Our Mission

Doing is a different way of thinking

The ANU MakerSpace is a growing network of spaces across campus, and a community where we know people learn by doing. The MakerSpace community and tools are accessible to all current ANU staff and students. We believe that inter-disciplinary environments breed creativity, and that everyone has something they can teach everyone else. 

We currently have three locations on campus at Physics, the School of Art and Design, and Engineering.

Projects undertaken in the ANU MakerSpace can be linked to education, research and personal hobbies. We are a commons for curiosity – a truly research-led environment, furnished with resources for people to experiment, investigate, prototype, and solve problems. Our aim is to empower users with confidence to be life-long self-learners and makers.

History

To make is human

The ANU MakerSpace was founded in the Research School of Physics in 2016. Born out of a long tradition of teaching and research philosophy that people learn by doing, and that creativity thrives in interdisciplinary environments. Since then we have a growing member base of over 1000 people spanning the entire demographic of the University. This includes all seven ANU Colleges, undergraduate & postgraduate students, as well as Academic & professional staff, and a strong focus on diversity and inclusivity. In 2019 we expanded the network into the Digifab space at the School of Art and Design, and in 2020 we're excited to open up facilities at the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Project Highlights

   

History

To make is human

The ANU MakerSpace was founded in 2016 by the Research School of Physics. It was born out of a long tradition of teaching and research philosophy that people learn by doing, and that creativity thrives in interdisciplinary environments. Since then we have a growing member base of over 1000 people spanning the entire demographic of the University. This includes all seven ANU Colleges, undergraduate & postgraduate students, as well as academic & professional staff, and a strong focus on diversity and inclusivity. In 2019 we expanded the network into the Digifab space at the School of Art and Design, and in 2020 we opened up our first facilities at the College of Engineering and Computer Science.