Visitors and newcomers are very welcome.
A short walk from Glenferrie train station. Car parking at Hawthorn town hall.
The main goal is to learn about and experiment with 3D printing, CnC milling and laser cutting.
If you have a 3D printer, then you can bring it along and get help from many of our experienced members (or just show it off). If don't have a 3D printer, you're still welcome to attend.
The HackerSpace has a range of tools (aside from 3d printers) that use CNC, including our mini-mill, laser cutter and the hackCNC project.
We don't just cover 3D printing, but anything related to 3D design and manufacture. There are members with experience in scanning objects into 3D models as well as designing 3D objects in various CAD/SCAD/CAM applications. There is a Lathe on premises, a Laser Cutter, other (general) tools, plus the space itself has two 3D printers that can be used by members (to be shared) and a laser scanner.
For details on what 3D printing is, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing
Please note: The space officially opens at 6.30pm, however many people arrive sometime after this, usually before 7pm.
For any changes of opening time, please look at the mailing list.