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Bringing Your Coolest Ideas to Life: Engineering, CAD and 3D printing

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CAD design and 3D printing - simply design it and bring it to life. CAD (computer-aided design) opens up a brand new creative pathway to bring your wildest dreams into a reality. This course will help teach young minds the basics of design, 3D printing and basic engineering principles, inspiring a new generation to take up pathways in STEM starting from right now.

This workshop will run from the 15th to the 17th of January 2023, from 9AM to 1PM. Each day will work on a different aspect of CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and manufacturing (3D printing and laser-cutting). While the workshop is a continuous experience, each of the days can be attended as an individual workshop.

This is a beginner/intermediate course, however we are experienced in designing, and manufacturing robotic parts that are used in the real world. We will work on the basic skills needed to model dice, vases and gift boxes, and demonstrate how to work and use 3D printers for future creations. 

After learning the basic skills, we will work to create a 3d-printed/laser-cut Pinball Machine (+other fun projects)which the children will have the opportunity to design, customise and manufacture to take home at the end of the workshop.

No prior experience is needed to attend. Recommended grades for this workshop are grades 6 to 12. Anything that is printed over the course of the three days you can keep!

The CAD software that will be used is Onshape - Onshape is a free to use, browser-based CAD software used by industry professionals, and means your child can continue to design their inventions after this workshop. Although we will run through installation at the start of the workshop, please try and make an account beforehand. Please use the link below to make an account, and follow the website prompts. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Tickets are $50 for each day, or a discounted price of $130 if you buy a ticket for the full workshop.

Onshape Link:

What to bring: 

  • BYO Laptop with an Onshape Account
  • Laptop Charger
  • Computer mouse (recommended)
  • Lunch/snack and water bottle

NOTE: If a BYO laptop is unattainable, please contact us prior to the workshop date to organise another solution. 


MEDIA RELEASE: We will be taking photographs and video clips of the activities during the workshop/s to share on social media for both promotional and informational purposes. Your attendee may appear in these photographs or video clips. Unless explicitly notified beforehand, your attendee's participation in the workshop confers consent to us being able to publish that media via social and other channels.

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