What are you interested in?


Do you have an idea for a project, or are you interested in learning new skills? Tinkd is the space for you!

Become a member and come to the maker sessions held on the following days:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5pm-8pm
  • Sunday 9am-12pm

Maker Zones

We have six zones covering:

  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D Printing
  • Textiles
  • Vinyl Cutter/Sign-writing/Clothing transfers
  • Computing & Technology, Soldering & Electronics
  • Robotics

Free Tour

Come for a tour of our space.

A member of the team will take you through each zone and give you a chance to ask any questions relating to the equipment and tools.

Meet some of the makers and get inspired!

Group Visits

If you are interested in organising a school, community group, or corporate visit, please contact us to make arrangements.

Tauranga Repair Café

This is a public event – Tinkd membership not required

Free monthly events where the public and volunteers who know how to fix things
come together and give objects destined for the landfill a second chance.

Tauranga Repair Café is supported by Tauranga City Council – Resource Wise Community Fund 2023.


If you would like to sponsor Tinkd Makerspace, we would love to chat to you. As a registered charity, we rely on the support of funders and sponsors to allow us to grow.


If you have some tools or equipment to donate we’d also love to hear from you! Please email us and a member of the team will get back to you.

Running a workshop

Do you have idea for an amazing workshop or event that would be of interest to our community of makers? Get in touch with the team.


Christmas Bauble Laser Cutting Session

Sunday 17th December 2023 at 10:30am – $25 per person LIMITED SPACES Are you creative? Do you want to know what Tinkd Makerspace is allView More

Tauranga Repair Café celebrates one year of fixing and repairing

By Tia Lush – 29 October 2023 This October’s Tauranga Repair Café on Saturday 28th October was rather special as we also celebrated our firstView More

NOW FULL – Come for a free tour of Tinkd Makerspace during the July school holidays in Tauranga

Want to know what Makerspaces are all about? Come for a free tour of Tinkd Makerspace this July school holidays at Basestation 148 Durham St,View More

Come for a free tour of our makerspace during the April school holidays in Tauranga

Curious about 3D Printing? Want to have a go at robotics? Want to have a blast with laser-cutting? Have a passion for tinkering and learnView More


3D Printing

What is 3D Printing? 3D printing or additive manufacturing is the construction of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. It can be done in a variety of processes in whichView More

Laser Cutter

What is Laser Cutting? Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to vaporize materials, resulting in a cut edge. The main materials we laser at TinkdView More


We have a selection of robotic kits and parts/components to start you on your robotics journey! Ready to get started with Robotics?