Design It - Build It - Test It
Scheduled Shed Time
Join others - Work on your project - Use shared facilities & resources
$40 / Day per person
$25 Half Day per person (4 Hours)
Any time from 8am to 6pm
Access to Hacksaw Master, refreshments, tools, lab equipment and the Gadget Store.
Group Shed Time
Scheduled Shed TimesClick on events to expand
Group Shed Times
For private Shed Times for you and your colleagues, please check available time slots at the Out-Space facilities. Click here for Out-Space Calendar
You can also reschedule bookings up to one full day in advance of the booking date using the Booking Form.
Shed Time Getting Started Documents
- To attend a Shed Time, you need to become a Hacksaw Member. It only takes minute to become a member.
- 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
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, Plywood, Acrylic etc)
Record your Gadget items on the Hacksaw Project Sheet and make payment in Cash (No Change Given), Credit Card or Hacksaw Gift Cards.
Hacksaw Member, receive a 10% discount on most items in the Go Go Gadget Store when attending an events.
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! When attending a shared Shed Time you have access during the day to a Hacksaw Master
Private Groups Shed Time booking are not supervised by a Hacksaw Master. One can be supplied when booking.
Q. Can I get technical assistance on circuit and mechanical designs?
A. Yes! While not all Hacksaw Masters are skilled in all areas, we will try!
Q. Can we create a private Group Shed Time on the weekends?
A. You can book your private Group Shed Time on any day during the week including weekends if not pre booked. View Out-Space Calendar here.
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. Can I use the Band Saw, Scroll Saw and 3D Printer?
A. Yes. With under 15 year olds, a parent will need to be supervise or the Hacksaw Master may assist.
It is recommended that you complete the First Byte Hacksaw Workshop on using these items or demonstrate existing capability.
Q. As a parent of an under 15 year old attending a Shed Time event, do I pay to attend?
A. Only if you wish to partake in the Shed Time activities but not to supervise. We recommend family membership.
When a booking is made we will include a parent to attend to supervise.
Q. Do i need to bring my own consumable like tape, rags, glue, cleaning solvents etc?
A. Most of these items are available as part of your Shed Time fee. However they are for miscellaneous use only. If your project includes 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.