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The Katoomba Men’s Shed is a not for profit community organisation affiliated with Australian Men’s Shed Association. It aims to promote the health and well being of men, and provides an opportunity for men to share time together,  swap yarns and work together on community projects.

The Men's Shed movement began in Australia in the 1990s. There were concerns about men's health, but there was little encouragement in Australian culture for men to meet and talk over their issues. However, men were comfortable with the concept of the backyard shed, where many would go on a regular basis to potter about and work on projects. So the concept was born of a community-based shed as a place where men could go to meet other men, socilise and work on projects.

Computer room and computer support group

computerThe Katoomba Men's Shed has a well equipped computer facility and provides an ongoing support program for members wanting to improve their skills with computer technology.

The facilities include:

  • A number of computers that are available to members while the Shed is operating.
  • High-speed broadband connection.
  • Internal wifi network available for member's private devices.
  • Tablet and laptop computers.
  • Data projector used for presentations, videos, movies and training.
  • Multifunction printer (contribution requested for private printing).
  • 3D printer.

The computers are all based on the Windows operating system, but the computer group also has extensive experience in linux.

The computer support groups meets informally at the Shed on Friday mornings, between 9 and 12. There is usually at least one member present who can help novice users with problems.

More structured training courses are offerred from time to time, but depend on sufficient members committing to attend the course.



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