Cooroy Makerspace – where the magic is in the making

 

 

Noosa Library Service officially launched their Makerspace on the 6 April, 2018. 

So what is a makerspace?

Makerspaces, also called hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are places where people gather to work on joint creative projects, typically involving technology.

Cooroy Library’s traditional technology training room has been transformed into a community makerspace, designed to provide welcoming areas for making, learning and socialising.  Users can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover, using a variety of tools with a digital focus.  The space hosts new and emerging technology such as 3D Printers, a Virtual Reality system, sewing machines and a range of different robotics technology.

We encourage users to be creative and learn through experimentation, which will spark new ideas and new ways of thinking.  By seeing and sharing what other people have made, new concepts and designs can be generated.  Our future will benefit from people who with these new ideas and new ways of thinking, can solve problems with technology.

If you are interested in being involved, there are a range of different makerspace workshops  that will inspire you to be creative with technology or become a Makerspace Member and be able to use the facilities independently.

Makerspace Workshops

Makerspace Membership and Available Equipment

Makerspace User Guide

Makerspace 3D Printer Policy

3D Printing Examples

 

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the State Library of Queensland.