Activities

Howdini did it? Getting into magic
Howdini did it? Getting into magic

15 May 2015

We all love magic tricks. In this activity we look at how it all started, some famous magicians throughout history and their great tricks and illusions, as well as links to various magic clubs and websites to help you learn the craft.

Aquariums
Aquariums

1 May 2015

Got a hankering for a pet but don’t want to work too hard at it? An aquarium can be as mesmerising to watch as an open fire. In this activity we’ll have a look at some of the many options available.

Community bike groups – BACK2Bikes
Community bike groups – BACK2Bikes

1 May 2015

There are many wonderful community bike groups and sheds providing assistance, tools, advice as well as a great social environment for cyclists from all ages and experiences. We take a closer look at the Melbourne-based BACK2Bikes – as well as provide links to other great groups around Australia.

Bike assessment basics
Bike assessment basics

27 April 2015

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In the first of our bike activity series, biking expert, Mike from BACK2Bikes, takes us through the basics of a bike assessment. Whether you’re looking to buy or borrow a bike, Mike shows you what to look for to check that a bike is safe or a reasonable purchase.

Adult learning
Adult learning

15 April 2015

As it’s often said, “it’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks”, and there is no doubt learning is good for us. In this activity we look at some of the many ways we can participate in adult learning. We’ll examine some of the opportunities, in all sorts of settings, to become a learner, and in some cases a teacher.

Contributing to The Shed Online
Contributing to The Shed Online

30 March 2015

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When we offer encouragement and feedback we actually help build and make The Shed Online an even more supportive space to be a part of. So let’s have a look at the various ways we can participate more and get more from The Shed Online.

The ‘Love Language’ quiz
The ‘Love Language’ quiz

17 March 2015

Do you like getting compliments or prefer receiving gifts? Perhaps you most value spending quality time with your partner? Find out what your love language is by taking this quick five-minute quiz.

Amateur astronomy
Amateur astronomy

16 March 2015

We all look at the night sky with awe, especially on a clear night away from the city lights. In this activity we see how we can take an interest in astronomy further.

Brain training
Brain training

2 March 2015

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the effect of ageing on our brains – and what can be done about it. In this activity we’ll look at some statistics, take you to some websites where you can have a go at testing your noggin and then we’ll check out a few suggestions for keeping our brains as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

Thinking about buying a tablet?
Thinking about buying a tablet?

17 February 2015

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In this activity we’ll introduce some of the more common types of tablets and look at the differences between them. We’ll examine some of the reasons you might choose one over another and make some suggestions about how to organise your email, internet favourites and data once you’ve bought one.

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Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help find a Men's Shed in your area.