As Auaha Makerspace is a self-directed learning space, we encourage users to teach themselves how to use our equipment and software.
Below are a range of tutorials specifically designed for Auaha equipment, resources available from Hamilton City Libraries, and other free tools and tutorials which will help you on your journey with creative technologies.
You can also find some helpful tips and links on our equipment pages.
Auaha and Library Resources
3D Printing Instructions
How to prepare a file to be 3D Printed in Auaha. These instructions are created on Google Slides with accessibility settings in mind.Open 3D Printing Instructions
Vinyl Printing Instructions
How to prepare a design to be printed on the Vinyl Printer in Auaha Central Library. These instructions are created on Google Slides with accessibility settings in mind.Open Vinyl Printing Instructions
Badge Maker Instructions
How to prepare your artwork and use the Badge Maker Machine at Auaha Central Library. These instructions are created on Google Slides with accessibility settings in mind.Open Badge Maker Instructions
This online library provides access to thousands of art and craft tutorials, including machine sewing and embroidery, paper crafts, design, and other creative projects you can use Auaha equipment for.
Access is free with your library card.More info about Creativebug
This online library provides access to hundreds of video courses taught by industry experts, including courses on 3D modelling and printing, graphic design, music and audio recording, and other creative technologies.
Access is free with your library card.More info on LinkedIn Learning
Our lending collection contains a range of books on creative technologies and how to use them. Simply open our catalogue and search for the subject you want to learn about (e.g. 3D printing, graphic design, or machine sewing) to see what's available.Open Library Catalogue
More Tools and Inspiration
Create graphics, stickers, flyers, videos and animations using Canva. Choose from Canva's custom templates to create your own design in minutes.Open Canva
Hackster is a community dedicated to learning hardware, from Raspberry Pi to VR headsets.Open Hackster
Instructables is a community for people who like to make things. Explore Instructables to make your next project at Auaha!Open Instructables
Checkout projects by Makezine to learn a new craft, and come to Auaha to make something truly one-of-a-kind.Makezine on YouTube
Thingiverse is a community and a design sharing platform. Discover a project on Thingiverse and create it using 3D printers at Auaha!Open Thingiverse
Learn foundational skills for innovation in 3D design, electronics and coding with Tinkercad! Come to Auaha equipped with the knowledge of how to create and tinker with things.Open Tinkercad