Inventors Lab School Holiday Program - High School

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Fishburners CoWorking Space

155 Queen Street

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Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Our Inventors Lab school holiday program will see high school students designing, prototyping and building their own products.

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Our Inventors Lab school holiday program will see high school students from across Brisbane coming together for three days of designing, prototyping and building their own products in this hands on, fast paced program.

Learn what it takes to innovate, create and build your product in just three days. Join us at the Inventors Lab where you’ll be working with engineers and entrepreneurs to prototype products and build businesses over three action packed days.

The Inventors Lab workshop will see students learning about and using techniques such as design thinking, agile methodologies, design sprints and user centred design as they work to bring their ideas to life over the course of the program. Working with an expert team of facilitators, students will be challenged to design and prototype their own product before then building a business around that product to ensure they have a business and product ready to launch at the end of the program.

Throughout the program students will also be learning from startup founders, product designers and engineers as they participate in mini masterclasses and workshops. Students will be learning about tools such as 3D design and 3D printing, microcontrollers, business model canvases and pitching templates.

Students will have the option in the program to either work independently or in a group as they first learn about business and product design by reverse engineering their favourite products and brands before then being challenged to design and build their own.

Our Inventors Lab program has been designed for driven and passionate students wanting to learn about technology, innovation, product design and business. Open to students in grade 7-10, no prior experience is required and we ask that students come with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Do Students Need To Bring?

We ask that students bring their own morning tea and lunch each day as well as a device (laptop or tablet) if possible. We will have iPads for students to borrow, but if they would be more comfortable working on their own laptop or tablet we would recommend they bring theirs. We will be providing all equipment for the students to use over the camp as well as some snacks throughout the program.

How Do I Get To The Venue?

Our Inventors Lab program will be held at the Fishburners Coworking space in Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. Access to the venue is through the Old Regent Theatre Information Centre on Queen Street Mall. The venue is a short walk from Central Train Station as well as a number of bus interchanges including King George Square, Adelaide Street and Queen Street Mall. There are also pick up/drop off zones on Edward and Adelaide Street as well as paid parking in Wintergarden and the Myer Centre.

Will Students Be Working Alone Or In Groups?

Students will have the option of either working by themselves or in groups that they are able to choose. We will have a series of challenges throughout the camp that will allow students to mix groups but it will be up to the students to choose their own group.

Pick Up And Drop Off Time?

Our program will be running from 9am - 3pm each day but we will have the option for students to arrive from 8:30am and depart by 4pm if they wish to arrive early/stay late.

What Skills Do Students Need?

This program doesn’t require students to have any prior experience and all we ask is that students are willing and eager to learn. We will be teaching students about business, product design, 3D design and pitching and we are able to cater for students that have advanced knowledge on these topics to students that are working with these topics for the first time.

What Will Students Learn?

Throughout the program we will be teaching students a range of skills used by industry professionals such as design thinking, agile methodologies, and design sprints. These are skills frequently used in the industry and they have been adapted for students by the BOP and Robotics Playground teams to get them familiar with current practices, but also to give them tools and strategies that they can then use when they go back to school.

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