Invention Convention

Questacon Invention Convention

Don't just use the latest technology- create it!

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Workshops for students

School Workshops

Workshops in Canberra

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Holiday Workshops

Workshops during the school holidays

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Touring School Workshops

Touring workshops brought to your classroom.

students building their prototype

Virtual Excursion

Live workshops streamed from our studios in Canberra to your school.

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Workshops for teachers

Teacher Workshops

Accredited workshops for teachers.

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Social Media

See what everyone's been up to.

Workshops around Australia

Within the Community

Enterprising Australians

Find out about Australian inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Taj Pabari, founder of Fiftysix Creations, works with a student

Community Events

Public events and talks.

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Make at Questacon in Canberra

Holiday Workshops

Registration for October school holiday workshops coming soon!

Check out The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (IPTLC) located in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop during the October school holidays.

These hands-on workshops designed for young people aged between 10-15 years old will unleash the inner inventor, designer or maker.

Participants will get the opportunity to meet other like-minded people, make some cool stuff, get great advice on their creations, and find out how to further develop their ideas while having heaps of fun along the way!

Morning and afternoon workshops are available on 3, 4 and 5 October:

 

Wednesday 3 October

Thursday 4 October

Friday 5 October

Morning

(9am-12pm)

3D Design

App Design

GameCraft

Afternoon

(1pm-4pm)

Bots Hack

Floating Cranes

Crash Test

*Workshops subject to change prior to release of registration form | **Participants staying for a full day will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Wednesday 3 October

3D Design (AM)

How can we take an object from our imagination and describe it to a computer?

Bots Hack (PM)

Use simple materials to make Lego NXT robots do your chores!

Thursday 4 October

App Design (AM)

Ever wondered what goes into designing and making an app? Learn by prototyping your very own!

Floating Cranes (PM)

Lifting weights on water? Keep your crane from sinking as you move cargo across the water.

Friday 5 October

GameCraft (AM)

What goes into creating a computer game? Learn to make your own mini game using Scratch, then invent a wacky new way to control it!

Crash Test (PM)

Protect your precious cargo. Design and build a vehicle that’s going to get crumpled in a collision, but leave the occupants unscathed.

Workshops: $55 per session (incl. GST)
Q Club members: $44 per session (incl. GST)

Registration forms coming soon!

 

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