Education | The Wellington Makerspace

Hands-on for Everyone

Are you looking to get up to speed on new computer based fabrication tech like laser cutters, Vinyl cutters, CNC routers or 3D printers for your new product, business idea/prototype,  or classroom?

The Wellington Makerspace Team is absolutely committed to empowering people through knowledge and experience, and we are completely sincere when we say that we value education for everyone.

By providing inexpensive technology workshops, Professional Development and also helping provide feedback and guidance to Government agencies – our ultimate aim is to close the technology ‘have-have not’ gap for the betterment of both New Zealand and maybe the World. Please click this link for more information

We also welcome and praise open-mindedness and fully support the chance to make genuine learning mistakes -we love discussions and have been told many times that people have no fear of being ridiculed for their ideas/offerings!

Personal safety is paramount for great learning and as such, all our staff are NZ Police vetted with a full background check if working with vulnerable and/or  young people.

 

Meetups

We also run relaxed -but very informative – regular evening and weekend workshops. Why not come along and learn to use the equipment? Who knows you might end up saving on set-up costs for future projects or even set up a new business with your new found skills!  Some of our key courses are on 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, 3D design, Vector graphics, digital sculpting [just like clay!] and film/TV prop making.  Subscribe to our Meetup page to be updated on, or when new workshops happen:

meetup.com/wellingtonmakerspace

 

Mini-Makers Creative Computing club & Coder Dojo [Coming soon!]

We also sponsor a regular parent-hosted club called Mini-Makers which is an opportunity for 9 to 13 year olds to get hands-on with all sorts of creative technology.

The club provides a safe, secure and playful container to put the fun back into learning -especially suited for homeschoolers and Gifted children – we do activities like game-making, 3d design, web design, programming, electronics, digital ‘Making’ and animation. Sign up on meetup:

meetup.com/wellingtonmakerspace

 

Robotics Challenges

We love technology and what better way to integrate lots of different bits together than building and programming robots! In conjunction with Wellington’s Victoria University School of Engineering – we hold an open house Robotics Club every Monday from 6pm til 8pm for teenagers interested in all things engineering and tech!

The club is wide open for creativity and we’ve made small insect-type robots, robots that process plastic bottles, played with the Vex  and lego NXT Robotics platform we use in-house and now some wanna-be Robotics engineers are designing other cool robots for all sorts of tasks!

www.meetup.com/wellingtonmakerspace/

 

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