Library Subject Guides

Te Rua Makerspace: Equipment

Machinery/Appliances

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

https://youtu.be/WV2C6YXMJzc

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
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  • '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

Disclaimer

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.