Activities

Replacing toxic cleaning products with natural alternatives
Replacing toxic cleaning products with natural alternatives

16 May 2016

Cleaning products are big business and can make our houses sparkle, but what are they doing to our health and environment? Are there natural alternatives that are just as good? Read on to find out how you can clean using natural alternatives, to save your health, the environment and even a few dollars!

Introduction to Geocaching
Introduction to Geocaching

1 May 2016

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If you’re interested in getting out and about in the fresh air, doing puzzles, following clues and sharing ideas and experiences with others, Geocaching might be for you. In this activity, we’ll have a look at what Geocaching is, who does it and where, and give you plenty of links to find out more.

Getting started with bridge
Getting started with bridge

15 April 2016

What’s the deal with bridge? There’s more to it than just a card game. It’s social and will give your brain a workout. Find out what it’s all about, how to get started and what famous bridge players like Bill Gates and Winston Churchill found so appealing about the game.

Outlook hints and tips
Outlook hints and tips

1 April 2016

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Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, Microsoft is a major player in the computer/Internet business and their main email flagship, Outlook is installed on a vast number of computers, tablets and phones. In this activity we’ll take a look at Outlook – hints and tips as well as some of the pros and cons.

Oral history
Oral history

15 March 2016

Create your own oral history for posterity. Learn what oral history is and how to get started. Like the great Greek Historian Thucydides, from the fifth century BC, who used accounts of eye-witnesses of the Peloponnesian Wars, your oral history could reverberate through the ages.

The Shed Online recipe book – 30-minute healthy meals for blokes
The Shed Online recipe book – 30-minute healthy meals for blokes

1 March 2016

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Here on The Shed Online we are putting together a book of recipes contributed by The Shed Online community. The theme for the book is 30-minute healthy meals for blokes. What's your go-to recipe when you want to prepare a healthy meal in under 30 minutes?

Putting music and videos online
Putting music and videos online

1 March 2016

Ever wondered how to upload photos, music, videos, etc. to the Internet? Putting stuff online can be a bit daunting but the principles tend to be similar wherever you’re posting. In this activity we’ll look at some of the ways you can create suitable content and upload it to places like Facebook and YouTube.

Become a citizen scientist
Become a citizen scientist

15 February 2016

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The citizen science movement has really taken off in the last ten years and there are now many projects in which people, who may or may not have a formal scientific background, are getting involved. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions collaborating towards a common goal. Data collection, analysis or reporting are the most common activities.

Virtual mixtape – good drumming songs
Virtual mixtape – good drumming songs

1 February 2016

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We're putting together a virtual ‘mixtape’ of songs with great drumming parts or performances. Recommend a song for the mixtape by posting the name of the song and artist.

Learn the drums
Learn the drums

1 February 2016

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Have you ever thought about learning to play drums or percussion? They come in all sizes and levels of complexity and can be cheap to buy. Apart from a good sense of rhythm and timing, you don’t need a lot of musical knowledge or experience.

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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.