Tech Toolbox

Tech Toolbox is our answer to parents, grandparents and other adults determined not to get left behind in an increasingly tech-enabled world. The 10-week hands-on programme immerses students in digital and creative technologies that are soon to shape our world. Each week a different technology will be covered, leaving you with broad, practical knowledge of what the future holds.

Hear our Education Director Rich Rowley talk to Radio New Zealand about the course: ‘Keeping up with tech-savvy kids.’

Technologies Covered:

Week 1: Build a robot and take on the robot challenge

Week 2. Create your own Augmented Reality (AR) experience

Week 3. Code your own computer game

Week 4. 3D print your own creation

Week 5. Build an electronic car and connect it to the Internet of Things

Week 6. Movie madness – film and edit your own epic 1 min movie

Week 7. Kahoot – Build an interactive mobile-based game

Week 8. Develop a website using off-the-shelf templates and style guides

Week 9. Stopmotion animation

Week 10. The future of work and education

Locations, dates and times:

The programme runs 3 times per year. Next programme will  run from 6-8pm on Wednesday 7th of June and every Wednesday thereafter for 10 weeks. Sessions will take place at The Mind Lab by Unitec – 69 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland. Programme costs are $850+GST which is to be paid through our Bookings page.

No experience is necessary, and you are welcome to bring a different friend, colleague, family member or teen each week (as long as they are age 13+). There will be four intakes per year – with limited places in each… tip: get in quick!




Terms & Conditions:

  • Places are first come first served, so get clicking before others get there first!
  • Tell a friend – the course will only go ahead if a minimum of 20 places are booked (per intake)
  • If a friend, workmate or teen is tagging along with you we’ll ask them to sign-in (a head count is important for health and safety reasons)!
  • If you’re all booked in but something comes up, let us know as early as possible. If you let us know more than 2 weeks before the start date and we’ll give you a full refund.

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