Welcome to our school holiday program that will be running these Christmas Holidays at Gold Coast Techspace, in our new space. The Old Post Office, Mudgeeraba.

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If you’re interested in any of the workshops below click the “Buy Tickets” link to see availability and dates.

We would like to Thank Glenn Tozer for all of his help relocating Techspace and allowing us to continue introducing the exciting world of electronics, programming and Arduinos to the community.


Basic Arduino & ElectronicsStarter_kit

Age: 10+
Workshop Size: 6
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Level: Beginner
Cost: from $32.50

Learn all about this amazing platform for electronics projects
through the use of an Arduino.

The workshop is intended to give kids a basic understanding of micro-electronics and programming so that they will be able to go away and undertake their own projects or build many of the cool Arduino projects available on the web.

They will leave the workshop with a basic understanding of C programming and electronics. There is no soldering involved – all electronics are performed on a solder-less breadboard at low power.

Please note: This workshop requires a GCDuino Arduino Electronics kit that cost $55. Please select the “Without Kit” ticket type If you already own one. You will get to keep and take the kit home with you when you leave.
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Arduino Roboticspryto

Age: 10+
Workshop Size: 6
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Level: Basic understanding required
Cost: $32.50

Building on from our last course, we’ll program a Robot to do various tasks.

This workshop will focus on programming, sensors and actuators. Using a custom designed basic robot we will cover light following, decision making and object avoidance.

They will leave the workshop with a basic understanding of C programming, electronics and robotics. There is no soldering involved – all Robots are pre assembled and ready for the lesson. The Robots are available for sale after the class if you’d like to continue this addictive hobby.


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Teach the TeacherSkill tester

In this hands on workshop we will be making a skill testing game. No experience is necessary although some know of Arduino could be beneficial.

It is aimed at given teachers wishing to get some hands on experience an exciting introduction into the world of electronics, coding and Arduino.
You will be taught by Gold Coast Techspace members who live and breath this technology.

This event is completely free and has been sponsored by and Gold Coast Techspace.

There is a limit of 2 attendees per School.

Dates & Times: 18th December, 9:30am and 12:30pm
Duration: 2 hours

Learning Outcome:

Basic Electronics

  • Breadboards.
  • Resistors, LEDs and Ohm’s Law.
  • Floating Inputs.
  • Button Debounce.

Arduino Coding

  • Arduino IDE and Codebender.
  • Code Structure.
  • Variables and Data Types.
  • Functions.
  • Conditions and loops.


A laptop with either Chrome or Firefox.


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