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Mechanical Contraptions

Test your skills in construction with a workshop that transforms your engineering ideas into reality.

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Automata are fascinating marvels that utilise a range of the mechanical processes found in modern machinery.

Designing and building automata requires a range of skills from art, engineering and maths.

Over 5 weeks, participants will design and create their own automaton from cardboard.

They will design mechanical linkages between different elements to create a hand-cranked cam system that brings life to an environment of their own choosing.

Through construction and decoration, participants will explore key design principles of form and function. Then take your contraption home to tinker and learn further.


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Event Details

Limited spots!
Bookings essential.

  • Date
    Thursdays, 5 March – 2 April or Saturdays, 7 March – 4 April
  • Time
    4.15pm – 5.30pm (Thursdays) - 10.30am – 11.45am (Saturdays)
  • Location
    Scitech Lab View Map
  • Price
    $85.50 for members, $95 for non-members
  • Age
    Thursday: ages 8-11 Saturday: ages 9 - 12
  • Members
    10% OFF Join Now
  • Name
    Mechanical Contraptions
  • Accessible

  • Parking

  • Ages 8 -12

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Limited to 20 places
Disability Accessible, Parking
Parents/guardians are welcome to stay and help

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