Our Mission

Doing is a different way of thinking

The ANU MakerSpace is an initiative by the Research School of Physics and Engineering, where we know people learn by doing.  

The MakerSpace community and tools are accessible to ALL current ANU staff & students. We believe that inter-disciplinary environments breed creativity, and that everyone has something they can teach everyone else. 

Projects undertaken in the ANU MakerSpace can be linked to education, research & 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.

Project Highlights

   

Tools

We have an assortment of tools, equipment and resources available for users to build and make many things. We also collaborate with other facilities on campus, so if you can't find what you need, just ask!

  • Hand & power tools. Click for dialog box.
  • ultimaker 3D printers, click for dialog box
  • electronics bench equipment. Click for dialog box.
  • Carvey CNC Router. Click for dialog box.
  • Form 2 3D printer. Click for dialog box.
  • Trotec Laser Cutter. Click for dialog box.
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  • Pfaff Sewing Machine
  • H T C Vive headset
  • badge maker

Team

Come chat to us. We're here to help!

Staff

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    MakerSpace Mastermind

    Dr. John Debs
    john.debs@anu.edu.au

    Ask me about: Physics and Lamps

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    MakerSpace Ground Control

    Ms. Rachael Hanrick
    rachael.hanrick@anu.edu.au

    Ask me about: Woodworking, Laser-Cutting, and Sewing

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    MakerSpace Ground Control
    TechBroker Officer

    Mr. Jordan Haddrick
    jordan.haddrick@anu.edu.au

    Ask me about: Electronics, 3D printing, and CNC Machining.

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    MakerSpace Ground Control
    Culture and Inclusion Officer

    Ms. Saskia Morris
    saskia.morris@anu.edu.au

    Ask me about: Laser-Cutting, and 3D Printing

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Our staff are all proud ANU Allies, and members of the ANU Ally network for LGBTIQ+ inclusion.

Mentors

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    Ashley
    Bio-CT Specialist

    Centre for Advanced Microscopy

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    Sam
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Research School of Physics

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    Brooke
    Student

    B. Vis. Art/B. Art Hist.
    School of Art and Design

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    Afzal
    Honours Student

    B. Adv. Computing/B. Stats.
    Research School of Computer Science

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    Rosie
    Student

    B. Vis. Art
    School of Art and Design

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    Peter
    Student

    B. Design
    School of Art and Design

Mentors are dedicated members of our community who volunteer time to the MakerSpace and have privileged tool access.
If you think you have what it takes to be a mentor, come chat with staff members.
Mentors are able to gain hours towards an ANU+ accreditation.

Find Us Here!

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The ANU MakerSpace is open for inducted users from 8:00AM to 6:00PM
Tuesday to Friday (excluding public holidays and University shutdown)
Maker-Mondays! Extends hours to 8pm every Monday
makerspace@anu.edu.au

ANU MakerSpace
Physics Education Centre
Building 38, Science Road
The Australian National University
ACTON, ACT 2601
Australia