FAQ


The Makerspace is open to all Curtin University students, staff and adult community members.

Due to the nature of our Makerspace’s environment and the extra safety precautions required, the space is not available to children.

You are welcome to drop in anytime during our opening hours or email us with your query.

We are open Monday to Friday, 12pm – 5pm (during Semester). During the semester breaks, we are usually open by appointment only.

Curtin Makers is our online community for sharing ideas, projects, and skills.

Please refer to our Equipment List.

Equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can book ahead of time with Makerspace staff, or via email. Bookings are subject to availability.

There is no fee to use the equipment or materials, and as such, we do not provide a service where we do the work for you. Priority is given to course-related projects. Consumables are for everyone, so be mindful of this and not use things to excess.

Our Makerspace staff can provide information, help you to locate the equipment you need and assist you to get started. We promote self-directed learning and are not necessarily experts in all the activity areas we support.

The Makerspace facilitates a range of online and face-to-face workshops and drop in sessions throughout the year. See available workshops

We have four 3D printers available for use:

Two x UP Box+

  • Software: UP Studio
  • File type: stl
  • Printing material: PLA
  • Build Volume: 255 x 205 x 205 mm

Two x Flashforge Inventor II

  • Software: Flashprint
  • File type: stl
  • Printing material: PLA
  • Build Volume: 140 x 150 x 140 mm

*We cannot print overnight, time limits apply. See the Equipment list for more information.

The Makerspace has an Emblaser 2

  • Software: LightBurn - installed on the connected laptop
  • File type: AI, PDF, SVG, DFX, PLT, PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP (preferred)
  • Material: Cloth, cardboard, paper, leather, wood, and more
  • Material Capacity: 500 x 300 x 50mm

  • Please ask Makerspace staff before using the laser cutter to ensure settings are correctly applied. See the Equipment list for more information.

Although COVID restrictions have been relaxed, we encourage mask wearing and good personal hygiene in the Makerspace, inlcuding keeping an appropriate distance from each other. Please don’t attend the Makerspace if you are feeling unwell or waiting for COVID-19 test results.

If these FAQs did not answer your questions, please contact us.



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.