Upcoming Technology events at all Libraries
Regular Technology events
Li'l Constructibles is a term-long programme daring kids to do something new! Use STRAWBEES to build a robot racer or shapes that intrigue!
Strawbees is a construction set for you to build things that can stand, move, spin, glide, or even walk across the floor using straws, connectors and micro-bits. This programme is suitable for ages 4 to 8.
ArcadeLAB will see students progress through a variety of tutorials aimed at developing their skills and techniques in building their own 80s style arcade game using Microsoft Makecode. After gaining a grasp of the basics and some inspiration, students will then design and create their own game! Sessions are for children (10-12) and teens (13-16).
Join us for a term-long children's programme to meet Edison the Programmable Robot and bring it to life using block coding.
Suitable for children aged 7 and up.
No, this is not Chips and Pi in the traditional sense. These sessions focus on Microchips and Raspberry Pi’s microcomputers! Chips and Pi is essentially our LAB lesson series redesigned for adults who have little or no experience with computers and electronics but wish to learn more about electronics and technology. Come and give it a go!
Would you like help with your CV, setting up an email account, online job applications, or general computer help? One-on-one help sessions are available.
Suitable for adults.
The LAB - Libraries mobile makerspace programme is an interactive programme for young people which engages them in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) and engenders a passion for learning.
Suitable for children and teens, aged 10-16.
CodeLAB is an interactive programme for those interested in learning how to code basic programs using Python, a great, beginner-friendly coding language! The sessions will involve several interactive exercises to develop your skills and put your coding abilities to the test as well as a pack full of useful information to collect. Please note this is for those completely new to coding. Give it a go!
Learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorm robot over 10 sessions in Auaha Makerspace. This series of free workshops are suitable for 8-12 year olds, and all equipment is supplied for use.
Be creative - have fun while exploring with science, technology, arts and math... and a story to go with it!!! This STEAM programme for ages 5-7 years involves a science storytime with discussion of the science in the story and a hands-on activity.
Spend an hour with the Auaha Librarians during which we’ll talk nothing but stickers!
Got a design?
The Auaha Librarians will help you get your design ready for print and cut on our industrial vinyl printer.
Don’t have a design yet?
The Auaha Librarians can show you different tools from absolute beginner to semi-professional to help you get started with your first design.
Suitable for all ages.
Occasional Technology Events
Aside from regular programming, we often run various one-off workshops and courses in our makerspace. Past and planned programmes include Candle Camp, 3D Printing Basics, Podcast Recording, TronBots, Coding Classes, Watercolour Painting, and more! View our Event Calendar to see what's coming up.
If you're proud of a creative hobby or skillset you have, and want to share your passion with others through Auaha Makerspace, please get in touch with us!
Kanorau Digital Literacy
Kanorau Digital is a new short course designed to help individuals who find the digital world a bit (or a lot) challenging. During this digital skills course, you will gain the skills to navigate websites and apps with more confidence. Each course topic covers different learning areas and everyday digital skills. This short course is fees-free!
To find out where and when the next Kanorau Digital course is running, keep an eye on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui. Alternatively, you can check the Kanorau Digital Literacy website.