Equipment list


Items on this list can be used in the Makerspace during opening hours. Equipment is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If you would like to book a time to guarantee access, please contact the Makerspace on 9266 7687 or makerspace@curtin.edu.au. From time to time equipment is unavailable due to maintenance or other factors.

We are updating this list at the moment (it’s been a while!), if there is something specific you need we may already have it, feel free to get in touch.

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Useful for: Making objects and tools from 3D models, testing prototypes or creating final products.

Model: UP BOX+

Manufacturer: Tiertime

Software: UP Studio

Importable file formats: .up3, .ups, .stl, .obj, .3mf, .ply, .off, .3ds, .gcode

Materials it can work with: ABS, PLA

Build volume: 255 × 205 × 205 mm

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Basic guide to 3D Printing in the Curtin Library

UPBOX+ User manual

Using UP BOX+ 3D printer in the Makerspace

  • We have two UPBOX+ printers
  • We use only PLA filament, with a range of colours to choose from
  • There is no cost to you to 3D print in the Makerspace
  • We cannot print overnight, so time limits apply. If you have a print that will take longer than 5 hours (during our opening hours), please contact the Makerspace to make an appointment to start the print job earlier in the day
  • Please inform or ask for assistance from Makerspace staff before using the 3D printers

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Useful for: Making objects and tools from 3D models, testing prototypes or creating final products.

Model: Flashforge Inventor II

Manufacturer: Flashforge

Software: Flashprint

Importable file formats: .stl, .obj, .3MF

Materials it can work with: PLA

Build volume: 150mm x 140mm x 140mm

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Basic guide to 3D Printing in the Curtin Library

Flashforge Inventor II User manual

Using Flashforge 3D Printer in the Makerspace

  • We have two Flashforge printers available
  • We use only PLA filament, with a range of colours to choose from
  • There is no cost to you to 3D print in the Makerspace
  • We cannot print overnight, so time limits apply. If you have a print that will take longer than 5 hours (during our opening hours), please contact the Makerspace to make an appointment to start the print job earlier in the day
  • Please inform or ask for assistance from Makerspace staff before using the 3D printers

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Useful for: Making a 3D virtual model of objects.

Model: EinScan SE

Manufacturer: Shining 3D

Software: Einscan

Exportable file formats: .obj, .stl, .asc, .ply, .3mf

Materials it can work with: Small objects (using turntable) and larger objects (fixed scan mode)

Object scan size (Turntable mode): Min 30x30x30mm Max 250x250x250mm

Object scan size (Fixed scan mode): Min 30x30x30mm Max 700×700×700mm

Maximum weight capacity (Turntable mode): 5kg

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Full specifications

EinScan-SE 3D Scanner Setup (Youtube)

3D Einscan SE Start to Finish (Youtube)

EinScan SE Guidebook

Einscan SE user manual

Using Desktop 3D scanner in the Makerspace

  • Einscan software is installed on the Media Desktop PC, and can be accessed through the Guest account. (CHECK)
  • Opening the application provides step by step instructions to set up the scanner
  • Can be operated in turntable mode (small objects) or fixed scan mode (for larger objects)
  • Feel free to ask Makerspace staff for assistance during set up to ensure optimal settings are achieved

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Useful for: Scanning objects to create a 3D model

Model: Structure sensor (original)

Manufacturer: Occipital

Software: Ipad apps - Calibrator, Scanner, Room Capture, Structure

Exportable file formats: Check

Materials it can work with: Any solid object (including humans)

Recommended scan range: 300mm to 500mm +

Depth resolution: 1280mm x 960mm

Accessories

  • Bridge headset (uses Structure Sensor with an iphone (6s and up) to scan and and render a room)

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Getting started with the Structure Sensor

Using your Structure Sensor for the first time

Structure Sensor tutorial: viewer and scanner demo apps (Youtube)

Occipital Structure Sensor - 3D scan your face and more! (Youtube)

Bridge headset – introduction (Youtube)

Bridge headset – getting started (Youtube)

Bridge headset – product information (Youtube)

Using Handheld 3D scanner in the Makerspace

  • We have a dedicated ipad for use with the Structure Sensor with the necessary apps installed, and an iphone that can be used with the Bridge headset. (CHECK THE PHONE)
  • The ipad and Structure Sensor itself may need charging before use
  • Scans can be emailed to yourself in a zip file (CHECK)
  • Please ask Makerspace staff for assistance to access the scanner, and for any help to use it (if required)

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Useful for: Cutting complex shapes, creating prototypes, etching designs

Model: Emblaser 2

Manufacturer: Darkly labs

Software: Lightburn

Importable file formats: includes .ai, .svg, .dxf, .pdf, .bmp, .jpg, .png

Materials it can work with: plywood, acrylic, card, balsa wood, fabric (cotton, felt), styrene

Build volume: 500mm x 300mm x 50mm

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Resources


Laser cutters for beginners

Emblaser 2 tutorials

Emblaser 2 ‘How to’ Youtube playlist

Emblaser 2 ‘Showcase playlist’

Emblaser 2 User manual

Using Laser cutter in the Makerspace

  • Lightware software is installed on our xx laptop which is connected to the Laser cutter
  • Please inform or ask for advice/assistance from Makerspace staff before using
  • The machine must be closely attended at all times while in use
  • We have some mdf (3mm) as well as acrylic sheets (3mm) available for use. You are also welcome to bring your own materials

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Useful for: Taking photos and shooting video

Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II (G)

Manufacturer: Canon

Software: Canon EOS 7D Mark II (G)

Exportable file formats: JPEG, RAW, MPO (stills), AVCHD, MP4 (video)

Accessories

  • 2 lenses (EFS 18-135mm and EF 85mm, both with HOYA UV(C) filter), remote control, Wi-Fi Adapter, 128GB microSD memory card, 2 batteries and battery charger, USB micro cable, instruction manual and EF lens instructions

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Full specifications

Canon EOS 7D Mark II User manual

Canon Photography Tips and Tutorials

Canon Videography Tips

Using Canon DSLR Camera in the Makerspace

  • The camera may need charging before use
  • Please ask makerspace staff for access to the equipment, and for any assistance required

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Useful for: Taking photos and shooting video

Model: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Software: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Exportable file formats: JPEG, RAW, MPO (stills), AVCHD, MP4 (video)

Accessories

  • 2 lenses (1 x 14-140mm and 1 x 25mm), a 128GB microSD memory card, 2 batteries and a battery charger, USB 3.0 micro cable, operating instruction booklet and Quick Guide

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Full specifications

Lumix User manual

Lumix Product Guide

Lumix Digital Camera Know-Hows

Using Pansonic DSLR Camera in the Makerspace

  • The camera may need charging before use
  • Please ask makerspace staff for access to the equipment, and for any assistance required

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Useful for: Taking 360 stills or videos with full 360 degree horizontal x 240 degree vertical field of view

Model: 360 Fly 4K

Manufacturer: 360 Fly

Software: 360Fly mobile app (Google Play and App Store)

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Full specifications

Quick Start Guide

User Manual

360Fly 4K - Hands-on (Review)

360Fly 4K tutorials

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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.