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 (5)

TAP:lab Members meeting

TAP lab, Upstairs, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

If you would like to shape how YOUR makerspace works please come along. All welcome.

Brain Play: After school technology programme

TAP lab, Upstairs, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

After-school technology classes covering the topics coding, robotics and 3d printing. Find out more and book at https://www.brainplay.co.nz/courses

Hack 'n' Snack - Fun with Electronics

TAP lab, Upstairs, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

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

Make Boomerang Bags

TAP lab, Upstairs, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

Volunteers sew donated fabric into reusable shopping bags for our community. Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in making bags from recycled fabric. By getting involved with Boomerang Bags, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability. Reduce plastic’s big 4 - single use bags, straws, water bottles & coffee cups!!! All welcome (under 18's with a guardian). See our local page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642260279409844/

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TAP lab, Upstairs, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre

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