Our workshops are developed by our expert members covering a range of topics that relate to science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. We run them at a near-cost price to encourage the community to learn new skills and increase accessibility.

Up next - Fighting Robots!

Build your own fighting robot with our themed night and test your skills at the upcoming Robot Fight Night!

The Ballarat Area Robot League (BARL) is having their next Robot Fight Night coming up November 29th. To celebrate, and to get you into the competition, we are having a themed night to build a fighting robot base. Check out more information at

  • BYO parts, or come chat to work out what to buy
  • get help to put your bot together,
  • meet a community of like-minded members,
  • test against other bots in battle, and
  • work on upgrades and "version 2.0".

The theme night is a community build style, where people bring their own materials and work next to each other, helping.

Tuesday 19th November, 6pm - 9pm

Come any time during this window. You'll need to be a Ballarat Hackerspace member to use any equipment or parts in the space.

If you need accessible access, please contact us separately at for us to arrange this. We have a lift, but it is locked to the public by default.

Under 18s are welcome, but must be with a guardian over 18 who is responsible for them at all times. All participants will need to sign a waiver before completing the course.

More Workshops

If you are looking for something else, our standard range of workshops includings the following:

  • Internet of Things (IoT), turning things on and off via the internet, dealing with data streams and connecting devices to the internet.
  • Build your own 3D Printer, built from standard components, giving a very deep understanding of how these machines work.
  • Rasperry Pi 101, an introductory workshop on programming, electornics and hacking that is very accessible to all.
  • Build your own Drone/Quadcopter, for building your own drone and learning to fly.
  • Internet of Things 101, connecting equipment to the internet and controlling devices over any distance.
  • Arduino 101, learning about programming integrated circuits.

If you are interested in participating in any of the aforementioned workshops or have an idea of one you would like to see then please register your interest.

Our workshops are run by volunteers and are ran based on their availability and demand for a certain course - so let us know what you are interested in!