WHAT IS A MAKERSPACE?
A makerspace is simply a space designed for hands on creativity, a place where people of all ages can get together to make things, share knowledge and work on projects. The most important quality of a makerspace is that it encourages creativity.
3D printing is a process that creates an object from a three-dimensional digital model file.
The printing process involves building up thin layers of molten plastic to create an object. As each layer sets, the next layer is printed on top and the object is built up.
A computer controlled machine that can cut, engrave, carve and drill a variety of materials such as wood, plastic and metal. It will meet the exact specifications from a digitally formatted design and can produce detailed designs that would be difficult to create manually.
Resin 3D printers have the ability to print 3D models that will have super smooth surfaces with fine details. They do this by exposing a container of liquid resin to a UV LED light beam. The light beam hardens the resin layer by layer until a 3D object is created.
Laser cutters use a thin, focused, laser beam to cut and etch materials into custom designs, patterns, and shapes as specified by the designer. This process is ideal for several materials, including wood, acrylic and natural fabrics.
Desktop PC & Monitor
We have a Dell XPS desktop PC with a 27 inch monitor.
Over the second half of 2022, we welcomed more than 20 makerspace volunteers from the local community. They worked hard, learning how to use and maintain the equipment in order to be able to pass on their new skills to others.
We are now in a position to open up the Makerspace in a limited way with bookings made via Eventbrite.
If you’re interested in the digital makerspace, get in touch and let’s have a chat.