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Adult Classes - Term Two 2022

 

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.

 

Do You Have A Gift Card?

If you have a gift card and would like to redeem it for an upcoming Adult Class please e-mail us at enquiry@makeroomwellington.nz with your gift card number and the details of the programme you want to book for.

 

Term Two 2022

Hexagonal LED Pods - $125 (3 Weeks)

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

 

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.

 

Course Dates:

Week 1: Thursday 12th May (7pm-9pm)

Week 2: Thursday 19th May (7pm-9pm)

Week 3: Thursday 26th May (7pm-9pm)

 

Skill Builder: Laser Cutting - $45 (1 Week)

  • LEVEL: BEGINNER (no prior making experience required)
  • DURATION: 1 x 2hr Evening Session (7-9pm)
  • COST: $45

 

This course is another of our one evening “Skill Builder” sessions. It introduces people to the world of Laser Cutting. You will learn about the machine itself and use Inkscape to design a simple etch and cut. Come and learn about this incredibly useful tool.

No prior experience is required.

 

Course Dates:

Thursday 2nd June (7pm-9pm)

 

Maker Box - $165 (4 Weeks)

  • LEVEL: BEGINNER (no prior making experience required)
  • DURATION: 4 x 2hr Evening Sessions (7-9pm)
  • COST: $165 (Covers all 4 sessions)

Looking for an awesome place to store your making supplies and tools?  Come build our funky Maker Box (some people might even call it a tool box).  Inspired by the vintage craft boxes from last century, the base is 12mm ply with the top and handle made of Lasercut MDF.

No experience is required.  Everyone will get to hammer and glue all the pieces together, sand, and varnish as well as using the laser cutter to etch a design onto the top of the box and cut a stencil to spray paint onto the side.

 

Course Dates:

Week 1: Wednesday 11th May (7pm-9pm)

Week 2: Wednesday 18th May (7pm - 9pm)

Week 3: Wednesday 25th May (7pm - 9pm)

Week 4: Wednesday 1st June (7pm - 9pm)

 

Skill Builder: Ultrasonic Levitator - $105 (2 Weeks)

  • LEVEL: BEGINNER (no prior making experience required)
  • DURATION: 2 x 2hr Evening Session (7-9pm)
  • COST: $105 (Covers both sessions)

 

This is another project taken straight out of our Stem Club Kids programme.  Using the power of Sound Waves small particles of styrofoam levitate between two Ultrasonic Transducers.  An Arduino Microcontroller provides the pulses to create a standing wave that holds the foam in place - you can even stack multiple pieces on different nodes of the wave.  Portable (scientific) magic!

No experience is required. We will be spending the time preparing and soldering the components, screwing together the frame and loading the code onto the Arduino.

 

Course Dates:

Thursday 9th June (7pm-9pm)

Thursday 16th June (7pm-9pm)

 

Introduction To Arduino Programming - $350 (9 Weeks)

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

 

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 provided materials  include your own Arduino Uno prototype board, reference material as well as many of the components used in the course.

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.

 

Course Dates:

Week 1: Friday 13th May (7pm-9pm)

Week 2: Friday 20th May (7pm-9pm)

Week 3: Friday 27th May (7pm-9pm)

Week 4: Friday 3rd June (7pm-9pm)

Week 5: Friday 10th June (7pm-9pm)

Week 6: Friday 17th June (7pm-9pm)

Week 7: Friday 1st July (7pm-9pm)

Week 8: Friday 8th July (7pm-9pm)

Week 9: Friday 15th July (7pm-9pm)

 

COMING SOON!:

  • Build A Guitar Pedal (3 Weeks)
  • Introduction To Welding (3 Weeks)

 

Where Do I Book?

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