New After-School Digital Makerspace for Taupō

10 September 2018: We’re proud to announce our first Technology Hub Digital Makerspace will be opening shortly in Taupō.

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Our DT Academy programme will offer a broad spectrum of curriculum-aligned Digital Technologies activities and courses for young people from 9 years up. Areas covered will include:

  • Computer Science
  • Programming
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing & Modelling
  • Physical Computing

We will also be offering evening and weekend workshops for grown ups as well as school holiday sessions for young people and teacher professional development.

Our program starts Term 4, Week 1. For more details contact us or visit the website:

The Technology Hub, Taupō

Suite 7
Lerew Building
2-10 Heuheu Street
Town Centre


Why the Pi?

1. In the latest NZCER survey, the cost of ICT provision and the challenges of equitable access to ICT resourcing are still of real concern for many Principals and Teachers.  

NZCER Digital Technologies for Learning Infographic 2017

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive and affordable computing solution for schools.  See here for more details. 

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Physical Computing Workshop Series

Introduction to Physical Computing with the Raspberry Pi

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Teaching Programme

  • Introduction to Raspberry Pi and its components
  • Introduction to Programming (using Scratch GPIO and / or Python)
  • Simple Circuits

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The Teacher’s Lounge Blog

Established in 2011, the Teacher’s Lounge is a free curated ‘one-stop-shop’ for resources and information to support the delivery of Computing and Digital Technologies in New Zealand schools.  Take some time to check through the links and add the site to your bookmarks.  Enjoy!

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