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Te Rua Makerspace: Equipment


We have 2 x Ultimaker 3 extended machines. Check out the link below for an intro video to these machines:

For more information on how to get started with 3D printing, please check out the '3D Printing' section under the "How to Guides" page.

     Roland BN-20. For more information, click here.

Create your own small or large badges/buttons with the Makerspace button makers

button makerWe Supply:

Button Maker machinery
Metal tops for buttons/badges
Metal backing for buttons/badges (with pins)
Paper cutter for creating badge/button design templates
Mylar film to seal the badge/buttons



Sunbeam iron  'Verve 65 Platinum'


Brother Innovis A16 Sewing Machine

Toyota CEV

Sew up a creation with the sewing machine.

We Supply:

Sewing machine
Assorted sewing machine parts:
 - bobbins, pins, needles, thread etc. 

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Raspberry Pi camera

Small Tools

Hot Glue Gun Kit

Includes hot glue gun and glue sticks.

Heavy duty staple gun (including 800 8mm staples)

  • Mini pliers - long nose, diagonal
  • heavy duty pliers
  • allen keys
  • screwdrivers
  • Mini 150mm adjustable wrench
  • Mini 8oz claw hammer
  • Mini 1/4" ratchet handle

Build and Play

Lego to your heart's content.

LegoWe Supply:

Assorted free Lego pieces
Firefighting kit
Assorted Lego booklets (use with free Lego to make various creations)
Half-shell paddling pools to use for sorting pieces
Foam mats for kneeling on

Kinetic sand kit, includes

  • container
  • sand
  • rake
  • plastic sculptures
  • Pocket volcano kit
  • Pirate ship model
  • 'Little Bits' Star Wards Droid Inventor Kit 
  • 'Little Bits' Gizmos and Gadgets Kit
  • 'Little Bits' Korg Synth Kit
  • 'Little Bits' pressure sensor
  • Arduino starter kit
  • Poi making kit
  • Paper aeroplane kit

Other Resources

  • Scissors
  • Felt pens
  • permanent markers
  • chalk markers
  • Colouring pencils
  • tongs
  • rolling pin
  • spatula
  • drawing pins
  • Masking tape (assorted types)
  • Sellotape
  • paper clips
  • sticky velcro hangers and stick on hoop and loop tape
  • peg board
  • Easel
  • Paper - A3 heavy sheets colour, A3 coloured sheets
  • Origami paper (3 colours) and Origami instructions
  • Plain white cards and envelopes
  • Corrogated paper roll
  • Rubber stamps
  • Paper flowers
  • Craft glue
  • Die cut paper ribbon (Nordic Christmas)
  • Silver glitter
  • Wooden cotton reels
  • Fishing line
  • Jute twine
  • Cookie cutters
  • Protective cutting mats
  • party straws
  • pipe cleaners
  • Knitting pattern book
  • Knitting needles
  • Wool (assorted)
  • Satin ribbon
  • Cord (cream) 60cm pieces
  • Beads (assorted)
  • Fabric (assorted pieces)
  • Buttons (assorted colours and sizes)
  • Sewing machine equipment (bobbins, needles, cotton)
  • Bodkin needle
  • Embroidary thread (two colours)
  • Dressmaking pattern
  • Embroidery pattern book
  • Mannequins
  • Assorted nails
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear muffs
  • Gloves
  • Labcoats


Use of the Makerspace is at your own risk.  Please read the equipment safety sheets, follow the advice of Makerspace staff and adhere to protocols for using the space.