Tinkd Makerspace is a place for making, collaborating, learning and sharing. A place where you learn by doing. A place that encourages the mindset of being a creator, not just a consumer. A community resource available to anyone of a curious nature, with the sharing of tools, equipment and knowledge, regardless of age, ability, experience, or socioeconomic status.
There are six zones currently, which include 3D printing, laser cutting and etching, robotics, textiles, computing/technology, electronics, and vinyl decal/heat transfer. So whether you want to make a custom printed t-shirt, laser cut your own jewellery or 3D print a prototype for your latest invention, Tinkd Makerspace is the place to go.
Tinkd is also home to the Tauranga Repair Café, a free monthly event on the last Saturday of every month, where the public and volunteers, who know how to fix things, come together and give objects destined for the landfill a second chance.
Maker sessions currently run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. Tinkd will (eventually) run 24/7 and have all the latest tools and equipment to enable and encourage life-long learning. So, if you too like to tinker then make sure you book your free tour now. With maker members aged from 8 – 88, there is something for everyone. From a casual one-off maker membership, to monthly and annual memberships available. Tinkd also collaborates with community and youth groups, schools and businesses looking for team-building exercises. The options really are endless inside Tinkd.
Wed, Thurs, Fri: 5PM-8PM