Library MakerSpace

Ourimbah Library MakerSpace is a unique learning space that encourages people to problem solve, learn, experiment, innovate, create, collaborate and find peer support. It’s located on the ground floor of the library and is open to all University of Newcastle and TAFE Ourimbah students and staff. Some of the equipment includes - 3D printers and scanner, sewing machines, Cricut, embroidery, electronics, podcast equipment, art and craft supplies, games and chill-out items.

Latest News

Saturday Workshops - We are planning some fun and creative Saturday afternoon workshops during Semester 2 so watch this space.

Should we get an EMBLASER @ laser cutter/engraver? Let us know what you think.

Video: Webinar: Introduction to MakerSpace

Book a Workshop

Monday – Gift Bag and Card Workshop – This is a fun workshop where you learn to sew a gift bag, screen print or iron on a vinyl image and make a matching gift card.

Tuesday Electronics Basic Workshop 12 – 1.00 pm – Keen on learning the basics of coding and electronics?  Come and learn how to put together an Arduino Circuit

Wednesday Illustration – starting the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a 3-week block learn the basics of illustration from a Natural History Artist with Week 1 – Graphite, Week 2 - pen and ink and Week 3 - watercolour.  All materials supplied.

Wednesday 12 – 1pm 3D Print Workshop – learn the basics of 3D printing.

Thursday 12 – 1pm 3D Print Workshop - learn the basics of 3D printing.

Friday Sewing Workshop 12 – 2pm Sew a denim Tote Bag

Oral Health Students can book via the link in Workshops to print your 3D teeth (make sure you are inducted first).

Daily Creative Activities

Monday to Friday we have some chill out activities ready to go ranging from crochet, arts and crafts, chess, easy sewing activities, Cricut vinyl fun, badge making, Canva basics, electronics and Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits.

Sessions

Book online or drop-in if you are feeling lucky! (COVID 19 limit atm is 10 people)

Sessions times are available daily. Book a specific piece of equipment or some time to experiment and be creative in the MakerSpace.   We have easy-to-follow guides for sewing gift bags or 3D modelling.  We have lots of different equipment to experiment with (listed below) and you are welcome to chat to our team about specific projects.

The MakerSpace is free to all students – we just ask you to bring your own material for large projects.

Make sure you follow us on Instagram @uonlibmakers and #UONMakers or drop in and see us!

Academic and Professional Staff please refer to the updated Terms of Use.

Opening hours

10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Equipment

MakerSpace equipment list (PDF, 145KB)

Contact us

Ms Linda Cox

MakerSpace Coordinator

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.