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The Creative Lab is a funky and innovative space which was co-designed by the Te Atatū Peninsula community, Henderson Massey Local Board, Auckland Council and other partners. It was designed to meet the needs and aspirations of the local community.

The Creative Lab is operated by staff and volunteers who run creative and fun activities where all members of the community can learn, play and up-skill through digital technology and resources. The Creative Lab also aims to amplify community-led efforts that nurture innovative learning, foster cultural connections, and cultivate employment opportunities.

Creative lab resources

  • Video Editing software
  • 3D Printing
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Cap press
  • Robots
  • Laptops
  • Photography
  • Recording Studio and more

Our primary partner in the Creative Lab is the TAP Lab, a not-for-profit collective who run digital programmes and activities in the Creative Lab.

REGULAR PROGRAMMES

Members meetingFortnightly Monday night 7pm – 9pm.
Meeting for members to network/work together to further develop the space.
 
Open session Weekly Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm.
Each Tuesday we try to hold an open maker session: come in and work on a project of your own, or talk to other makers about what they're working on. If you'd like to practise your soldering skills, learn how to use a 3D printer, programme a robot or do something different, this might be the night for you! (At times, members will be unavailable on a given week, in which case the event will be cancelled).
 
Hack n SnackWeekly Wednesday 7pm – 9pm
Learn about 3D printing, Arduinos & electronics or work on your pet project - you decide.

Hack n Snack is an open night in a supportive environment with peers and experts on hand to help out.

Would you like to create a party jacket that lights up when someone approaches? How about a planter box that sends you an email when it needs watering? Are intelligent robots or internet connected light bulbs more your thing? All this is could be possible as the amazing world of electronics is now within your grasp.

Hack n Snack caters for people at all levels;

  1. Absolute beginners welcome! learn the basics of circuits, make things blink under computer control.
  2. Using Arduino to read sensors for beginners. There will be a number of sensors to try. Making electronics aware of the world around them is the key to creating interactive gadgets. We will introduce you to creating gadgets using the Arduino and breadboard prototyping techniques (no previous electronics knowledge or soldering required)
  3. Hack session for intermediate level and beyond. Bring along your current or stalled project to tinker with the help and advice of others.

For more information on programmes and activities please visit https://www.meetup.com/TAPLab/