based software to design a name tag or similar product and how to manufacture your design with a range of materials on a laser cutter.

·       Take home coaster, keyring

·       Make automata gears

3D PRINTING

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 27 May

 

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 10 Jun

 

Explore the potential of additive manufacturing. Create a 3D model, learn about 3D printing file formats, and print your model using a range of 3D printing technologies. Make your own recycled printing filament from milk bottles.

·       Create 3D characters for  your automata

CODING

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 24 Jun

 

4:00 – 6:00 pm, 22 Jul

 

Learn the basics of block and script coding using a range of technologies from EV3 robots, micro bits to drones, and block code to python.

·       Control  your automata  with processors

INTERNET OF THINGS

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 05 Aug

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 19 Aug

By getting hands-on with Raspberry Pi and sensor technologies, you will begin to unravel the functionality of Internet of Things networks and the opportunities they present for automation. Learn the basics of IoT concepts and create your own simple sensor activated systems.

·       Remotely access your automata

AUGMENTED REALITY

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 02 Sep

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 16 Sep

Use immersive digital communication techniques to engage others with limitless creative possibilities. You will learn augmented reality essentials by designing an AR business card. You will also have the opportunity to design and test your own AR tracker.

·       Use the AR tracker to make your  automata  immersive

MULTIMEDIA

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 14 Oct

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 28 Oct

Dive into the world of vlogging, podcasting, and live video editing. From correctly holding a boom and framing your video footage, to editing out background noise and keyframing, learn how to use the tools required for producing high quality videos and audio.

·       Create a 3-5min presentation of your creation

PERSONAL PROJECTS

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 11 Nov

4:00 – 5:30 pm, 25 Nov

Use the skills that you have developed throughout the year to design and produce your own solution to help endangered local wildlife.

·       Use your acquired knowledge to produce a hands-on solution to help local endangered wildlife.

Makers Christmas

4:00 – 6.00 pm, 09 Dec

 

Use your knowledge of vector based design to create Christmas ornaments or similar and manufacture your design with a range of materials on a laser cutter.

·       Create Christmas ornaments

Get in touch

Contact us

Phone:
03 5444 7113
Address:
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill