Makerspaces

Makerspaces

A green robot. Auckland Libraries' makerspaces are areas where you can make all sorts of things, like robots, apps, digital music, and 3D printing. Try something new and link up with people who have similar interests.

Auckland Libraries’ makerspaces are an outcome of Te Kauroa – Future Directions, and focus on digital skills and creativity, for all ages!  

You can contact individual libraries for specific programmes, or email makerspace@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for general queries.

Find a makerspace at the following locations:

 

Central City Library

When: Library hours
Where: Level 1, Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street
Bookings: Drop by, call us 09 890 2417 or email us if you wish to use the 3D printer. 
Contact: 09 890-2417

Available:

  • 1 x Ultimaker2 3D printer
  • 3 x Linux computers running open source software (e.g., Audacity, Openshot, Gimp, Blendr)

 

Birkenhead Library MakerLab

When: Second and fourth Fridays of every month, 3.30pm to 5pm, school term only
Where: Birkenhead Library, corner Rawene Rd and Hinemoa St
Contact: 09 486 8460

Available:

  • 2 x 3D pen
  • 2 x MaKey MaKey invention kit
  • 1 x Snap circuit
  • 4 x iPads
  • 2 x littleBits workshop set
  • 1 x Sphero

 

Glen Eden Library 

When: Every Tuesday , 3.30pm - 4.30pm 
Where: Glen Eden Library 
Cost: Free

Come along and have fun discovering all sorts of things, including: 

  • Robotics
  • Electronics
  • Stop motion
  • Game making
  • Sphero robotic balls
  • Makey, makey kits
  • Illusions

Have fun tinkering. Ages 6-14 years old.

Glenfield Library 3D printing workshops

When: Every Thursday, 3.45pm - 5pm.
Where: Glenfield Library
Cost: Free

Learn the basics of 3D printing using Tinkercad to build a simple object. 

The workshops are aimed at school aged children. There is no need to book a place, simply turn up after school and have a go.

 

Panmure Library

When: Weekdays, 3pm – 5.30pm
Where: Panmure Library, 3 Pilkington Road
Contact: 09 574 6140

Available:

 

Te Matariki Clendon Library

When: Library hours
Where: Te Matariki Clendon Library, 17 Palmer’s Road
Contact: 09 269 0500

Available:

 

Waiheke Library

When: Every Sunday, 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Waiheke Library, 131-133 Ocean View Road, Oneroa
Contact: (09) 374 1325
Cost: Free

Available:

  • 1 x Ultimaker 2 3D printer
  • 2 x Cubelets Robotics kits
  • 1 x MaKey MaKey invention kit 
  • 1 x Xbox 360 
  • 5  x iPads

 

Whau makerspace 

Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, New Lynn

When: Library hours
Where: Avondale, Blockhouse Bay and New Lynn Libraries
Contact: Your nearest library for more information

Available:

  • 1 x Ultimaker 2 3D printer
  • 6 x laptops with Ubuntu Studio
  • 10 x Cubelets Robotics kits

 

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