Recharge is a summer hackerspace program for 15 high school and college students that incorporates a series of intensive digital interactive project workshops and a publicly accessible demo day to conclude the program.
Participants in the program will learn skills relating to technology, electronics and computer programming in the context of prototyping interactive exhibits for the Phenomena Factory at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Inveresk. Each group of students will have a mentor who will help them get the most out of their time and ensure that they are able to overcome any technical hurdles they encounter.
By the end of the program, participants will have learned a heap of new technical skills, as well as having met and learned from some leading lights from local Tasmanian technology companies. More importantly, they will have had an opportunity to build an interactive museum exhibit, which will be shared with the public during the demo day at the conclusion of the program.
The workshops run from 10am to 4pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the three weeks from Wednesday January 7th 2015 to Friday January 23rd 2015.
The public demo day will occur on Saturday the 24th of January 2015.
The workshops and demo day will run from 10am to 4pm.
$200 per participant ($20 per day)
This cost does not include catering. Students are expected to bring their own packed lunch, or buy lunch from the QVMAG Cafe.
Call 03 6323 3742 or visit the QVMAG shop at Inveresk (open from 10am to 5pm 7 days a week).
Please note that spaces are strictly limited to 15 participants, so get in quickly if you're interested in being involved!
If you'd like some more information, you may find what you're looking for in our guide for parents and teachers, which you can download here. We also have a more detailed guide for participants, which you can download here.
If you have questions that aren't answered on this page or in the parents and teachers guide, then please feel free to get in touch with us via our contact form. Or if you'd prefer to talk to a real human being, give Troy a call on 0429 876 966.