The Curtin Library Makerspace is here to foster your creativity! We provide access to a range of high-tech and low-tech tools, equipment and materials which you can use in the space. The Makerspace is a safe and supportive environment for exploration, experimentation and playful learning. Drop in during opening hours and develop your problem solving and creative skills by learning how to make things with 3D printing, electronics, multi-media, handcraft and much more.
There are lots of things you can make with 3D printers, laser cutters, vacuum moulds and other fabrication equipment, and it’s not as complicated as you might think. Check out the many nifty ready-made designs you can use, or you can make your own using basic software. It’s fun learning how this equipment works, and using it to create prototypes of your ideas, produce objects, replicas or repair parts. Your imagination is the limit.
Are you interested in learning about microcomputing and electronics using Arduinos, Raspberry Pis and other gadgets? The Makerspace has an array of components, gizmos and starter kits to ignite your inner inventor. Experience what happens when a circuit is created using household objects or make a simple program to control an LED board to create pixel animation. Create humidity monitors, door remote controls or light alarms. Once you start tinkering, the ideas won’t stop flowing!
Photography, video and visual interactive media are essential to communicating creatively in a digital world, but it’s not always easy to access the right equipment. The Makerspace has cameras, microphones, lights, a lightboard, stabilisers, video editing software and even a green screen! We’ve also got a Virtual Reality corner set up and ready for you to explore new worlds.
Need a break from studying? The Makerspace is a great place to relax and recharge by doing something fun, creative and crafty. It only takes a few minutes to make a badge to pin on your tote bag or create a thank you card for a friend. Whether you enjoy origami, painting, knitting, sewing or jewellery-making, come and experience the freedom from a world of mass-produced items by making your own unique handcrafted items.