Toowoomba, Ipswich, Springfield, Online
Learn key maker skills in electronics, microcontrollers and coding. You’ll receive a free kit in the mail, a guided workshop to learn how to use it and develop maker skills in electronics.
Express your interest in a wearable technology kit and workshop before the 30th of August.
USQ Library Makerspace Maker Kits Project
There are 120 free maker kits available, so register your interest early to avoid missing out.
The four different types of kits are:
1. Arduino & Sensors
The Arduino kit includes an Arduino Uno, a microcontroller used to make your own inventions. In this kit, learn to write your own code and build a circuit to blink an LED, read a photoresistor (light sensor) and move a servo motor.
2. Wearable Technology
This kit will teach you the basics of soft circuits with conductive thread. Create a magnetically attachable clothing reflector using sewable LEDs.
3. Learn to Solder
In this kit, you’ll receive a USB powered soldering iron and learn to solder on a light up kraken themed USQ Makerspace circuit board, designed to be worn as a pin on your clothing or bag.
4. Home Automation
The home automation kit contains an ESP32 microcontroller, designed to build your own WiFi connected inventions. Create your own water detecting sensor to alert you when to water your plants.
Eligibility and conditions
- The Maker Kits Project is for USQ students who reside in Australia, studying on campus or externally.
- Limited places available.
- Distributed on a first in, first served basis.
- Only one kit type per student
This project is funded by the Student Amenity Fee grant.