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

April registration is now open! Download the April registration form here! PDF Doc

Check out The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre (IPTLC) located in Deakin and sign the kids up to a workshop during the April 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 17, 18 and 19 April:


Tuesday 17 April

Wednesday 18 April

Thursday 19 April



3D Design

Bots Hack

Strange Devices



Wacky Racers

Simple Subs


Participants staying for a full day will be supervised over lunch and should bring their own lunch, water, a hat and sunscreen.

Tuesday 17 April

3D Design (AM)

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

Wacky Racers (PM)

Create car like racers that can go fast, go slow or solve different stylised challenges!

Wednesday 18 April

Bots Hack (AM)

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

Simple Subs (PM)

Up, down and stay! Explore the watery depths with your own handmade under water machine.

Thursday 19 April

Strange Devices (AM)

Combining your wild ideas to make outrageous yet functional new inventions!

Rockets (PM)

3… 2… 1… Blast off! Experiment with different designs to see if you can launch your rocket into outer space.

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

April registration is now open!  Download the April registration form here: PDF Doc

To Book:

Ph: 1800 889 995
Fax: 1800 641 171

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