UPCOMING COURSES

At TechGym we run a wide range of evening, weekend and one-day courses and classes. Each course is led by an instructor who is an expert in their particular field. Class sizes are small, with a minimum of two for some courses and a maximum of 10, to ensure you get the most out of the course.

Most of our courses are at beginner level so are suited to anyone looking for a new hobby, wanting to upskill, get hands-on and have some fun!

To enrol in any of the courses below or if you’d like more information, please email natalie@techgym.co.nz or call: 0800 TECH GYM

 

CAR MAINTENANCE COURSE

CAR MAINTENANCE COURSE

Most of us use our car daily, but have no idea how to perform basic car maintenance and ensure our car is running to the best of its ability. Let's change that! In this half day course we will show you how to top up fluid levels including washer fluid, engine oil, auto trans oil, brake and clutch fluids. We'll give you a run down on your car's cooling system and teach you how to check your radiRead more...

LEARN TO WELD

LEARN TO WELD

If you're interested in learning how to weld, we will be running three evening courses so you can learn! Each course will cover a different type of welding and teach you the basics of that genre. For each type of Welding - MIG, ARC and TIG - we will teach you how to safely use the equipment and how to do butt and fillet welds using mild steel. You will also learn how to do the basic set up Read more...

MAKE A CUTTING BOARD

MAKE A CUTTING BOARD

Wooden end-grain cutting boards are practical kitchen items that showcase the beautiful natural end grain of wood. The unique aspect of this cutting board is that the grain of the wood runs vertically instead of horizontally. This increases the durability and longevity of the cutting board and creates a stunning finished product. When using this cutting board in the kitchen, the knife edge ‘sinks’Read more...

MAKE A LEADED GLASS SUNCATCHER

MAKE A LEADED GLASS SUNCATCHER

These stunning leaded glass suncatchers are sure to brighten any room! Join us for a fun, hands-on and rewarding day where you will learn to make your own suncatcher from leaded glass. Ian, our stained glass artist, will guide you through all the techniques necessary to complete your very own leaded glass suncatcher. You will learn how to cut glass to a pattern, dress the glass pieces on a gRead more...

INTRO TO 2D CAD

INTRO TO 2D CAD

This introductory CAD course will teach you the basics of how to use AutoCAD 2016 - one of the most commonly used computer aided design (CAD) software. In this short course, which runs over four consecutive Tuesday evenings, we will show you how to create and edit 2D geometry, use dimensioning styles, layers, title blocks, plotting and much more.   From conceptualisation through to tRead more...

MAKE YOUR OWN TIC TAC TOE GAME

MAKE YOUR OWN TIC TAC TOE GAME

Are you keen to develop some woodworking skills but aren't sure where to start? In this beginner woodworking course, our woodwork expert Lucas will guide you through how to make your very own tic tac toe (or noughts and crosses) game. This timeless game is great for both children and adults and will be equally at home in the toy box or on your coffee table. In this one-day course you will bRead more...

BUILD A DECK CHAIR

BUILD A DECK CHAIR

This classic and simple outdoor chair will make the perfect addition to your garden or deck. Let us show you how to recycle pallet timber and turn it into a functional and elegant piece of furniture. This beginner level upcycling course is limited to six people and will have wide appeal so get in quick! TechGym instructor and passionate upcycler, Rex Pepper, will guide you in all the steps and Read more...

ELECTRONICS: ARDUINO TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRONICS: ARDUINO TECHNOLOGY

Do you want to get hands-on and learn a little bit about Arduino - the latest craze in electronics? Using this cool new technology we will show you how to create your own version of the classic Pong game (one of the earliest arcade games and an electronic table tennis game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics). Once we have taught you how to create your own Pong game and how to use Arduino, yRead more...

CREATE A RUSTIC COFFEE TABLE

CREATE A RUSTIC COFFEE TABLE

Recycling pallet timber into furniture is fun and easy! Join us to build your own rustic coffee table made from old timber pallets. The finished coffee table will be a beautiful statement piece for you to take home. This course is perfect for beginners, people wanting to learn a new skill and upcyling fans. The course includes all materials and instruction and is led by passionate upcycler Read more...

DYNO TEST YOUR CAR

DYNO TEST YOUR CAR

Are you a car enthusiast? Would you love to find out how much horsepower your car has?  Bring your car to TechGym, we'll hook it up to our Dyno machine and see how much power it has! Each session on the Dyno machine will take about two hours and includes three power runs. You will be issued with a print out following each power run. We can test cars up to 600 horsepower. N.B. You must usRead more...

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INTRO TO SOLIDWORKS

This introductory 3D CAD course will teach you the basics of how to use Solidworks - the most commonly used computer aided design (CAD) software for 3D design. In this short course we'll show you how to use SolidWorks software to create basic engineering drawings, models and parts. Over three evenings we will give you an overview of Solidworks then show you how to create files, sketch in 2D Read more...

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SOLIDWORKS CONTINUED

This Solidworks course follows on from our Intro to Solidworks course and will expand your computer aided design (CAD) skills for 3D design. In this short course we will build on your existing SolidWorks knowledge then teach you how to create your own 3D parts, drawings and models. This course, which runs over three evenings, will focus on three important 3D design components: part modellingRead more...

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DESIGNING FOR 3D PRINTING (USING CAD)

Does 3D printing intrigue you? Would you love to learn how to design 3D parts and models then print them on a 3D printer? In this 3D CAD course you will hone your existing CAD skills and learn the intricacies of designing for a 3D printer. We will teach you: about additive manufacturing (the process in which digital 3D design data is used to build up a component in layers by depositing matRead more...

POTTERY: MAKE CERAMIC TINY HOUSES

POTTERY: MAKE CERAMIC TINY HOUSES

Join award-winning ceramist Tammy Kuijpers to learn how to make a set of ceramic Tiny Houses. These gorgeous ornaments will make a great gift or be a unique feature in your home. You will learn the techniques of extruding clay, slab building, decorating and glazing. Your pieces will be biscuit fired and returned to you stained in the colour of your choice. You will then apply the white cracklRead more...

MAKE A STAINED GLASS BUTTERFLY SUNCATCHER

MAKE A STAINED GLASS BUTTERFLY SUNCATCHER

Are you interested in learning a new skill or hobby? Join this one-day course where you will learn how to make a gorgeous butterfly suncatcher. The finished sun catcher is sure to brighten any sunny window or will make a great Christmas gift. Ian, our stained glass artist, will guide you through all the techniques necessary to complete your very own butterfly sun catcher. The course fee incRead more...

MAKE A BRAZIER

MAKE A BRAZIER

Summer is here and, for most of us, this means more time spent outdoors, cooking dinner on the BBQ and relaxing outside on those balmy summer nights.  This sleek, modern and distinctive brazier will warm up your outdoor area and make summer last even longer! Join us to make your own brazier! We will teach you to cut, bend and assemble the brazier so it is safe and ready for use. The brazierRead more...

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