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

Upcoming Workshops - Advanced Electronics – Arduino ,Tie Dyeing – revivify your clothes, Reusable Gift Cards,Tote Bags.

Video: Webinar: Introduction to MakerSpace

Weekly workshops

Monday: 3D Printing Workshop 12 – 1.30 pm – learn the basics of 3d modelling and print your own model on our 3d printers.

Tuesday: Learn to Sew Basics Workshop 12 – 1.00 pm - sew a reusable gift bag.

Wednesday: Learn to Play Chess Workshops 12 pm onwards – learn from our knowledgeable SPSA’s how to play chess!  You can come on your own or bring a friend.

Thursday: Electronics Basic Workshops – Keen on learning the basics of coding and electronics?  Come and learn how to put together an Arduino Circuit.  This workshop can lead on to more advanced circuitry workshops in the future.

Friday: Illustrations Basics Workshops 12 – 2 pm - drop in and draw.  Hone your skills in observation and techniques with a range of Natural History objects as inspiration.  Materials provided or bring along a visual diary (suitable for wet techniques) to start your art journal journey.

Oral HealthStudents can book via Workshops to print your own 3D teeth sets for use in your studies.

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 Thursday.

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.