Create and Maker Space
Create what you can imagine
Free for University of Auckland students and staff, the Create and Maker Space at Unleash Space hosts a suite of technology to help you create what you can imagine.
Our student technologists run free create and make workshops and trainings, to teach you how to use the equipment, and guide you to turn your ideas into reality.
Find out why the University of Auckland has an innovation hub and Maker Space here.
Using the Create and Maker Space
To use the Create and Maker Space and access all the exciting tools, technology, and machinery, you need to gain access to the Create and Maker Space first.
Gaining access to the Create and Maker Space is easy:
- Read the Code of Conduct
- Take the online quiz - you require 13/15 to pass
- Book a 45 minute Orientation session
Once you've attended orientation and done your preferred equipment training sessions you're free to start using the Create and Maker Space to unleash your potential and create what you imagine!
Equipment training is provided by our student Creative Technologies regularly and is necessary to be able to use our machines.
Check out the What's on page for training options.
Create and Make Workshops
Create and Make Workshops are fun, entry-level, workshops designed to help you learn about the equipment we have in the Create and Maker Space, by doing a project.
Turn up, have a great time, and leave with new skills, a creation of your own making, and some new friends.
See what Create and Make Workshops are on here.
Inspire and Resource Guides
Stuck for ideas on what to make? Need a bit of help with using a piece of equipment?
Our range of Inspire Guides provide a suite of projects that you can get stuck into, and guide you through all the steps to make your own creation.
Our Resource Guides are quick start-guides to help you navigate using a piece of equipment in the Create and Maker Space.
To find our Inspire and Resource Guides, click on the equipment you're most interested in below, and you'll find the Inspire Guides at the bottom of each page.
Create and Maker Space equipment and technology
Read more about the state-of-the-art equipment that are available for your use in the Create and Maker Space below.
Cut out and engrave designs with acrylic, wood, MDF, leather, and cardboard
Take professional quality photos of prototypes and projects
Create small computing devices, robots, dedicated circuit boards, and more
Transfer a model from real life into a digital model
Cut shapes in adhesive vinyl to create decals and stickers
Make clothes, soft toys, bags, and cushions, or repurpose old items into new
Make moulds for art, silicone, or even chocolate
Prototype items like cases and boxes, puzzles and toys, phone and camera mounts
Create durable prototypes of models out of wood, foam, and MDF