Maker Spaces and 3D printing

Find out about 3D modelling and printing, and other maker space activities at our libraries and learning centres.

Mobile Maker spaces

There are mobile maker space kits at Redwood, Parklands (meccano or brainbox available all day), Spreydon and Hornby libraries. See the list of maker space events and activities.

Activities include crafts, Meccano, playdough modelling, beading, knitting and more.

Maker space at Parklands Library
Maker space at Parklands Library. December 2015. Flickr 20151224_112615

3D and maker space classes

Watch the videos in our step-by-step guide to making 3D models.

Beginners’ 3D design & printing

In this two hour class you will learn how to use free, basic 3D modelling software to design and print, using biodegradable PLA plastic.

Maker Space Girls 10 to 13-year-olds

This dynamic and innovative workshop will explore 3D design, coding, robotics, photo editing, animations, music making and a whole lot more!  This programme runs over two terms.

Maker Space workshop 10 to 13-year-olds

This dynamic and innovative workshop will explore 3D design, coding, robotics, photo editing, animations, music making and a whole lot more!  This programme runs over two terms.

Horizons - 2D to 3D Years 6 to 8

3D printing, using 123D software to design key rings, Hama beads and 3D pens to create favourite characters. Students will then use print craft to design their own buildings and 123D to design and print their creations.

3D Printing at Christchurch City Libraries

Library customers can get 3D modelling tuition, access to 3D Modelling software and the ability to 3D print their creations at the library. You can access Autodesk 123D Design Modelling software on public computers or download and use it from home for free if they have a compatible PC or Mac.

View our online tuition on how to use Autodesk 123D modelling software
These 20 video tutorials will get you started with using this software.

Once you have managed to successfully produce an object to print, email your .stl file to the following email address: tehapua3d@ccc.govt.nz

When a .stl file is received through this email address it will be checked for “printability” by staff at the Learning Centre at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre and if it works, it will be printed for you. If not, staff will contact you to explain what needs to happen.

At present the cost for a 3D Print is 10 cents per gram of filament.

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Fab Lab

Fab Lab Chch is a community digital fabrication workshop that supports grass-roots innovation. Our goal is to empower people to become the makers and creators of their own world.

Classes are available for all ages, and they have bookable equipment available. Like Fab Lab Chch on Facebook.

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