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Weekend makertime for families, 8-12 yrs

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

Saturday 4 May from 10:30am to 12:30pm Saturday 8 June from 10:30am to 12:30pm

Cost

Child: $10

Register for:

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

Join this 2-hour session to get hands-on experience with our maker kits, microscopes, marble-run, wind-tube, electronics and robotics kits.

We’ll introduce you to a series of starter projects designed to develop your creative thinking skills. You could learn some basic coding to use a Sphero robot, or build simple circuits. Explore our Little Bits wall or complete a basic laser cutting project by etching 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 makerspace@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au 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.

Details:

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

  • Bookings and class size: maximum 15 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 their own work.

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.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any particular access or communication needs please contact Christie Torrington, Makerspace Programs Coordinator on 9265 9333 or ctorrington@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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