Why the University of Auckland has an innovation hub and maker space

The University of Auckland opened its innovation hub and maker space in February 2018, created for the benefit of all students and staff. Located in the space formerly occupied by the Engineering Library, it comprises of offices, a large space for events and a maker space. Within the maker space is a suite of technology managed by a team of student Creative Technologists who run free create and make workshops and trainings to teach and empower others to use laser and vinyl cutters, 3D printers and scanners, electronics, vacuum formers, CNC routers and sewing machines. But why have an innovation hub and maker space? Read More