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. If there is something specific you need we may already have it, so 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 the 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 the 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)

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

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 the Desktop 3D Scanner in the Makerspace

  • Einscan software is installed on the Media Desktop PC. Currently it requires a Makerspace staff member to log in to access the software
  • Opening the application provides step by step instructions to set up the scanner
  • Can be operated in turntable mode (small 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: tbc

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 the 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.
  • The ipad and Structure Sensor itself may need charging before use
  • Scans can be emailed to yourself in a zip file
  • 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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Laser cutters for beginners

Emblaser 2 tutorials

Emblaser 2 ‘How to’ Youtube playlist

Emblaser 2 ‘Showcase playlist’

Emblaser 2 User manual

Using the Laser Cutter in the Makerspace

  • Lightware software is installed on a laptop connected to the Laser cutter
  • We have some mdf (3mm) as well as acrylic sheets (3mm) available for use. You are also welcome to bring your own materials
  • 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: Making molds for food, craft, design, packaging and manufacturing

Model: Mayku Form Box

Manufacturer: Makyu

Materials it can work with: For Forming: PETg, HIPS, ABS, Polystyrene, polypropylene, Polycarbonate, Polyethylenes, Acrylic PMMA; For casting: concrete, silicone, chocolate, jello, resin

Build volume: 200mm (L) × 200mm (W) x 130mm (H)

Temp range of built-in heater: 160C - 340C

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Resources


Quick Start Guide (Youtube)

Mayku - how it works

Mayku User Manual

Mayku Youtube channel

Mayku Creators area

Using the Vacuum Mold Maker in the Makerspace

  • Cast sheets and form sheets are available in the Makerspace.
  • There is a laminated guide and user manual next to the machine
  • Please ask Makerspace staff for assistance to use the vacuum mold machine.

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Useful for: Complex cut-outs, stencils, sticker making, card making, papercraft

Model: Cricut Maker

Manufacturer: Provo Craft & Novelty Inc

Software: Cricut Design Space

Importable file formats: png, jpg, svg, dxf

Materials it can work with: paper, card, adhesive sheets, foil, illustration boards, fabric, balsa, canvas, vinyl, felt, transfer sheets and many other materials

Max cutout space: 30cm x 30 cm

Accessories

  • range of blades

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User manual

List of materials the Cricut will cut

Uploading images into Design Space

Instructional video (Youtube)

Using the Cricut in the Makerspace

  • The Design Space software is installed on a laptop which is connected to the Cricut
  • An inkjet printer …
  • A range of materials is available for use with the Cricut
  • Please inform or ask for assistance from Makerspace staff before using the Cricut

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Useful for: Making or repairing craft items, making or repairing clothing, sewing texture onto paper/book making

Model: eXplore 320

Manufacturer: Elna

Materials it can work with: fabric, thread

Stitch types: 18 available, including buttonholes

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User Manual

Elna 320 introduction (Youtube)

Using the Domestic Sewing Machine in the Makerspace

  • We have a collection of donated fabrics in many colours, patterns and types available for use
  • A range of threads, and other sewing equipment is also available.

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Useful for: Finishing seams on woven fabrics, sewing seams on knit fabrics, gathering, and rolled hems and fancy edges

Model: 1110DX Overlocking Machine

Manufacturer: Janome

Materials it can work with: woven and knit fabrics

Seam type: 2 and 3/4

Thread overlock needle: Janome Balloint (12x1SP)

Seam length: 1 - 5 mm

Seam Width: 3.5 mm; 5.7mm; 2.00mm

Speed control: electronic

Cutting width: adjustable

Differential feed ratio: 0.5 - 2.25

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User manual

Basic operations (Youtube)

Overlockers for beginners (Youtube)

Using the Overlocker in the Makerspace

  • We have a range of fabrics available for you to use.
  • You are also welcome to bring your own materials.

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Useful for: Embroidering designs on textiles. Can also be used for quilting and sewing

Model: Memory Craft 9900

Manufacturer: Janome

Software: Artistic Digitizer

Importable file formats: tbc

Exportable file formats: .JEF, .JEF+, JPX, JBX

Materials it can work with: Textiles and thread

Max embroidery size: 170 x 200mm

Stitch types: 200 decorative and quilting stiches

Maximum Stitch length: 5 mm;

Accessories

  • Embroidery Hoop RE20a (170 x 200mm)

  • Range of feet - overedge, zigzag, rolled hem, blind hem, zipper, button, darning

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User manual

Embroidery formats

Instructional video (Youtube)

Artistic Digitizer Youtube playlist

Using the Embroidery & Quilting Machine in the Makerspace

  • Artistic Digitizer software is installed on the iMac near the embroidery machine.
  • The software will convert an image to an embroidered patch, and allows for editing. There are also pre-designs accessible via the electronic touch screen menu on the machine.
  • Settings (eg position and size) are made using the electronic touch screen menu.
  • A range of embroidery thread, textiles, backing/ interface is available for use.
  • Please ask for advice/assistance from Makerspace staff (if required)

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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 the 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 the 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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Useful for: Making badges, fridge magnets and keyrings

Model: Micro Badge Maker

Manufacturer: ebadges

Materials it can work with: paper (inkjet or laser paper, ~100gsm), fabric (linens and cottons work best)

Badge sizes: Badges and magnets - 38 mm; Key rings - 45 mm

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Badge template (Photoshop file)

Artwork guide

User manual - printable instructions

How to make a badge or magnet (Youtube)

How to make a keyring

Using the Badgemakers in the Makerspace

  • To design your own artwork, you can use image creating software/editing such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Canva, Corel Draw, GIMP, Photopea etc.
  • We have some pre-printed, pre-cut designs you can use, or you can design your own.
  • Circle cutters are available (please use on the perspex squares).
  • Laminated step by step instructions are provided, but feel free to ask for assistance if you would like to be shown how to use the badge-makers.

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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.