MakerLabs is a community of makers, based in Randburg Gauteng, focusing on open software (open-source) and open hardware. Home to 3D Printing, Repraps, Electronics, Arduino, RaspberryPi, Python, welding, woodworking, sewing, and many more.
Bring your own projects to work on, get some input, bounce ideas, and have fun building your imagination. If your Project needs material do remember to bring your own, we do have some electronic parts, metal, and plastic that can be used while here if you just want to try something out.
We try to accommodate all ages and skill levels and in general, just provide a safe homey space for people who enjoy making things. Join us on Wednesday evenings for our open night.
~The maker culture is a contemporary subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hardware-oriented parts of hacker culture and revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones. We learn by doing and grow by experimenting.
We do have some really skilled people in the community who can assist you with your electronic prototyping. The maker space has all the tools you need for basic to advanced electronics that can be used when you are in the space.
Bring your ideas, or even your 3D model and we will help you bring it to life. Our 3D printer can run long hours so multi-day prints are not a problem. Just remember to bring/buy your own filament.
We have a full MIG welding setup that can do most metals. Our trained hosts can assist you in getting started and guide you along your metal-making journey.
At Makerlabs we also embrace the natural, bring your project, cut some wood, and make something amazing. With various tools to choose from you should be able to get most DIY jobs done.
We are always looking to expand our disciplines, so if you have skills or equipment to contribute it would be greatly appreciated.
MakerLabs is also part of a larger network of makerspaces in South Africa, "SA Maker Collective". You can connect with other makers from different cities and countries, exchange ideas and knowledge, and join in various events and challenges. Some of the makerspaces that we are affiliated with are: