Innovators to upskill at TOM Makers Long Weekend

TOM Maker Long Weekend is offering free children's workshops
Some of the exciting workshops on offer at the free children's sessions

This week’s TOM Makers Long Weekend will attract the region’s brightest minds, including its youngest, with the introduction of free children’s workshops.

The free immersive workshops for all ages are being held over three days from 13 December at the Community Lifestyle Support (CLS) AT Hub and Makerspace.

This year’s TOM Makers Long Weekend will feature over a dozen workshops designed to upskill local tech makers.

Tech topics will include virtual reality, augmented reality, electronics, Arduino, 3D design, 3D printing, accessible gaming, CNC routing, CNC laser cutting, and switch control.

Free children's workshops

Children can take part in a series of children’s events at the TOM Makers Long Weekend focused on science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) education activities.

The free children's sessions will be held on Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

They include using the iMotion time-lapse and stop-motion app, Liquifly’s FizzRocket, the Physica speed recording app, Merge holographic form cubes, Sketchup 3D Modelling iPhone app.

Robotic workshops include the round Sphero bot and the mBot car look-a-like.

An occupational therapist and speech language pathologist will facilitate assistive technology workshops at the TOM Makers Long Weekend, giving participants the chance to explore the potential of assistive technology.

Participants in the TOM Makers Long Weekend must register for free tickets at

Space is limited and the workshops are expected to fill up quickly.

Hosted at the CLS AT Hub and Makerspace the facility operates as a Living Lab.

People with disability, engineers, students and allied health professionals co-design, co-develop and co-deploy assistive technology solutions.

The TOM Maker Long Weekend workshops are part of the ongoing collaboration between CLS and an Israeli organisation, Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM for short). Find out more here.

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