Makerspace Adelaide is a not-for-profit community fabrication workshop providing affordable access to a variety of tools and equipment - from laser cutters and sewing machines to 3D printers and traditional hand tools.
Along with access to tools there are staff and volunteers to help members learn how to safely use the tools and equipment.
We do not have on-site parking, however there are all day parks available on Franklin Street and nearby at the Adelaide Central Markets.
Another approach some of our members use is to park just outside of the city and catch the tram in (eg Bonython Park). The tram is free from the Entertainment Centre all the way to South Terrace.
We do have a loading dock available for up to 30 minutes, access must be organized in advance as the roller-door is usually kept down.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
Yes! We have designed our workspaces with enough clearance to accommodate wheelchairs, and we have an accessible bathroom available. Many of our workshop workbenches are also at a wheelchair-friendly height.
Please note that our secondary hallway is currently a narrow fit for wheelchairs, we recommend using the walkway through the Digital Fabrication room to access the Multipurpose Room, Kitchen, Bathrooms, and Workshop.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us
Can I hire you to make things for me?
As a community Makerspace we firmly believe in the empowerment of others. We would prefer to teach you how to make things instead of making them for you.
You may be able to reach out to some of the members of our maker community to complete commission jobs for you, however these are outside the core services that Makerspace Adelaide offers and must be negotiated directly with those makers.
Makerspace Adelaide takes no responsibility for any external agreements made with members of our community.
Can I bring my children?
Children are welcome! We have many interesting projects to keep them entertained, as well as free wifi.
Due to the potentially dangerous machinery and equipment in the building, Children must be supervised at all times
Can I leave my project there or do I have to take it home with me every time?
All active members (excluding casual users) are allowed the option of on-site project storage, please discuss with our volunteer team beforehand as space may be limited.
We use a "Parking Permit" system to manage project storage.
Can I bring my own tools/materials?
Absolutely! However, there are some important restrictions on this.
Electrical equipment (eg sewing machines, power tools) must be tagged and tested by our team before they can be used in the Makerspace.
Hazardous or volatile materials/chemicals (eg Ferric Chloride for PCB etching) may not be brought onto the premises without the express written permission of our Site Supervisor.
For further information please ask our volunteer team when you next visit.