Nillumbik Youth Maker Lab

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The Nillumbik Youth Maker Lab is a creative after school program for young people aged 10 to 18. You'll get to hang out, meet new people and take part in free activities within a supported environment. 

The Youth Maker Lab provides an opportunity for young people to make use of the facilities and equipment at the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, and leverage the expertise available for their own projects outside of school hours. It will offer mentoring facilitated by trained mentors in areas such as programming, 3D printing, digital design, animination and gaming.

The Term 2 sessions will cover:

  • Computer-Aided Design and 3D printing
    • Learn how to use CAD software to create your own 3D models. Once you've made your model, you'll be able to print it in one of the 3D printers available at the lab
  • Adobe Illustrator and vinyl printing
    • Design your own sticker, T-shirt logo or other design in Adobe Illustrator. You can print your designs onto vinyl stickers, T-shirts or into wood using the lab's laser cutter.
  • Micro-bit programming
    • Learn how to program and code using Micro-Bits to create a thermometer, set up a lighting sequence or display messages
  • Coding
    • Learn how to create your own video game using easy to understand coding software

Additionally, there will be chances to work on other projects throughout the term. If there are other projects you have in mind, such as video game design or coding, that you want to work on, our mentors will be able to help you with that as well.

Nillumbik Youth Maker Lab

Upcoming program dates

Term 2, 2021: Tuesday 27 April - Tuesday 22 June


Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, 61 Civic Drive Greensborough VIC 3088

Getting there 

Driving: Parking is available on campus.

Transport: Students can take PTV Buses 343 and 901 to Civic Drive from the Greensborough train station.

COVIDsafe procedures

All parents and children over 12 are required to wear face masks in the lab. Parents are required to scan the Melbourne Polytechnic QR code on arrival to log their child's attendance. Hand sanitiser will be available in all rooms and all stations will be cleaned after each session.


Register for Term 2

 Bookings are essential as spaces are limited to 15 participants. Please ensure you have read a copy the information pack(PDF, 474KB) before registering to participate in the program.

For more information on the program please contact Nillumbik Youth on 9433 3168.