The UOW Makerspace features a number of Me2 model 3D printers available to all students upon their completion of the 60-minute 3D printing induction, which can be registered for via the UOW Makerspace website.
Featuring many different types of PLA filament available in an array of different colors, this allows you to create unique and durable 3D models. Whether you're an experienced creator or an amateur who is only just dipping a toe into the world of 3D printing, the Makerspace presents an opportunity for you to experiment with ideas and explore just what the technology can offer you.
This can mean modelling your own 3D objects in blender or AutoCAD with our suite of IMAX and PCs or just downloading pre-existing models from Thingiverse.com. Both approaches are welcome as long as the model can fit within the 20x20x20 dimensions of the printer bed itself.
Once you have the file you'd like to print, it's as simple as checking that the printer is free to use and setup to your preferences and then uploading it via the nearby PC. After that you're good to go.
The MakerSpace is a place to safely use tools and equipment to explore your creativity and test your technical skills. It's open to all students and staff to walk through and engage with.
Have you ever wanted to explore the laneways of Morocco without getting on a plane? Or create your own game controlled by a banana? Or make something out of nothing on a 3D printer? Now you can.
The MakerSpace is a SAF funded space that officially opened its doors on the 15th of May 2017.
You can become a MakerSpace mentor! Our mentors support students and staff with our equipment and communicate with maker groups and workshops.
Becoming a mentor is a great way to keep on top of current technologies and safe work practices, plus enhances your workplace skills in communication, teamwork and customer service.
Find out more about MakerSpace mentors and how to apply for the volunteer role online.
Enjoy the MakerSpace, or have an idea of how we can make it even more amazing? Let us know!