Enable Tech Ideas Workshops

ENABLE TECHNOLOGY IDEAS WORKSHOPS

The Enable Technology Ideas Workshops are a series of free workshops aimed at fostering ideas, concepts and opportunities for enabling and personalised technology. These workshops are for anyone with an idea or desire for a new or novel piece of technology or an interest in the emerging tools available to make them. The workshops seek to actively engage users of technology and introduce them to tools and equipment available to develop customised, personalised or one-off technology to support goals and aspirations.

With the rollout of the NDIS and a government-backed agenda for innovation, there is significant interest in innovation for individuals with disabilities and their careers and support networks. These workshops seek to place individuals at the centre of this, building on their lived experience and encouraging people to propose and develop their own ideas for new or personalised technology.

Photo: Double prosthetic legs pictured here with a quote by Hugh Herr (Bionic Man), “I don’t see disability, I see bad technology”.
Photo: Double prosthetic legs pictured here with a quote by Hugh Herr (Bionic Man), “I don’t see disability, I see bad technology”.

Workshop 1 – Ideas and Concepts Tuesday May 17, 5.30 – 6.45pm

            Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre, 60 Denison Street, Deakin

This workshop will provide an opportunity to suggest ideas or concepts for new or novel technology. Opportunities for developing ideas will be covered, including community, university and business organisations and programs. All types of ideas are encouraged and examples including a low-cost recumbent hand-crank trike and a fishing rod for a chin controller will be showcased.

 

Photo: Double prosthetic legs pictured here with a quote by Hugh Herr (Bionic Man).

Workshop 2 – Tools and Development Saturday June 4, 10am – 2pm

Room E108, Engineering Building, Building 32, North Road, ANU (http://www.anu.edu.au/maps#show=11304)

This workshop will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the new tools available to develop one-off or personalised technologies, such as 3D printers, low-cost electronics and micro-controllers. This will promote further ideas and provide experience with the development of new technologies. Advice on technology development can also be provided.

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Please RSVP by 2nd June 2016  for second workshop to Jeremy (contact below) so we know how many people to expect at the event.

Contact Information

For any questions or queries, please contact:

Jeremy Smith             02 6125 0468                   jeremy.smith@anu.edu.au