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.

Monthly Member from $40 p/m

Sign up as a Monthly Subscription Member to get access to unlimited Makers Sessions each month. Register and select the membership for Adult $50 or Youth $40 per month.


Casual Member from $15

Just want to book for one session? No problem, to book a space for a Maker Session you can choose to pay a one-off $15-$20 fee. Register for free on our app to book a space/date.


Intro/Tour FREE

Not sure what makerspaces are about or want to find out more? No problem, book in for a free introducion and tour of our maker six zones. Click on the Book Tour button below for the next available date.

Book Tour
We create opportunities

to stimulate
entrepreneurial thoughts and inter-generational learning.

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

Register for Repair Event 29 Oct 2022

Join the makerspace movement

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.

Jason Edgecombe

Coordinator and maker

Totally, not making it up as he goes along.

Tia Lush

Graphic Designer & maker of lists

Likes to organise things and hoarder of a ridiculous amount of stationery.

Matt Watkins

Resident maker: 3D print

Using waste plastic to make new things and save the planet. Designs 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.


Next available dates for a free tour of Tinkd

Free Tour Tues 27 Sep 2022 @ 6pmFree Tour Tues 04 Oct 2022 @ 6pmFree Tour Sun 09 Oct 2022 @ 10amFree Tour Tues 11 Oct 2022 @ 6pmFree Tour Sun 16 Oct 2022 @ 10amFree Tour Tues 18 Oct 2022 @ 6pm

Latest News

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


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New Prusa Minis now available at Tinkd Makerspace

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Come for a free tour of our makerspace during the July school holiday in Tauranga

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Contact us

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