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 —

Tinkd is a makerspace based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. We have zones which cover 3D Printing, robotics, electronics, sign-writing and vinyl/decal cutting, heat-transfer and textiles customisation, sewing and embroidery, computing (Windows, iOS, and Linux) and coming soon… light manufacturing.


To book a space for a Maker Session you can choose to pay a one-off fee. Alternatively, you can sign up as a Monthly Subscription Member to get access to unlimited Makers Sessions each month.

If you have any questions or would like a free tour, please contact us via social media @tinkdmakerspace, or better yet, come along to a Maker Session and let’s chat in real life.

I don’t live in Tauranga, where can I find my nearest Makerspace?

There are several makerspaces/hacklabs across New Zealand.

Here’s a few that we know about, if your makerspace is missing from our list, please get in touch and we’ll add it!

Manawatu – Palmerston North – Blueprint

Auckland – Te Atatū Peninsula – TAP Lab

Auckland Libraries with a Makerspace

Wellington – Waitohu’s Makerspace

Wellington – Fablab

Wellington – VIVITA Aotearoa

Christchurch – Christchurch Library

Dunedin – DSpace

Masterton – FabLab

Maybe your school has a makerspace?

And many more…