MakerSpaces Mackay is a facility where 10-16 year olds are encouraged to experiment with science and technology based tools, equipment and projects.
What we really want to provide is the inspiration and space for participants to 'tinker'. We aim to provide them with some core skills, such as soldering, drilling, and basic circuitry, and then see where those skills might take them.
We are, and imagine, will always be, on the look out for volunteer mentors. These are members of the community who have a skill they are willing to share. This might include electronics, programming or robotics, or it may also include carpentry, electrical, chemistry or simple engineering techniques. Volunteer mentors need only to have, or be willing to apply for a working with children blue card.
So far we have a fabulous group of keen participants who appear every week, eager to learn more, which is great to see, and too good to waste!
MakerSpaces Mackay is a Mackay Regional Council Libraries initiative, funded by the State Library of Queensland – Vision 2017 Grant Program: Creative Communities Spaces.