Author: Tia

  • Hiring: Makerspace Coordinator

    Hiring: Makerspace Coordinator

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    A fixed term role exists for a makerspace Sessions Coordinator to support and coordinate aspects of Tinkd Makerspace sessions and activities…

  • Christmas Bauble Laser Cutting Session

    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 all about? 🎄 Come join us for an hour long, hands-on taster session where you can personalise and assemble your own Christmas bauble using the Laser Cutter. 🎁 You will decide…

  • Tauranga Repair Café celebrates one year of fixing and repairing

    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 first birthday. The event was filled with activity and the volunteer repairers were in force in their new branded bright T-shirts (made in Tinkd) and many items were repaired and fixed.…

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    Hiring: Makerspace Sessions Coordinator

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    A fixed term role exists for a makerspace Sessions Coordinator to support and coordinate aspects of Tinkd Makerspace sessions and activities…

  • 3D Printing

    3D Printing

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    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 which material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control, with material being added together (such as plastics, liquids or powder grains being fused), typically layer by layer. Extract from Wikipedia. Our…

  • Laser Cutter

    Laser Cutter

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    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 Tinkd are plywood and acrylic, but there are others that can be used too. You can use the laser cutter to precisely cut or etch your chosen materials to create items…

  • Plotter Cutter Vinyl Decal and HTV

    Plotter Cutter Vinyl Decal and HTV

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    What is a Plotter Cutter? A plotter cutter is a machine that can make signs, stickers or heat transfers (for textiles). Computer designed vector files with patterns and letters are directly cut on the roll of vinyl which is mounted and fed into the plotter cutter. Advertisements seen on automobiles and vans are often made with plotter cut letters using decal vinyl. In…

  • Textiles and Sewing

    Textiles and Sewing

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    We have all the latest equipment for your textile projects. Whether you’re keen to monogram something special, work on an extra thick denim project, or finish your garments neatly with an overlocker, we have a machine to help and can provide inductions to paying members. We currently have the following machines, with more coming! Check…

  • Robotics

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