It’s official! Wellington Makerspace is becoming a Charitable Trust! The process of drawing up the Deed is kindly being undertaken by the kind folks at Chapman Tripp who have agreed to support us Pro Bono – how cool is that? We should be completed by Christmas or early in the New Year and we can’t wait to get started!
The Wellington Makerspace Team is absolutely committed to empowering people through knowledge and experiences and we are completely sincere when in saying that we value education for everyone.
By providing inexpensive technology workshops, evening classes, Outreach programmes for vulnerable/at risk Youth, Schools and Tertiary institutions 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.
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.
We also run casual night workshops on design, engineering and craft. Come along and learn to use our equipment, and save on set-up costs for future projects. Some of our key courses are on 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, 3D design, Vector graphics, and prop making. Subscribe to our Meetup page to be updated on when new workshops happen:
We run regular club nights called Mini-Makers:Physical and Mini-Makers:Digital. These are for 9 to 13 year old boys and girls. Physical is about making physical things, like rockets, robots, boats and action figures. Digital is about the creative use of computers. Using the supplied laptops we do activities like game-making, 3d design, web design, and animation. Sign up on meetup: