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Te Matariki Clendon Library

http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/makerspaces/Pages/makerspaces.aspx

When: Library hours Where: Te Matariki Clendon Library, 17 Palmer’s Road Contact: 09 269 0500 Available: 2 x microphones 5 x PCs with Ubuntu Studio

Panmure Library

When: Weekdays, 3pm – 5.30pm Where: Panmure Library, 3 Pilkington Road Contact: 09 574 6140 Available: 2 x microphones 5 x PCs with Ubuntu Studio

Birkenhead Library MakerLab

http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/makerspaces/Pages/makerspaces.aspx

When: Second and fourth Fridays of every month, 3.30pm to 5pm, school term only Where: Birkenhead Library, corner Rawene Rd and Hinemoa St Contact: 09 486 8460 Available: 2 x 3D pen 2 x MaKey MaKey invention kit 1 x Snap circuit 4 x iPads

Fab Lab Christchurch

Fab Lab Chch is a community digital fabrication workshop that supports grass-roots innovation. Our goal is to empower people to become the makers and creators of their own world.

The renewal of Christchurch's built environment has activate a range of fresh thinking and innovation around the way we engage with our urban landscape. Fab Lab Chch seeks to capture this innovative thinking and offer citizens a platform to bring their ideas to life

Waiheke Library

http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/makerspaces/Pages/makerspaces.aspx

When: Sunday mornings 10.30 - noon for the family-friendly Digital Club. Other times available by appointment Where: Waiheke Library, 131-133 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Contact: (09) 374 1325 or email julia.mount@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Available: 1 x Ultimaker 2 3D printer 11 x Cubelets Robotics kits 2 x MaKey MaKey kits 5 x iPad Airs XBox 360 ... and a range of crafts and other activities!

Rata Studios New Zealand

Established in January 2013, we share a love of the arts and the vibrant community of creative people who contribute towards the diversity of this space.

CPAS prides itself on offering specialised professional courses to children and adults in focused areas of drama, music, dance, visual art and creative technologies.

Taught by industry professionals, using state of the art equipment, in world class facilities, and with strong relationships to the industry, we provide inspiring opportunities for our people to access and make a life in the creative and performing arts.

Rata Studios operates out of the incredible Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre.

Auckland Central City Library

http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/makerspaces/Pages/makerspaces.aspx

Where: Level 1, Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street Bookings: Booking online to sign up for one of our workshops or to use our equipment. We recommend calling 09 890-2417 or emailing us if you wish to use the 3D printer. Contact: 09 890-2417. Available: 1 x Ultimaker 3D printer 3 x PCs running open source software (e.g., Audacity, Openshot, Gimp, Blendr) 1 x Sphero robot

The Wellington MakerSpace

Do you have a product or prototype idea you’d like to make a reality but don’t have the knowhow or access to the right designers?

The Wellington Makerspace is a full design and build agency that can do all the prototyping, design¸ and production for your business or personal projects!

We also offer:

• Equipment Rental & Sales to Schools • Introductory Workshops for Adults - Laser Cutting & Engraving - 3D Printing - Creating Graphics for Laser, CNC Router or Vinyl

Explore our website at www.WellingtonMakerspace.com

Our team also has a passion for helping kids learn by making through our charitable arm, the Makerspace Trust. We offer classes for children ages 8-18 and provide professional development for teachers looking to bring making into the classroom throughout the Wellington region.

Discover more at www.MakerspaceTrust.org

Whau makerspace

Cost: Free (though there may be a small charge for 3D printing filament)

A makerspace is a place where people can come together to innovate and create using information, resources and tools provided.

You can play, tinker, explore, and meet others with similar interests.

The Whau Makerspace is a collaboration between New Lynn, Avondale and Blockhouse Bay libraries. We have a bunch of cool equipment which we swap around the libraries at least once a month (more frequently during school holidays).

At any given time each of the libraries will have one of the following sets of equipment:

  • 5 x laptops for game design, music making and 3D design
  • 1 x 3D printer and laptop for printing 3D designs
  • 10 x robotic Cubelet kits for making robots

Find out when each type of equipment is available at your library:

MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)

MOTAT opened in 1964 and since then has been explored and enjoyed by millions of visitors. MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum with a focus on creating an interactive and educational experience for its vistors. Long Description The largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, MOTAT offers a fun, interactive, and educational experience. Explore our fascinating exhibitions telling stories of the history and development of New Zealand transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity.

Visit the original Pumphouse, wander through our historic village or ride the heritage tram to our Aviation Display Hall which houses one of the largest aviation collections in the Southern Hemisphere.

Kids are well-catered for with interactive examples, hands-on technology zone plus our Tinkering Tots gallery which is designed especially for under 5’s.

MOTAT has something for everyone and is known as one of Auckland’s best value attractions. With regular events, school holiday experiences and monthly Live Days, visit www.motat.org.nz to find out what is on at MOTAT for your next visit.

MindKits

We like to build stuff, we sell stuff too and are pretty happy to help you find what you need for your next project. We're good like that :)

Long Description MindKits are known for being the Arduino and electronics specialists in New Zealand. Their fantastically friendly service and great knowledge also made them pretty much a one stop shop for advice and great electronics supplies for professionals and hobbyists. They also love to help so if you have questions, ideas or just need a hand - sing out. They're here to help.

MindKits was established in December 2008 by Tim Carr after seeing a lack of sites supporting New Zealanders in learning robotics and physical computing. After working away Sundays tinkering Tim decided it was time there was a site that not only sold robotics kit, sensors and Arduinos but was a place for a community around robotics to grow and have somewhere to share ideas and learning.

MindKits was born out of the need to build a framework to make it easy for anyone interested to enter into the world of robotics and feel supported along the way.

The MindKits team are passionate to see you learn and grow and are always happy to lend a hand. Contact us if there's a project you need some advice on or you need to source parts that we may not stock already. We can generally get nearly anything in and are happy to do so.