Adult Classes

 

MakeRoom Adult Classes

Our aim with these adult classes is to create an informal friendly space where people can enjoy learning new skills (or refreshing old ones) in a relaxed fun way.  Only 6 adults per group.

 

All the classes run from our home base in Miramar.  118 Miramar North Road.

 

Term Four 2021

 

 

Hexagonal LED Pods

  • LEVEL: BEGINNER (no prior making experience required)
  • DURATION: 3 x 2hr Evening Sessions (7-9pm) across 3 weeks 
  • COST: $125

We had so many parents and adults eyeing up these “Hexagonal LED Pods” from the school holiday programme we decided to offer them as an Adult Class as well.  Powered by the Arduino Microcontroller you can change the light effect at the push of a button, or even have the lights react to sound using the built in microphone.  From a gentle changing rainbow ripple through to spinning wheels of colour - choose a setting to match your mood.

No experience is required. We will be spending the time soldering all the components together, preparing and glueing the pod frames and finally loading the code onto the Arduino Microcontroller.

 

Dates: 

This course will be offered 3 times in Term 4

  • Option A, Weeks 1 - 3: Monday 18th Oct, 25th Oct, 1st Nov
  • Option B, Weeks 4 - 6: Monday 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 22nd Nov
  • Option C, Weeks 7 - 9: Monday 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec

Stacking Blocks Game

  • LEVEL: BEGINNER (no prior making experience required)
  • DURATION: 3 x 2hr Evening Sessions (7-9pm) across 3 weeks
  • COST: $125
This project is another one borrowed from our holiday programme. Use the controls to rotate your falling blocks to create solid rows - each complete row adds to your score.  Lose track of your blocks and the screen will fill up - ending the game.  You may have played it before but not many will have built their own. Relive your misspent youth!

 

No experience is required. Everyone will get to spray paint their pieces, solder the components, load the code and screw it all together.

 

Dates: 

This course will be offered 3 times in Term 4

  • Option A, Weeks 1 - 3: Monday 18th Oct, 25th Oct, 1st Nov
  • Option B, Weeks 4 - 6: Monday 8th Nov, 15th Nov, 22nd Nov
  • Option C, Weeks 7 - 9: Monday 29th Nov, 6th Dec, 13th Dec

Introduction To Arduino Programming

  • LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE (some prior coding/electronics  experience would be beneficial)
  • DURATION: 9 x 2hr Evening Sessions 7-9pm
  • COST: $350

This practical, 9 week,  hands on course is aimed at those interested in getting to grips with how to use and program the Arduino family of microcontrollers.  

The course includes your own Arduino Uno prototype board as well as many of the components used in the course along with  reference material.

From the basics of making simple connections to the Arduino you will work up to understanding more complicated concepts like the I2C bus, Interrupts, PWM, Stepper Motors, Neopixels, Relays, Mosfets and more.  In the final two weeks participants build a small take home Arduino project.

The goal is to give everyone the skills and confidence they need to incorporate Arduinos into their future designs.

Dates:

This course will run across the following 9 evenings 

  • Option A, Weeks 1 - 9: Thursday 21st Oct, 28th Oct, 4th Nov, 11th Nov, 18th Nov, 25th Nov, 2nd Dec, 9th Dec, 16th Dec

Where Do I Book?

You can signup to attend any of the programmes listed here using the booking system below: