Shed Time

Makerspace / Hackerspace to design, build & test your tech ideas

Open Days | Private | STEM Group - From Only $30/Day

Workshop Area

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.

For purchase - Electronic components, V-Slot, Openbuild brackets, fasteners, Arduino / Raspberry Pi micros, sensor modules, pumps, motors, drive systems and much more. View the online store

Open Days

Shared facilities & resources

AHBC Members $25 / Day

Public $100 / Day

Access a wide range of shared tool and equipments. The space and resources may be used by others during your stay and you are very welcome to ask your friends to booking in and join you.

Access Times

Fridays Only

10am - 5pm

You must book online before attending

Extras

  • 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 Groups

STEM & Men / Community Sheds

Is your organisation or group is a Not For Profit and seeking a regular Makerspace / Hackerspace for educational outcomes, please contact us

  • STEM Youth Groups
  • Men / Community Sheds

Regular Bookings

Regular and ongoing bookings, please contact us for quoted rate.

Hints & Tips

Shed Time Getting Started Documents

Safety and Attire

Please ensure you and your guests are aware of suitable attire and observe safety requirements. Click here for details.

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.

3D Printing

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.

For example:

    • MDF Panel
    • Plywood
    • Acrylic
    • 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. Can I use the Band Saw, Scroll Saw and 3D Printer?

A. Yes. It is recommended that you complete the First Byte Hacksaw Workshop on using these items or demonstrate existing capability.

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.