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Makerspace and workshops#

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The content on this page describes how to make workshops.#


The focus here is to provide a general purpose workshop that is capable of providing what is needed for making things in metal, wood, plastic and that also will permit you to make things with electronics.

The Makerspace or Hackerspace is part of a new industrial revolution that promises to place the means of production in the hands of the craftsman. More pragmatically, although the means of production on a large scale remain within the property of large organizations, short-term and small-scale production is now an essential part of current business models. This results in the craftsman having greater production capacity.

You will find the following content here:#

  • Budget workshop that can be made for less than $100 using up-cycled items.
  • Larger-scale workshops for schools or communal maker spaces.
  • Guides on how to use tools safely.

A Small Workshop Suitable For One Person At A Time#

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A Budget Workshop can be made on a desktop.#

  • Hand tools - Tools (Pliers, Side-cutters, Screwdrivers, Wire strippers, Junior hack-saw and compartments for parts and components)
  • Bench drill could be a second hand or new one
  • Dremmel or equivalent
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wire wool, wet and dry abrasive paper
  • Soldering Station (Soldering Iron, stand, solder pump)
  • Arduino
  • Solder-less breadboard
  • Lots of components, parts, nuts and bolts
  • styrene foam cutter
  • Equipment (Two multimeters)
  • Power Supply
  • Reading glasses (x3) and jewellers loupe (30x10)