Sharing Space + Skills
Shared Fabrication Spaces
Shared work spaces (other terms include fabrication laboratories, makerspaces) are open access workshops where almost anything can be made by anyone. These offer shared access to a combination of high end machines, tools and software (including but not limited to digital fabrication) as well as diverse networks of people with skills to help develop and refine ideas and prototypes.
How to Make a Makerspace
coming in early 2019!
Fab Lab Adelaide (SA, CBD)
Hackerspace Adelaide (SA, Tonsley, Woodville)
SANE Makerspace (SA, Holden Hill)
The Adelaide Remakery (SA)
Retailing quality products remade by established and emerging remakers, holding workshops and a low-cost service for teaching people to remake and repair their own goods.
Footscray Maker Lab (VIC)
Substation33 is an electronic waste processing social enterprise/hackerspace whose mission is to provide a safe and innovative workplace in order to support people transitioning into skilled and meaningful work while diverting e-waste from landfill.
Fab Labs (Fabrication Laboratories)
www.fablabs.io - international map
ADX Portland (Portland, US)
Artisan's Asylum (Somerville, US)
Edinburgh Remakery (Scotland)
Mothership Hackermoms (Berkeley, US)
Men's and Women's Sheds
Men's Sheds are open access sheds whose primary purpose is to provide a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men. A major objective is to advance the well-being and health of their members.
How to Start and Run a Men's Shed
Australian Men's Shed Association
Charters Towers Women of the Outback Shed (QLD)
Boolaroo Women's Shed (NSW)
Orange Women's Shed (NSW)
Paramatta Women's Shed (NSW)
Port Macquarie Women's Shed (NSW)
The Hills Women's Shed (Baulkham Hills) (NSW)
Wagga Wagga Women's Shed (NSW)
Beechworth Women's Shed Association (VIC)
Rupanyup Women's Shed (VIC)
Torquay Women's Sharing Shed (VIC)
North Coast Women's Shed (Yanchep) (WA)
Repair Cafes + Fixit Clinics
Repair Cafes N Fixit Clinics
Repair Cafes and Fixit Clinics let people learn how to mend and repair in a social setting, bring those with stuff that needs fixing together with those who have the skills to do so, and share their knowledge with others:
Adelaide Repair Cafe (SA)
Launching in 2018, the Adelaide Repair Cafe is currently seeking volunteer fixers and menders.
Adelaide Bike Kitchen (SA)
Aldinga Bike Kitchen (SA)
Bower Repair Cafe (NSW)
Established in Sydney in 2014, Repair Cafes are held at Marrickville and Paramatta, as well as operating a mobile service. Cafes also have themes, such as timber, small electricals and bike repair.
Melbourne Repair Cafe (VIC)
North Sydney Repair Cafe (NSW)
Perth Repair Cafe (WA)
St Kilda Repair Cafe (VIC)
Farnham UK's Repair Cafe
Global Surveys of Repair Cafes and Hackerspaces - Research Summary
Stop Throwing Your Broken Stuff Out. Go to a Repair Cafe and Fix It Yourself - Big Think
Reb Rowe & Joey Fagan talk about the Adelaide Bike Kitchen's initiatives in repair/maintenance work and building custom bikes at 2016 Adelaide Maker Faire