Creative Technology Hub

About the Creative Technology Hub

This makerspace located within the Seaworks Maritime Precinct is a partnership project between Seaworks and Hobsons Bay City Council.

The Creative Technology Hub (CTH) is funded by Gandel Philanthropy and the State Government’s Living Libraries Fund, with additional sponsorship from Toyota, Raeco, AVJennings and Here Studio.

The CTH team work alongside library staff using technology and a ‘play to learn’ model as a hook into learning.

Programs and activities will focus on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – essential 21st century skills to provide opportunities to skill up, re-skill and obtain new employment opportunities.

Help us get ready for our formal opening, planned for early 2020 with a series of taster events.
Book into a CTH event here.

 

The Creative Technology Hub remains CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Our Library branches, however, have now reopened. For more information, please click here.

The Creative Technology Hub
Seaworks Maritime Precinct
82 Nelson Place
Williamstown, Victoria, 3016

Telephone: 9932 1515 
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TTY: National Relay Service 133677 and quote 03 9932 1000

Getting to the Creative Technology Hub
Melways Reference: Map 56, E10
Car: Metered parking available on Nelson Place, free parking on side streets
Train: Williamstown line to Williamstown Station
Bus: 471 to Nelson Place/Ann Street

Creative technology equipment

Hobsons Bay Libraries have a large range of Creative technologies equipment available at the Creative Technology Hub at Seaworks, Williamstown.

Item and description Creative Tech Hub
Emblaser 2 laser cutter 1
3D printer 2
Carvey CNC router 1
Leap Motion controller 1
Einscan 3D scanner 1
Soldering kits and stations 3
De-soldering pump 1
Wacom graphic tablets 1
Oculus Quest VR headsets 2
Ricoh Theta V 360 camera 1
iPads 10
mBot Ranger kits 10
Ozobots 12
Makey Makey Stem pack 1
3Doodler printing pen kits 5
Airblock drone kits 1
Microbits kits 9
Sphero SPRK 2
Green screen kit equipment 1
uArm Swift Pro Robotic arm

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 Emblaser 2 Laser Cutter/Engraver 

A precision cutting and engraving tool that works on cloth, cardboard, paper, leather, wood and acrylic. Ideal for creating 3D models, jewellery, decorative objects and more.

Materials available: Plywood, and Acrylic. Only Creative Tech Hub materials may be used in the Emblaser 2.

Material Capacity: 500mm x 300mm x 50mm (19.66" x 11.81"x 1.97")

Visit the Darkly Labs website for more information

Zortrax M200 Plus 3D printer

Allows for precision printing with layers of plastic filament.

Materials available: Thermoplastic polyester elastomer, high impact polystyrene, transparent thermoplastic, PLA.

Build volume: 200 x 200 x 180 mm [7.9 x 7.9 x 7.1 in]

Click here to book the Zortrax

 uPrint SE Plus 3D printer 

A fully enclosed precision printing machine which uses ABS thermoplastic to create durable, stable and accurate models.

Click here to book the uPrint

 Carvey CNC router

A fully enclosed 3D carving and cutting machine that allows you to make products out of wood, metal and plastic. Ideal for making signs, decorative objects and more.

Materials approved for use in Carvey should not exceed dimensions of: Width (X-axis): 12 inches (30 cm), Depth (Y-axis): 8 inches (20 cm), Height (Z-axis): 2.75 inches (7 cm).

For more information about approved materials, visit the Carvey website

Leap motion controller

A tracking device that brings your hands directly into virtual and augmented reality. Reach out, swipe, grab, pinch or punch your way through the digital world.

Find out more on the Leap Motion website

Einscan 3D scanner

A multi-functional handheld 3D scanner that rapidly and accurately captures 3D data of real objects.

Visit the Einscan website for more information 

HP Sprout
Sprout’s 3D Capture app creates a high resolution, full colour 3D digital model that you can manipulate any way you choose.

Wacom Graphic Tablet

Digitise your hand-drawn images, graphics and handwriting.

Learn more on the Wacom website

Oculus Quest

This Virtual Reality headset allows you to fully immerse yourself within games and apps, create virtual art, and explore the world without leaving your chair.

Click here to book the Oculus Quest 

Visit the Oculus Quest website for more information 

Ricoh Theta V

This 360° camera records high resolution still images and videos. It allows for realistic VR imagery and content can be edited and shared online.

Click here to book the 360° camera

Find out more on the Theta website

mBot

The mBot is an entry-level robot kit that users can construct from scratch. Learn about robotic machinery and electronic parts, and get to know the fundamentals of block-based programming.

Find out more on the makeblock website

mBot Ranger

The mBot Ranger is an advanced robotics kit containing approximately 100 mechanical parts and electronic modules. There are three preset forms for users to construct, drive and program.

Find out more on the makeblock website

Airblock

This transformable flying robot is designed for play! Magnetic modules allow users to quickly build an aircraft, hovercraft and many other creations. Learn about aerodynamics through block-based programming and innovative play.

Visit the makeblock website for more information 

Ozobot Evo

The Ozbot Evo uses sensors to follow lines and read colour codes, allowing for screen-free coding. They can also be programmed using block-coding to change speed, lighting effects and respond to obstacles.

Learn more on the Ozbot website

Makey Makey

These electronic invention kits allow users to connect everyday objects to computer programs, turning them into touchpads and controllers.

Visit the Makey Makey website to find out more 

Kano PC

The Kano is a DIY Windows computer. Learn how computers work by following the instructions to connect the battery, speaker, case and keyboard. Journey through the operating system and learn to code using both block and type code. 

Leanr more by visiting the Kano website

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Thes buildable and programmable robots are made of LEGO bricks. Create from a preset design or modify your creations, then use block coding to program your robots.

Visit the LEGO website for more information 

3Doodler

3D pens extrude heated plastic filament that hardens in seconds, allowing you to 'draw' 3D objects. Ideal for creating jewellery, fixing plastic items, making decorative pieces and much more.

Find out more on the 3Doodler website 

Micro:bit

This tiny programmable computer can be used for many different creations – from robots to musical instruments, the possibilities are endless! Micro:bit can be coded in blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more.

Visit the Micro:bit website to learn more 

uArm Swift Pro

This high-grade desktop robotic arm is modelled after industrial robots. It is programmable, and can be transformed to perform any task, including writing, engraving, and picking and placing objects up to 500g.

Learn more on the uFactory website