Makerspace / Hackerspace to design, build & test your tech ideas
Shared | Private | STEM Group
A makerspace with everything you need to build your tech project with a wide range of power and hand tools.
Tech Lab Area.
A hackerspace equipped with computers, Oscilloscope, signal generator, multi metres, adjustable power supply, soldering stations, 3D printer and much more.
Bookings are processed through the Adelaide Hills Business Centre
Shared (Scheduled Events)
Join others - Work on your project - Use shared facilities & resources
Create your own private Shed Time event for you and up to 7 of invited guest. The space and facilities are yours for the day or by the hour.
Access between 8am and 6pm any day of the week.
Coffee / Tea making facilities, use of tools, lab equipment and any GoGoGadget items can be purchased separately.
The Hacksaw facilities are available to those starting or conducting "Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics" STEM programs.
Subject frequency and outcomes the space along with its range of equipment and tools will be made available at special "Not For Profit" rates.
To get started :- Your organisation needs to nominate one or more persons to become AHBC Member(s). These people will be responsible for your organisation's bookings and member's conduct.
The Group must be Not For Profit as defined by the AHBC
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, 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.
AHBC 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. 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. 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.