Everything you need to know to get started

The NExT Lab provides a range of training options to help you learn about and integrate technologies into your projects. If you have never used a technology before and are keen to learn, we suggest you work through each type of training in the order below. If you follow the training in this order, you will gradually build your knowledge of each technology.

  1. Training Centre

    Video tutorials and guides to help you understand and use all the tech in the NExT Lab and the MSD Makerlabs. Each process is broken down into bite-sized steps. Follow all the guides for a broad overview, or get help with a particular step. The catalogue will be continue to grow, so keep an eye out for new content.

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  2. Introductory Session

    Each week a range of introductory sessions are scheduled. Come along and learn about the fundamentals, such as how to setup and prepare VR files, software basics and how to submit a 3D print. No previous experience required.

    For a full list of sessions, check the events page.

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  3. Expansion Session

    If you want to learn advanced techniques and processes to extend the possibilities of each technology, these are the sessions for you. Each week a range of sessions will be scheduled - each focusing on a particular technique or skill. You can come to one session or all to get a detailed understanding of the tech.

    For a full list of sessions, check the events page.

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  4. Consultation

    Book a consultation with the NExT Lab's experienced staff to get help with complex technical challenges specific to your project. Before making a booking, it is expected that you have completed the Introductory and Expansion sessions and attempted to resolve the problem independently.

    For a full list of consultation sessions, check the events page.

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