What is Makerspace Adelaide?
Makerspace Adelaide is evolution of Fab Lab Adelaide, the new name better reflect the changes and growth of Fab Lab Adelaide as a hub of making in the Adelaide CBD since 2012.
The Core Values of Makerspace Adelaide are:
- Make don’t buy
- Repair and reuse – don’t throw away
- Share your knowledge and skills with the community
Makerspace Adelaide is 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 will be staff and volunteers to help members learn how to safely use the tools and equipment.
What we do
Makerspace Adelaide provides affordable access to tools, equipment, a community of like-minded makers. We offer membership, classes, workshop, speakers and special events.
Makerspace Adelaide brings together a vibrant mix of makers, hackers, creative groups and individuals to make, create, teach, learn and collaborate.
Makerspace Adelaide is ‘spiritual home’ for the Adelaide maker community providing a focal point for a diverse community of makers, making and innovation.
Why we do it
As the local economy changes, Adelaide needs to explore the possibilities of innovation and invention.
We are also keen to make sure traditional making and engineering skills are not lost from the wider community. Makerspace Adelaide will help retain these special skills in the community and provide a space and the environment for the passing on of skills to the next generation of makers.
A space of opportunities and possibilities
Inventors, makers and entrepreneurs cannot go from an idea to ‘the next big thing’ in one simple step. They need to develop their ideas, prototype, refine and continue to develop their ideas and inventions. Makerspace Adelaide and the wisdom of the maker community is a vital step in the process of transforming ideas into reality.
The diversity of users is the biggest strength of any Makerspace, they bring people from all walks of life, industries and backgrounds.
The Maker Movement has been described as the “new industrial revolution”… “the speed of delivery and the ability of masses to innovate using technology and tools that were previously held by bigger corporations and the government are new. The maker movement is perhaps the biggest change the economy will go through since the invention of the internet.”
Makerspace Adelaide is managed by SA Makers Inc. a volunteer run non-profit organisation that exists to provide opportunities for and to promote makers and making in South Australia.
Working Groups made up of Makerspace Adelaide users, help manage all aspects of running the makerspace.