What we’re about
The Perth Artifactory is the Hackerspace/Makerspace in Perth, Western Australia. We currently occupy a large warehouse unit in Osborne Park and which is populated with tools, technology, desks and workstations.
Essentially we are a communal workshop where members who join get access to the tools and machinery in the space to make anything that they want. We currently have over 60 financial members and hundreds of regular visitors for our workshops and events.
If you would like to visit for a tour, come to one of our monthly Open Days (check the calendar), or to a Wednesday evening event. Before heading down check the webcams to make certain someone is there. Or sign-up for one of our regular meetup groups that use the space for various interests and activities.
We are dedicated to providing a place where people of all backgrounds with an interest in technology, the arts… etc can come together to work on projects, share ideas and socialise.
The name Artifactory is the joining of the words artifact and factory, so maybe we lost a “fact” (or two) along the way with the motto – Don’t think. Make.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Arduino UThe Perth Artifactory, Osborne Park, WAA$10.00
Electronics and microcontroller enthusiast meetup!
It's an evening of talking and hacking on electronics and microcontrollers. Arduino, Raspberry Pi, robotics, and vintage gear. Enthusiasts and novices welcome! Come down to learn or bring along something your working on.
Free for Artifactory members, non-members $10.
- General Hacking DayThe Perth Artifactory, Osborne Park, WAA$15.00
A day for members and people with projects to drop in and use the space for their projects.
To plan your first visit, see https://artifactory.org.au/first_visit .
Casual use costs of the Artifactory can be found at https://artifactory.org.au/pricing .
Visiting the Artifactory for a look around is free.
"Every Saturday members flock to the Artifactory to get noisy, dirty and ambitious with the tools. A full weekend day affords us the time and lack of noise restrictions to build things that simply can't be done at home, so expect to see plenty of sawdust and swarf flying, painting, hammering, soldering, lasering, bands rehearsing and much more. Throughout the day different people drop in and out, and so it's an excellent day to see a real cross-section of the projects and people who are involved."
- Metal MondayThe Perth Artifactory, Osborne Park, WAA$15.00
An evening for all things metal - machining, welding, fabrication, whatever.
Free for Artifactory Members. Non-members are very welcome, we just ask for $10 to help us keep the lights on.
Come along and:
- work on your projects
- use the machines
- show off your cool stuff
- share ideas
- contribute to group projects
- learn techniques and equipment
- hang out and socialize
Wear enclosed shoes, and consider long sleeves / pants if you're planning on using equipment, and maybe bring a few dollars for pizza.
- Talkshop WednesdayThe Perth Artifactory, Osborne Park, WA
A casual fortnightly meetup, to discuss design ideas, prototypes, problem solving of any projects, or just general conversations over food and drinks.
Now transformed to a creatively indulgent session featuring an abundance of cheeses, quality meats, and an assortment of wine. Make progress on your projects, collaborate with fellow creatives, and enjoy a spread of delicious food and beverages in a vibrant and supportive community. Create, innovate, and indulge every fortnight.
Attendance: Free for members and first time visitors ($5 for non-member regulars)
Food bill contribution: $15/head. (You're welcome to come in for social conversation without partaking in food)
RSVP's close 9am the day before the event.