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 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
Founder and master tinkerer
If found, please return to Tinkd c/o Basestation, Tauranga.
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.
Find out about new workshops, sessions, or special offers and generally what we are up to…
If you have a question or suggestion or just want to say kia ora, drop our friendly makers a message!