UOW Student Makerspace equipment

As a UOW student or staff member you will have access to soldering irons, virtual reality headsets, 3D printers, digital recording programs and more.

Specialised equipment

You'll need to undergo safety induction training to use the following specialised equipment.

Register for a safety workshop online, then come along to the UOW Student Makerspace for your training.

  • Brother 800E Embroidery Machine (embroider intricate designs with the push of a button).

  • Brother NV1100 Sewing Machine (create something to wear or a bag to carry your shopping using a variety of stitch patterns).

  • Brother Scan n Cut CM900 (cut out logos or other patterns on a sticky vinyl sheet which can be stuck onto windows, laptops and other surfaces).

  • Carvey 3D Carving Machine (create 2D objects, such as a coaster for your hot drinks, out of the variety of materials in the MakerSpace).

  • Dremel 4200-7/40 Rotary Tool (smooth off any wooden or foam surface with the Dremel's variety of attachments, or cut to size any thin piece of material).

  • Emblazer2 Laser Cutter (cut your designs on wood, leather and various other materials).

  • Hakko FX-888D, Soldering Stations (perform basic electrical repairs or practice on some of the numerous test boards).

  • Me3D 3D Printers (print 3D models, such as mini pot plants and bag hooks, either from websites like Thingiverse or your own designs from programs like Fusion 360).

More Student Makerspace equipment

From VR to Blender, Edison robots and Arduino, to GoPros and Hololens... There's a lot to play with in the makerspace.

Hardware in the UOW Student Makerspace

  • Alienware Auroras (high-end PC's with a variety of computer-aided drawing [CAD] software and video editing tools)
  • Dell All-in-Ones

  • Eora 3D Scanner and Bluetooth turntable (coming soon)

  • HTC Vive (Immersive virtual reality experience).

  • Google Pixel XL

  • Oculus Rift (immersive virtual reality experience).

  • 27" iMacs

  • Mac Minis

  • Microsoft Surface Book

  • iPad Air 2s

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

  • Samsung VR

  • Wacom Intuos Pro PTH660 (A4 drawing tablet that can be connected to any of the PC's in the Student Makerspace).


Software in the UOW Student Makerspace

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro & After Effects among others. Everything you need to become a media-making maestro).

  • Ableton Live 9 (music and sound mixing software that can be used with Roland Session Mixer and Novation Launchpad and Launchkey devices).

  • Avid Pro Tools (compose, record and edit audio material).

  • Blender (free, open-source 3D modelling software that can be used to create things like animated films or 3D printed models).

  • Final Cut Pro X (edit 360° videos and motion graphics, with built-in 4K support).

  • Fusion360 (CAD software that can be used to create 2 and 3D models, which can then be printed on the MakerSpace 3D printers).

  • Hindenburg Pro (edit multiple audio tracks simultaneously and even record on Skype).

  • Microsoft Visual Studio (create things like websites and web apps, all the way up to computer programs, for Microsoft environments with this programming tool).

  • Xcode (create things like iOS apps, all the way up to computer programs, for Apple devices with this programming tool).

Electronics in the UOW Student Makerspace

  • Arduino Beginner Kits (covers the basics of electronics with a selection of projects to get started with).

  • Arduino: Esplora, Mega, Nano (a more advanced look at electronics with each model having different options and uses).

  • Breadboards (prototype and test electronics and circuit designs).

  • Digital Multimeters (measure current voltage and resistance the easy to read digital display).

  • Digital Oscilloscope (capture, process and display the waveform of electronic signals).

  • Digital Power Supplies Output (various AC/DC power levels and monitor with the in-built digital display).

  • Edison Robots (mini programmable robot that includes things like the proximity sensor for detecting objects in front of it.).

  • Raspberry Pi (learn programming through fun, practical projects with this microcomputer).

  • Tinkerkit Braccio Arduino Robotic Arm (control this robotic arm with an Arduino and use it to pick up objects around it).

Audio/visual equipment in the UOW Student Makerspace

  • GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action Camera (record high-resolution video with this portable and durable camera).

  • Green Screen (add dynamic backgrounds to your video presentations).

  • Microsoft Hololens (the first self-contained, holographic computer, letting you interact with digital content and holograms in the world around you).

  • Novation Launchpad Pro Professional Grid (create dynamic, expressive performance in Ableton Live or any music software). 

  • Novation Lauchkey 25 Mk2 Controller Keyboard (USB Keyboard with a variety of inputs to make and collaborate musically in Ableton Live). 

  • Roland HS5 Session Mixer (rehearsal and recording mixer enables up to five musicians to rehearse, jam and record). 

  • Rode Podcaster (record audio with this USB Broadcast Microphone).

  • Samsung Gear 360 (record 360° video and images with this 4K supported camera).