Workshops

Early 2023 Workshops

The Arduino is a small, cheap, open-source microprocessor platform that is designed to allow anyone to explore the possibilities of automation and robotics.
Our courses and workshops are STEM-based educational demonstrations of how to program the Arduino microprocessor. These structured, yet informal sessions are hands-on and are designed to empower the participants with enough knowledge to be able to build their own robots and gadgets. 
We do not have an age limit. Anyone with basic keyboard and mouse skills will be able to build and program our simple explanatory projects.

Introductory Workshop

This sixty minute, one-off session is a taste-tester and introduction to the Arduino microprocessor and programming using ArduBlock, a “drag and drop” interface. 
No previous experience required.
Participants under 12 are expected to be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children at no additional cost.

11:00am-12:00pm Saturday 14th January

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11:00am-12:00pm Saturday 21st January

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11:00am-12:00pm Saturday 28th January

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10:00-11:00am Tuesday 10th January

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10:00-11:00am Tuesday 17th January

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10:00-11:00am Tuesday 24th January

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10:30-11:30am Wednesday 11th January

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10:30-11:30am Wednesday 18th January

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10:30-11:30am Wednesday 25th January

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1:00-2:00pm Sunday 15th January

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1:00-2:00pm Sunday 22nd January

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1:00-2:00pm Sunday 29th January

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1:00-2:00pm Monday 16th January

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10:30-11:30am Monday 23rd January

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6:00-7:00pm Thursday 12th January

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6:00-7:00pm Thursday 19th January

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6:00-7:00pm Thursday 2nd February

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Soldering Workshop

This ninety minute workshop will teach the basics of soldering as participants put together a InfraRed Signal Detector that they will be able to take away with them at the end of the session.
No previous experience required.
Participants under 12 are expected to be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children at no additional cost.

1:00-2:30pm Tuesday 10th January

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9:30-11:00am Friday 13th January

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1:00-2:30pm Tuesday 17th January

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9:30-11:00am Friday 20th January

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1:00-2:30pm Tuesday 24th January

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9:30-11:00am Friday 27th January

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The following courses run across 8 weeks or 1 school term

Online Courses

The online courses are conducted via Zoom and cover the same content as the Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced courses.
These sessions require participants to have their own computer with the Arduino and Ardublock software installed, and a Techspace Learning Arduino Kit.
These can be purchased by contacting us at info@techspacelearning.org. Once purchased, this custom kit can be picked up in the Adelaide CBD, or can be mailed to anywhere in Australia for an additional cost.
In the event that the course is not what was expected, the kit can be returned to us for a refund. The Techspace Learning Arduino kit has all the components required for the complete Beginners course (eight weeks). A Techspace Learning Extension kit is required for the Beginners 2 and Intermediate courses.

There are no workshops planned for Jan/Feb 2023 at this time.

Beginners 1 Course

The aim of the Beginners courses is to empower the participants with enough knowledge to be able to make their own basic projects using ArduBlock. This course is aimed at participants who may have little to no experience in microprocessor programming.

Two week course, with sessions at 9:30-11:00am from Monday 16th January

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Weekly sessions at 11:00-12:30pm from Saturday 4th February

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Weekly sessions at 1:00-2:30pm from Sunday 5th February

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Weekly sessions at 10:00-11:30am from Tuesday 7th February

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Weekly sessions at 10:30-12:00pm from Wednesday 8th February

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Weekly sessions at 6:00-7:30pm from Thursday 9th February

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Beginners 2 Course

The course continues on from the Beginners course and adds more complex devices and methods to achieve much more with the Arduino. These sessions still use the ArduBlock programming system. Participants must have completed our Beginners course to qualify for these sessions.

Weekly sessions at 9:00-10:30am from Saturday 4th February

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Weekly sessions at 6:00-7:30pm from Tuesday 7th February

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Weekly sessions at 6:00-7:30pm from Thursday 9th February

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Intermediate 1 Course

This course shows participants how to program the Arduino using the native C-based language of the Arduino IDE. Basic digital theory is included in the course. This is a good starting point for participants with some prior experience with the Arduino.

Weekly sessions at 6:30-8:00pm from Friday 3rd February

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Weekly sessions at 3:00-4:30pm from Sunday 5th February

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Weekly sessions at 5:00-6:30pm from Monday 6th February

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Intermediate 2 Course

This course shows participants how to program the Arduino using the native C-based language of the Arduino IDE. Completion of our Robotics Intermediate 1 course is recommended as a pre-requisite for this course.

There are no workshops planned for Jan/Feb 2023 at this time.

Advanced 1 Course

The Advanced course will expand the participants knowledge of the more complex techniques, modules and devices that are available for the Arduino platform and demonstrating how to use them. Moderate knowledge of Arduino programming is required.

There are no workshops planned for Jan/Feb 2023 at this time.