The USQ Makerspace is a community space for hands-on making with new digital fabrication technologies and traditional crafts. The Makerspace can be used for class projects, student clubs, personal projects and hardware prototyping. Currently, the Makerspace has a 3D Printer, 3D scanner, soldering station, a badge maker, hand tooling, craft materials and much more.
The Makerspace is open from 10am–1pm Monday–Wednesday.
Please note: Makerspace opening hours may vary from time to time depending on staffing. For more information, please check the signage outside the Makerspace, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 4631 1684.
The USQ Makerspace community welcomes your participation and ideas. Visit the space, share your expertise as a peer mentor, attend or offer a workshop or activity, donate or suggest resources for the space, or collaborate on our In Moov open source robot build.
USQ students and staff can request free on-to-one or small group consultations with the Makerspace Community Engagement Coordinator, for help with:
- 3D printing
- Hardware entrepreneurship (including prototyping)
- Maker skills (including textiles and craft)
- Request a Makerspace consultation
Getting creative with digital content
USQ Library supports the use and sharing of content made available with an open culture license, such as Creative Commons or Public Domain. This allows other users to revise, redistribute, repurpose, and share the resulting work. Library staff can help you use, find and share Open Access and Open Education resources.
The Maker Kits Project
In 2019, the USQ Library Makerspace will be continuing the popular Maker Kits project and is offering 120 free kits. Four different types of kits will be offered over the year: Arduino and sensors, Wearable technology, Obstacle avoiding robots and Home automation. This is a great opportunity to learn key maker skills in electronics, microcontrollers and coding.
Open to USQ students residing in Australia, in any study mode. You must submit an expression of interest in order to participate, and kits will be allocated on a first come basis. You are only able to receive one type of kit.
Expressions of interest have now opened for the Wearable Tech Kit. Submit your expression of interest by 20 September. (AEST).
For more information about using these kits, visit Library Makerspace resources and Maker Kit information.