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Have you discovered the ANU MakerSpace?

The ANU MakerSpace is a network of spaces across campus and a community that knows people learn by doing. The MakerSpace community and tools are accessible to all current ANU staff and students. We believe that inter-disciplinary environments breed creativity and that everyone has something they can teach others.

Projects undertaken in the ANU MakerSpace can be linked to education, research and personal hobbies. We are a commons for curiosity – a truly research-led environment, furnished with resources for people to experiment, investigate, prototype and solve problems. Our aim is to empower users with confidence to be life-long self-learners and makers.

We have welcomed over 2500 members over the last five years from all parts of ANU – staff and students alike. We are always expanding our capabilities, and have supported everything from people mending their jeans, to young start-ups, course-conveners and critical research infrastructure.

Whether you’re a totally new member or one who hasn’t visited in a while, head over to our website to learn more about what’s available and how to join. We’ve recently expanded our tooling, space and opening hours! If you have a friend outside ANU with a cool project idea, tell them to check out our residency program.

Our Instagram page is also a great place to keep updated on what’s happening in our spaces!

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September 2022

Dr. John Debs is Director of the ANU MakerSpace, and Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Physics. He has a background in quantum physics and is a life-long maker, who has been recognised nationally for his teaching with several awards.