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General Information

What is Te Rua Makerspace?

Te Rua Makerspace is where learning is made practical by applying a range of disciplines to explore ideas, solve problems and build things through making. 

At UC, Te Rua Makerspace encourages student and staff collaboration and relationship building between differing disciplines and fields of study to drive the creative environment. We make available a selection of high and low technologies to explore materials and ideas, create, craft, discover, invent, prototype, fabricate, innovate and tinker.

Te Rua is also the perfect spot to take a creative break from your studies! Whether you want to decompress and play with Lego for 10 minutes or spend the whole day working on a personal project away from classwork, Te Rua is the place to be!

Who can use Te Rua?

Te Rua Makerspace is accessible to all current UC students and staff. 

For access to specific machine such as 3D printers and sewing machines, you will first need to complete an induction. Please click on the 'inductions' tab for more information. 

Where is Te Rua?

Te Rua is located on the second floor of Puaka James Hight. Just enter through the main library entrance and we're on the left! 

When can I use Te Rua?

Drop by anytime between 10am-7pm on weekdays to check the space out and get creative. To register for specific workshops or inductions, view available slots on the library events calendar. 

We're open all throughout the year, however our opening hours may be subject to change due to activities and events in the space. We aim to always give prior notice of such disruptions through our library social media and or notice board at the Te Rua entrance.

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Follow the links depending on what you want to do in the makerspace


Te Rua staff

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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.