Category: News

  • Hiring: Makerspace Sessions Coordinator

    Hiring: Makerspace Sessions Coordinator



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

  • New laser cutter at Tinkd Makerspace

    New laser cutter at Tinkd Makerspace

    Ever since we opened our doors to the public, we have coveted a laser cutter. Visitors always loved our zones, but at the end of a tour the invariable question popped up; do you have a laser cutter? Our response was always “not yet, but we’re saving up for one!”. It seem like such a…

  • New Prusa Minis now available at Tinkd Makerspace

    New Prusa Minis now available at Tinkd Makerspace

    Introducing new additions to our 3D Printing zone! We’re so thrilled to have not just one, but TWO new Prusa Mini 3D Printing machines now available to our members. These machines have been made possible with the generous donation by the lovely people at WNT Ventures. They have been used daily since they have arrived…

  • Soldering stations

    Soldering stations

    We would like to say a huge thanks to the lovely people at Tauranga Rotary New Zealand for the generous grant to enable us to kit out our soldering station in the Makerspace. This means even more young people and makers can learn how to solder and discover the world of electronics and circuitry. The…

  • Meet Jason, Tinkd Makerspace Coordinator

    Meet Jason, Tinkd Makerspace Coordinator



    My name is Jason Edgecombe, I’m a father of two (soon to be three) with a background in mental health and disability. Until recently I was operating my own business providing mentoring for youth on the autism spectrum and running social groups and activities. I have been in and around Basestation since before it’s opening,…

  • Introductory maker sessions

    Introductory maker sessions



    During June 2021 we will be running a series of open evenings and maker sessions. These will be free to everyone, but spaces are very limited so be sure to book a ticket to a session. Our first Sunday morning session was filled with superheroes, llamas, and electronic motors! We were delighted to welcome a…

  • Textiles Technology

    Textiles Technology

    We are currently building up our specialist zones and thanks to the lovely people at Mazda Foundation we have been given some funding to buy an amazing sewing machine and overlocker. This means that all our makers now have access to the latest cutting edge equipment to allow them to work on textile and wearable…

  • Kia ora Makers!

    Kia ora Makers!

    Tinkd makerspace is owned and operated by STEM Wana Trust, a registered charity in Aotearoa New Zealand. We are located in Tauranga’s CBD within Basestation coworking space. Tinkd is about: Collaboration Showcasing, participating, and sharing the accomplishments of Tinkd with the broader community and local business and educational partners. Being inclusive Provide space, tools and…