About

The Makercrate was borne out of a project from Colab181 in Wellington. It was launched for the first time at Makertorium, New Zealand's first maker faire held at Te Papa in April 2013.

The pop-up nature of the Makercrate made it fit for purpose to ignite a maker community in Christchurch.

In July 2013, with the help of a grant from the Christchurch City Council Creative Community Fund, the MakerCrate was shipped down to Christchurch and became MakerCrate:chch. 

The world's first Makercrate contained New Zealand's first Wikihouse as cargo, which had been cut at New Zealand's first Fab Lab for Makertorium. 

A ground breaking series of events!

MakerCrate:chch is now an active fixture at the Pallet Pavilion site on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets.  


 
The launch of the worlds first MakerCrate at Te Papa

The launch of the worlds first MakerCrate at Te Papa

Makercrate:chch at the Pallet Pavilion

Makercrate:chch at the Pallet Pavilion

Makercrate:chch at TEDxCHCH 2013

Makercrate:chch at TEDxCHCH 2013

Opportunities

TUTORING
3D printing
Product design
Arduino Electronics
Raspberry Pi
Craft design

INTEREST GROUPS
Craft
Robotics
Reprap

VOLUNTEER
Machine Maintenance
Crate sitting
Promotion

PARTNER
Corporate collaboration
Schools
Crate hire & relocation

 

The Makercrate is a community project. Classes, Interest Groups and Special Projects can only happen with the support and energy of great volunteers.

If you're interested in getting involved, please get in touch. 

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