What we're about

A group for people interested in being part of the Te Atatu Peninsula Makerspace.
Tee up a time to share your interests with others, learn from others as a student or just be in a place where you can work on your own project.
Ages 5-105 are welcome (parental supervision for under 18's please). This is not just for kids.

Visit our website http://www.taplab.nz .

Upcoming events (4+)

Hack 'n' Snack - Fun with Electronics

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Learn Arduinos & electronics or work on your pet project - you decide.

Please check our website for the current COVID-19 restrictions at TAPlab: http://www.taplab.nz/index.php/covid-19/

Hack 'n' Snack is an open night in a supportive environment with peers and experts on hand to help out.

Would you like to create a party jacket that lights up when someone approaches? How about a planter box that sends you an email when it needs watering? Are intelligent robots or internet connected light bulbs more your thing? All this is could be possible as the amazing world of electronics is now within your grasp.

Hack 'n' Snack caters for people at all levels;

  1. Absolute beginners. Welcome! learn the basics of circuits, make things blink under computer control.

  2. Using Arduino to read sensors for beginners. There will be a number of sensors to try. Making electronics aware of the world around them is the key to creating interactive gadgets. We will introduce you to creating gadgets using the Arduino and breadboard prototyping techniques (no previous electronics knowledge or soldering required)

  3. Hack session for intermediate level and beyond. Bring along your current or stalled project to tinker with the help and advice of others.

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Donation

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A $5 recommended donation would really be appreciated (it helps us buy more materials). Some kit will be available for purchase - no obligation. Refreshments and finger food are provided.

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All welcome (under 18's with a guardian).

Eco Sew with Boomerang Bags

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Please check our website for the current COVID-19 restrictions at TAP lab: https://www.taplab.nz/covid-19/

Come in and join us for some eco friendly sewing projects!

  • You can make Boomerang Bags for your community.
  • Use donated fabric to make a range of things, cutlery pouches, pencil cases, face masks…
  • Make reusable pads for yourself, a friend or to donate.
  • Or bring in any sewing project of your own (doesn’t need to be an eco one) and enjoy some social sewing time.
  • New eco sewing project ideas welcome!

Check out our website for some photos and ideas to make: https://www.taplab.nz/eco-sew-with-boomerang-bags/

We meet fortnightly on a Thursday at TAP lab (upstairs at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre). We have 4 sewing machines and 2 overlockers or you can bring in your own.

All welcome (under 18's with a guardian).

Check out our local Boomerang Bag facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642260279409844/

Model Maker's Shelter

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Please check our website for the current COVID-19 restrictions at TAP lab: http://www.taplab.nz/index.php/covid/

Share ideas and techniques and enjoy the company of fellow model builders. BYO models.

Tell your friends and bring them along, the more the merrier. Discover why we believe this is an amazing hobby for everyone!

Held in TAP lab and the Kotare room (across the hallway from each other). Upstairs at the Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, parking at rear of the building.

All welcome (under 18's with a guardian).

Koha appreciated

Cosplay

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Would you like to make costumes and props? Interested in using a 3D printer or vinyl cutter? Want to share skills and materials with other cosplay enthusiasts? Drop on by with (or without) your current project.

Please check our website for the current COVID-19 restrictions at TAPlab: http://www.taplab.nz/index.php/covid-19/

Koha is appreciated.

All welcome (under 18's with a guardian).

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Open Maker Session

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