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Maker Time – for families

Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Tuesday 20 September from 10:30am to 1:30pm

Do you want to come and learn in our makerspace at Darling Square Library with your children?

Join this 3-hour session to get hands-on experience with 3D printers, laser cutters, microscopes, marble-run, wind-tube, and electronic and robotics kits.

We’ll introduce you to a series of starter projects designed to develop your creative thinking skills. You could learn how to use an Arduino, Makey Makey or a Sphero, or build simple circuits. You could create a small 3D print, laser cut a box or etch a creative design onto perspex.

What you’ll learn

In each session, 2 experienced facilitators will be on hand to introduce you to making projects, show you the space and its equipment and discuss your ideas. There will be an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning and learning from publicly available resources within the class.

If you have your own project idea you’d like to explore we encourage you to email us on before your session so we can best support you and your children.

What you’ll have access to

  • Resources provided: materials like LEDs, perspex, plywood, electronic sensors, cardboard and craft materials are available.

  • Computing devices: high powered laptops and iPads.

  • Physical computing devices include: Makey Makey, M-Bot, Edisons, Spheros and Arduino.

  • Laser cutting in perspex and plywood is limited to materials 10cm x 10cm.

  • 3D print jobs are limited to 30-minutes in duration.


  • Cost: $10 for each child (accompanying adults are free).

  • Bookings and class size: maximum 10 children – bookings essential.

  • Suitable for: 8 to 12 years and their parents or guardians.

  • Experience level: no prior making experience required.

What to bring

Each participant will need to bring a USB to save all your material.

We think carefully about the suggested age range for our activities and this workshop is only appropriate for children over the age of 8 years.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay in the makerspace to engage with the activity alongside their child. Parents and guardians not staying in the makerspace are required to stay in the library during the session.

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