Skill based learning to design and build physical prototypes for the manufacturing of solutions and projects. Participants will learn to utilise tools and technology for digital fabrication including laser cutting and 3D printing.

Makerspace Safety Induction

Duration: 3 hours

Description: Compulsory safety induction for access to all spaces within the UNSW Makerspace network. A comprehensive workshop that introducers first time users to the safe use of the most commonly used equipment in a Makerspace, including hand and power tools, as well as laser cutters and 3D printers.

Learning Outcome: A useful plywood product that is made by using all relevent hand and power tools and  personalised by laser cutter. Products include: laptop stand, pencil box or tray

CAD Modelling

Duration: 2 x 2 hours

Description: Introduction to Autodesk Fusion 360 (free software) covering the basics of 2D CAD. Followed a week later by a 3D session. Students would be expected to do online tutorials between sessions.

Learning Outcome: Basic understanding of CAD with the necessary skills to work and develop independently.


Duration: 1 hour

Description: Introduction to the basics of electronics. Learn how to identify + use the most common electronic components, build basic circuits on a breadboard, and read + write schematic diagrams.

Learning Outcome: A personalised electronic wearable.

Rapid Prototyping

Duration: 3 hours

Description: Building on skills already developed through Shoptools, Electronics and CAD modelling. Introduction to CNC milling, deeper dive into laser cutting and 3D printing.

Learning Outcome: High degree of competence in the use of all equipment in the Makerspace and how to apply it to fabrication of a prototype.

Want to learn more?

The MCIC Foundations team can answer your questions about how to access one or more of our suite of Entrepreneurial Endeavours with your UNSW team, club, society or business unit.