Location: 148 Durham Street, Tauranga 3112, Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa New Zealand

Welcome to the Maker Movement Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

The global maker movement and makerspaces empower people with knowledge, creativity, technology and skills necessary for a sustainable future.

We are collaborative

Showcasing, participating, and sharing the accomplishments of Tinkd with the broader community and local business and educational partners.

We are inclusive

Provide space, tools and activities accessible to participants regardless of their current skills, capabilities or financial status.

We share resources

We enable inter-generational knowledge sharing through practical application of tools, resources, and experiences, with a unique focus on STEM

We create opportunities

to stimulate
entrepreneurial thoughts and enhance education.

The vision of Tinkd is to create an autonomous, community-driven, shared space with access to tools for friendly, collaborative, inspirational, technical and creative expression and experimentation in the Bay of Plenty.
— Steven Vincent, Founder & Master Tinkerer —


Get involved

We provide a flexible environment where creativity and learning-by-doing is made possible by applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles to design, make, and to solve problems. There are several ways you can get involved and support our work.

Volunteer – People
Resources – Cool Stuff
Financial – Sponsorship
Our ORIGIN story

Tinkd Makerspace has been seven years in the making…

Tinkd is owned and operated by STEM Wana Trust, a registered charity. It was the brain-child of Board Trustee, Steven Vincent. Back in 2014, Steven had a vision to bring the global maker movement to Tauranga and the rest as they say, is history.

Read the full interview with our founder

Vinyl Cutting Zone

Computing Zone

3D Printing Zone

Robotics Zone



Meet our makers

Tinkd Makerspace is community driven kaupapa and supported by some amazing individuals. You can find out more about some of our makers and what motivates them.

Steven Vincent

Founder and master tinkerer

If found, please return to Tinkd c/o Basestation, Tauranga.

Matt Watkins

Resident maker: 3D print

Using waste plastic to make new things and save the planet. Our products are 3D printed locally using at least 95 percent recycled waste.

Become a maker now!

Monthly membership is now open. Registration is quick and easy, click on the button below to get started.


Latest News

Find out about new workshops, sessions, or special offers and generally what we are up to…


An introduction to vinyl cutting and sign making at Tinkd Makerspace

Master the vinyl cutter at Tinkd Makerspace. Learn to design, cut, prepare, and apply your[…]

Introductory maker sessions

During June 2021 we will be running a series of open evenings and maker sessions.[…]

Textiles Technology

We are currently building up our specialist zones and thanks to the lovely people at[…]

Contact us

If you have a question or suggestion or just want to say kia ora, drop our friendly makers a message!