Makerspace / Hackerspace to design, build & test your tech ideas
Open Days | Private | STEM Group - From Only $30/Day
A tech workshop with everything you need to build your tech project with a wide range of power and hand tools.
Tech Lab Area.
A lab equipped with computers, Oscilloscope, signal generator, multi metres, adjustable power supply, soldering stations, 3D printer and much more.
10am - 5pm
You must book online before attending
- All materials and stock items used from the Go Go Gadget Store
- Use of consumables such as adhesives and solvents are subject to use. From $5
- Clean up cost if space is not returned in good order. $100.
STEM & Men / Community Sheds
Hints & Tips
Shed Time Getting Started Documents
- Hacksaw Catalogue & Price List - Full price list of Go Go Gadget Store items.
- Hacksaw Technical Data & Spec - Lots of great technical information in one document.
- Safety Considerations at Shed Time - What you should wear at your Shed Time session.
- Tutorial, Data Sheets and more information can be found under Resources
Clean Up Time
Plan your day to include a pack-up and clean-up time. You need to return the space back to a clean and organised state with all tools returned and equipment turned off. Any cutting dust and waste must be collected and placed in bins.
If your print job exceed your Shed Time, you may pause or cancel the printer or allow the printer to continue overnight if the print job has exceeded 50% of the the build. Please collect your job within the following week.
Shed Time FAQ
Q. Can I buy Gadgets
A. Yes! We maintain a comprehensive range of electronic components, mechanical drives and V-Slot / OpenBuild construction items in the Go Go Gadget Store. View the Go Go Gadget Catalogue & Price list
We don't carry everyday hardware items unless the level of consumption is smaller than what can be purchased.
- MDF Panel
- Metal sheet and profiles
Record your purchases online at the Go Go Gadget Store and make payment using a Credit Card or Hacksaw Gift Card.
Q. Can I bring my own project materials, parts and tools?
A. Yes, you certainly can!
The exceptions are:
- 3D printer filament Laser Cutting material will need to be approved.
- Solvents, chemicals or fuels.
Q. Is there someone who can show me how to use the equipment and give me ideas?
A. Yes! We will show you basic safety and operation on request subject to availability at the time. It is also recommended to attend Workshops to gain ideas and knowledge.
Some addition fees may apply for more in-depth information and time.
Q. Can we create a private Group Shed Time on the weekends?
A. Yes, but you need to be an Adelaide Hills Business Centre member.
Q. If I use a Gadget Store items and find that it is not suitable for my project, do I need to buy it?
A. Yes! If you have modified that item in any way or if the items is a Microprocessor (Arduino) / module and it has been connected it to your circuit
This also applies to electronic components such as MOSFET, IC, Transistors etc.
Q. What tools do I need to bring?
A. The facilities have a well equiped workshop of every day tools like hammer, screwdrivers, spanners etc. You may need to bring tools if your project that exceeds the scope that Hacksaw covers. However on request larger tools including welding facilities can be provided under supervision. Some addition fees may apply.
Q. Rubbish and waste, do I need to remove?
A. Yes! Whatever you bring, you need to remove at the end of the session including packaging, off cuts etc. The Centre does not provided a rubbish and waste removal service except for sweep up dust and small particles.
Q. What is the age limit to attend Workshops and Shed Time.
A. Workshop attendance can of any age however we recommend 15 years and over. Under 15 years, a parent must also be attending the Workshop to supervise their child at all times.
A. Shed Times are only open to those that are of 18 years and older.
Q. Do I need to bring my own consumable like tape, rags, glue, cleaning solvents etc?
A. Many common products are available for a small fee subject to the level of use. (Eg. $5) If your project requires such items, you need to supply or purchase from the Go Go Gadget Store.
Use of your own chemicals or solvents must be pre approved by the Adelaide Hills Business Centre. A product MSDS may be required.
Q. What should I wear
A. We suggest that you apply our safety attire ideas otherwise we may restrict your access and use of equipment. Safety glasses, deposable gloves and ear plugs are supplied at the centre while you can purchase your own Hacksaw Safety Kit containing eyewear and work gloves. Click here for further details.