Meet our resident robots, Edison, BB8, Sprk+ and Ollie. Learn how easy it can be to use and program a robot. Start from the basics using premade programs and work up to designing your own program using various software. Not ready to take the plunge into programming? No problem, the robots in the DigiLabs are ready to 'roll' anytime using the auto drive feature: we recommend trying out some tricks and flips as well and jumping over ramps. But that's not all; you can also race our robots, control them by clapping, whistling or use a torch light and they will follow - there's nothing our robots can't do!
All of the robots in the DigiLabs are programmable, the software used for each is outlined below.
Bring in your own device or use one of ours to program the robots in the DigiLabs.
Bring your creative dreams to life by using a 3D printer. Learn to design objects in 3D then print prototypes on our MakerBot 3D printer (located in every DigiLab).
If you don't want to design your own objects or aren't ready to tackle the 3D learning curve but still want great designs, never fear; Thingiverse is the answer!
Thingiverse is the world's largest 3D printing community for discovering, making and sharing 3D printable objects. Majority of the designs on Thingiverse are licensed under a Creative Commons license allowing anyone to use or alter the design! So if you spot something you like, you can print it in the DigiLabs.
Please note that using the 3D printer(s) incurs a fee of $3 AUD per hour.
Our 3D printers are Makerbot Replicator 5th & 6th Generations.
All files must follow the file types on the Makerbot website.
What can a 3D printer do?
Watch the video below for a brief explanation of what people are using them for.