Central Park Mall’s resident techxperts are hosting four hands-on workshops in their flagship Maker Hub store on Level 1. With dates throughout April, Jaycar is the perfect way to keep your budding engineer, electrician or tinkerer entertained these school holidays!
Kids under 16 years require an adult over 18 years to remain with them at some workshops. The supervising adult doesn’t require a ticket, but we welcome all ages to join in so why not grab one too!
Come for a play with Sphero SPRK+ and LEGO® as you learn how to block code while having fun! You’ll have the robot ball rolling, turning and interacting before using blocks and wheels to come up with a creative solution to an interesting challenge.
Coding is great for keeping minds active and developing everyday life skills such as problem solving, decision making, logic reasoning, maths, creativity and more.
10:30 am Wed 7 April, Fri 9 April, Wed 14 April, Fri 16 April
11:30 am Sun 11 April, Sun 18 April
Join us for a hands-on introduction into the world of Arduino for absolute beginners. Enthusiasts will get a kick out of this one too!
We’ll guide you step-by-step in building your wall dodge robot. You’ll learn about all the parts and their functions.
Every Wednesday in April.
1:30pm and 4:30pm
Learn to solder by creating a wearable badge with LEDs & buzzers! Show it off at your next party. A great project for all ages! Join us for a 1.5 hour (90-minute) hands-on workshop for beginners and enthusiasts. On the day choose a badge design from a skull, owl, rocket, pirate or robot.
After a safety briefing we’ll guide you step-by-step through soldering and the electronics behind your interactive badge. At the end you’ll know how all parts work! Learning to solder is easier than you think. Come learn a lifelong skill and some basic electronics.
Every Friday in April
1:30pm and 4:30pm
Build an mBot Coding Robot from scratch before learning how to use block code to bring it to life. Your little mBot then needs to venture out on its own to complete a challenge without your help; can it succeed?
You will use a hand tool and tablet to create an interactive robot that gives you instant feedback on your new skills based on its behaviour.
Sun 11 April and Sun 18 April