UOW Makerspace

The UOW Makerspace is a public creative space providing ‘makers’, both new and experienced, with access to tools, equipment and training. We foster an inclusive, vibrant, supportive and exploratory environments for all in the community who are interested in creating, repairing inventing, tinkering or learning-by-doing.

The UOW Makerspace provides access to a wide range of equipment including laser cutter, several 3D printers, water jet cutter, sewing machine, heat press and general hand and power tools. We provide expert training on how to use the equipment and we always have staff on hand for support, advice and brainstorming ideas.

The UOW Makerspace is a pilot space of a joint initiative of the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Science Space and the UOW Global Challenges Program.

 

What we do

UOW Makerspace is open to the public providing themed workshops and general maker sessions for individual projects. Our workshops are for individuals and groups and aim to introduce various making techniques like laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, textiles and more. Sign up for more information about upcoming workshops.

The UOW Makerspace also runs general maker sessions for those wanting to come in and use the equipment or space, much like a gym. We have staff on hand to assist you to operate the machines and make sure you are comfortable getting started.

The general maker sessions run as two hour blocks from 12pm–2pm and 2pm-4pm every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

If you are interested in UOW Makerspace, it's best to come in and see what we are all about. Register for one of the general maker sessions with the free “Introductory Visit” ticket type.

Due to COVID-19 and access restrictions we do require a booking for these sessions.

Memberships & access

Step 1: complete the membership registration form and read and sign our terms and conditions. Email the form to makerspace@uow.edu.au

Step 2: purchase a ticket

Step 3: book a general maker session or book in for a workshop

Introductory visit: Free

Single visit: $25

Multi-visit pass (10 sessions): $200

Monthly pass: $60

If you are interested in a corporate membership for a business please email makerspace@uow.edu.au.

 

COVID-19 Safe Plan

The UOW Makerspace has created a COVID-19 Safe Operational Plan outlining operations to provide a COVID safe environment in accordance with all Government and UOW policies. 

The UOW Makerspace COVID-19 safe operational plan has been fully endorsed by WHS for both public access and research activity.

Equipment

The makerspace has a range of equipment including a laser cutter, 3D printers, sewing machine, heat press, water jet cutter, vinyl cutter and general hand and power tools. There's also space to brainstorm your ideas and plenty of table space for design and creativity. We cater for all experience levels and can provide training and/or advice on the best equipment to use to help make your project idea become a reality.

To keep up to date with what’s on in the makerspace join out mailing list.

Come and visit

UOW Makerspace is now accepting limited memberships and access to the public. If you are interested in becoming a member, register for an introductory visit

Please join our mailing list to keep up to date.

The UOW Makerspace is located in the Science Space, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500.

The space is currently open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12pm–4pm for community access.

 

Contact the UOW Makerspace team for all enquiries:

Email: makerspace@uow.edu.au 

Phone: 02 4286 5001.

 

 

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