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June 2017

Million Stars Project

June 29 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

USQ’s own star weaving community ‘USQ Stars’ has committed to making 10,000 stars by July 2017 for the One Million Stars to End Violence project. The stars are a symbol of light, courage and solidarity and will feature in an installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Feel free to join us in learning how to weave stars for a good cause in a social environment.

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Create a Papercraft LED Robot (Bookings Essential)

June 29 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Learn the basics of circuits and build a papercraft LED robot.  This is a great introduction to later electronics workshops, and demonstrates an easy way to upcycle materials and add LEDs to your projects. Primary school education students and teachers will also enjoy this workshop as an introduction to craft with technology. Email makerspace@usq.edu.au to RSVP before the 27th of June.

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July 2017

Chinese Traditional Medicine

July 10 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Chinese Traditional Medicine workshop presented by National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.   Chinese medicine is based on the chi, the yin and yang. Nursing students from Taiwan will discuss and demonstrate traditional Chinese medicine.   This will include massage and acupuncture techniques which are becoming more and more accepted as an alternative to Western medicine.

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Learn to Crochet

July 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Have you ever wanted to whip up an afghan, create a cute hat or make yourself a scarf? This class will start you on that journey.  Aimed at beginners of crochet, you will learn the basic stitches that you can use to create a range of simple crocheted items. Just come along – crochet hooks and yarn will be provided.

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CANCELLED: Million Stars Project (Last Session!)

July 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

We're on our last 100 stars!  We need to help to crack the final 10,000! USQ’s own star weaving community ‘USQ Stars’ has committed to making 10,000 stars by July 2017 for the One Million Stars to End Violence project. The stars are a symbol of light, courage and solidarity and will feature in an installation at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Feel free to join us in learning how to weave stars for a good cause in a social environment.

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Community Project: Creating Colourful Tiles

July 14 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Creating colourful decorative tiles is easy – even for the non-artistic! If you’ve ever thought that you didn’t have a creative bone in your body so these workshops would not be for you – THINK AGAIN! Try your hand at enjoyable, no–bake, tile painting using Alcohol Inks – it’s easy – with no artistic experience required. Alcohol ink is an amazing medium! Beautiful colours Easy to use and push around on the tile using brushes, Qtips or your fingers If you don’t like…

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Learn to Program: HTML & CSS

July 17 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Learn the basics of HTML & CSS and work through activities on codeacademy.com in a social environment.  BYO laptop essential, don’t forget your charger cords!  

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Makers Evening

July 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Get connected with the local maker community and bring along your projects to work on or just socialise.  Have a look at what others have built and come show off anything you have made. Get help and advice for your 3D printing/3D modelling/Arduino/Raspberry Pi/Drones/Microcontroller/Home Automation technology projects and STEM activity ideas for your school.  Start to learn the basics if you aren't very confident with new tech and want to get into teaching it. Anyone from the local community is…

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DATE CHANGE: Getting Started with 3D Printing

July 21 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

This class will walk you through what all the 3D printing hype is about and teach you how to make your own 3D printed life hacks for around the house or at work. Make the UP! Box 3D printer in the Makerspace to do your bidding. Learn where to find the best models for 3D printing, material choices, printer capabilities and how to finish your models with smoothing techniques and painting.  This session is targeted at a beginner level and…

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Learn to Code: Ruby

July 24 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
USQ Makerspace: Toowoomba Campus Library R block Level 3,

Learn the basics of Ruby, a convenient and powerful web development framework.  Websites like Airbnb, Groupon, Kickstarter, GitHub and Shopify were built in this elegant language.  In this session, we’ll work through activities on codeacademy.com in a social environment.  BYO Laptops essential, don’t forget  your charger cable!  Anyone is welcome.

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