Welcome to Warninyup, the new Makerspace!

February 22nd, 2023 by Karen Category: Articles

We were excited to open the new Makerspace in the Library (Building 105) this week, when we welcomed visitors and showed them around. So far everyone has loved the space and many folk have already started busily making and creating.

You may notice the space has a new name, ‘Warninyup’, which is a Noongar word for ‘place of making’

For those familiar with our previous space in Building 201, you will recognise a lot of the same equipment, materials, and random acts of making that made it into the new space.

Some of new equipment includes an etching press, a graphics tablet, two more 3D printers, a second laser cutter and another sewing machine.

There are also some new features of the space that will expand the range of activities you can undertake, which include:

  • an enclosed room with suitable ventilation for activities that produce fumes, such as soldering
  • a media production room, aka ‘the studio’, where you can create photographs, video, audio and other digital media
  • a sink area for washing equipment such as paintbrushes and a zip tap with hot or chilled water

Keep an eye on the Library Workshops page for our upcoming induction sessions. You’ll need to attend one of these before using our 3D printers and laser cutters.

We hope to see you at Warninyup!

Curtin would like to pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which the Perth campus is located, the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation; and on our Kalgoorlie campus, the Wongutha people of the North-Eastern Goldfields.