The Makerspace is a dedicated area for model assembly and storage in the Baldwin Spencer building, right next door to the MSD building. In this space you will find large durable tables, designed specifically for model assembly and collaborative work, as well as a selection of hand tools and large cupboards to store your model and parts during assembly.
The Makerspace is open to all students and staff from the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The tables and storage is allocated on a first come basis.
The Makerspace is open 7 days a week from 7:00am - 11:00pm.
- The Makerspace is open to all students and staff from the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, both undergraduate and postgraduate.
- The tables and storage is allocated on a first come basis.
- The Makerspace is open 7 days a week from 7:00am - 11:00pm.
The Safety Induction System
If you have a desire to create we want you to have the opportunity to access and use equipment yourself as quickly and easily as possible in all the MSD Makerspaces. To achieve this we have developed a three tier safety induction system that is easily tailored to the varying safety risks of each area. Meaning you get access quickly while still ensuring a safe environment for everyone. You only need to complete the higher tier inductions if you need access to higher risk equipment.
Level 00 – MSD Online Building Induction
To get swipe access to the MSD Building and Baldwin Spencer Building you must agree to the conditions of use set out in the Level 00 – MSD Online Building Induction.
Level 01 – Safety Induction (Online)
This induction introduces and assesses your understanding of general safety principles and procedures that must be adhered to in all ABP Makerspaces. If you want access to any of these spaces you must successfully complete the Level 01 – Safety Induction (Online).
Level 02 – Safety Induction (In person)
This in person safety induction provides a tour of all ABP Makerspaces demonstrating safety procedures and features such as emergency stop buttons and fire extinguishers. You will also learn basic safe use of hand tools allow you to book equipment like power drills and hand saws. Completing this induction will grant you access to the advanced hand tools in the Forbo Model Making Space, the Robotics Lab (G23) and the Machine Workshop (G24).
Level 03 – Safety Induction (In person)
These in person safety inductions are specific to machines with higher safety risks, such as power tools and the industrial robots. After completing the Level 03 induction for each machine you will have access to operate that machine yourself. Level 03 training is provided individually for each machine so that you only need to spend time training for the tool you want to use. If you want access to others simply complete the Level 03 for that machine.
Students and Staff who wish to operate larger tools must go into FabLab space.
The following rules for the Makerspace must be adhered to at all times:
- Priority is given to students making models. Students are allowed to study in the Makerspace, however they must vacate the space for students making models.
- Clean up after yourself, bins are provided in the entry unit.
- No food and drinks is to be consumed in the Makerspace.
- No running in the Makerspace.
- All safety signs, instructions and notices should be read carefully.
- No power tools can be used in the Makerspace.
- All models and materials stored in the Makerspace must be stored in a cupboard or under the tables.
- A Model Storage card must be completed and displayed with items.
- Items not stored and labelled properly may be removed from the Makerspace.
Hours of operation
The Makerspace is open from 7am – 11pm, 7 days a week during each semester.
The Makerspace is located in room G18, on the ground floor of the Baldwin Spencer Building. Enter the Baldwin Spencer building via the South door opening off University Plaza, turn right and you will see it.
Phone: +61 3 9035 8663