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Equipment at the Makerspace

The Reality Ender S1 Pro is a 3D printer that is designed to meet the needs of beginners and experienced 3D printing enthusiasts alike. It provides the ability to turn digital designs into physical objects quickly and with great precision, opening up new possibilities for creativity and innovation. These types of printers are popular within the 3D printing community due to their open source nature. It has a build volume of 220 x 220 x 300 mm. This allows you to print larger objects or multiple smaller objects in a single print.

Print size Cost Printing time (estimated)
Very small (0-50mm) R10.00 4 hours
Small (51-80mm) R25.00 9 - 12 hours
Medium (81-140mm) R85.00 24 hours
Large (141-210mm) R200.00 24 - 48 hours

The HoverCam SOLO 8Plus is a USB document camera with live annotation,  video and audio recording and more. It is a robust camera with a small footprint and a portable compact design. Compatible with PC, Mac and Chromebook.

Hue HD classroom cameras are flexible HD classroom cameras with a built-in microphone. It records video and sound directly to the computer; has built-in USB microphone, a full 360 degrees rotation, USB powered, LED lights and plug and play.

Keys-U-See large print USB keyboards are large print keyboards from AbleNet that has been designed specifically for those with conditions that cause visual impairment or low vision. With a bigger and bolder typeface, the keys are easier to see.

Mouse magnifiers are lightweight and easy-to-use handheld magnifiers the size of a compute mouse. The unit connects directly to a TV or via a TV/USB converter (not supplied) to a computer. It has 7 zoom levels giving up to 70x magnification on a 20" screen.

The UbiDuo communication device is a state of the art face-to-face communicative assistive technology device with a patented hinge system. The UbiDuo is the world's foremost independent communication solution for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The unique patented hinge technology holds the two halves securely in place for easy transportation, and its 8-hour battery life ensures you won't be left stranded in those important conversations.

Desktop computer specifications in the Makerspace:

  • Dell Optiplex Core i7
  • 512 GB hard drive
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 27 inch Dell monitors

Wacom Intuos Pro

For artists and designers who prefer a traditional pen-on-paper feel while working digitally, the Wacom Intuos Pro lets you illustrate, edit or design with more natural creative control than ever before. The Intuos Pro is a standard drawing tablet that connects to your system via USB or wirelessly, depending on the model.

Wacom Intuos M

Create what you want, the way you want it. A pen tablet designed entirely around passion, the Wacom Intuos gives you all the tools you need to enhance your creativity. And its versatility and ease of use mean you can customise Wacom Intuos to fit your way of working. Whether you love to draw manga art, paint digital watercolors, or retouch your photos, you can tailor the pen tablet to suit your style.

Kendo electrical kit (31 pieces)

Digital multimeter

  • Voltage measurement
  • Current measurement
  • Resistance measurement
  • Continuity testing
  • Diode testing

The Flux Beambox is a laser cutting and engraving machine that can precisely cut or engrave a variety of materials with high accuracy and detail. It can engrave designs, patterns, and text onto a variety of media, including wood, acrylic, leather, glass, stone, and even some metals. Laser engraving produces permanent markings by vaporising or etching the material's surface. Students can bring their ideas to life with accuracy and detail in fields such as arts and crafts, jewellery making, prototyping, model making, marketing, and graphic design. They can create custom designs, complicated patterns, personalised objects, and artistic works, thereby encouraging creative expression and artistic development.

A highly productive 44-inch printer, the Epson SureColor T7200, often known as a poster printer, is a large format inkjet printer intended primarily for professional graphics, CAD, and GIS applications. Students studying architecture, engineering, and design who demand high-quality large-format prints can benefit from this high-quality printer with sharp details and vibrant colours.

This printer employs PrecisionCore TFP printhead technology, which allows for fast printing while maintaining good print quality.

Costs: A POS card machine will be available at the Makerspace.

Size Cost
A3 R55
A2 R65
A1 R170
A0 R340

Dremel rotary tool

  • Cutting wood, plastic, metal, and tiles. Useful for making intricate cuts and fine detail work.
  • Grinding and sanding. Smoothing rough edges or removing paint and rust.
  • Engraving and carving
  • Polishing and buffing. Achieving a glossy finish on metals, jewellery, etc.
  • Routing and shaping. By using router bits, it can be used for routing and shaping wood and other soft materials.
  • Small drilling taks
  • Jewellery making
  • Model making and craft projects. Building models, creating sculptures, it can help with cutting shaping, engraving and finishing.


  • Weller soldering station 40W

Bosch cordless drill

  • Drilling holes
  • Driving screws into different materials
  • Assembling DIY projects
  • Woodworking
  • Electrical work

Ryobi heat gun

  • Paint stripping
  • Adhesive and decal removal
  • Shrink-wrapping
  • Certain types of soldering
  • Plastic and PVC pipe bending
  • Drying and curing
  • Loosening bolts and fittings
  • Crafts and DIY projects

The Sphero Mini robot has elements for robotics, programming and creativity, allowing Makerspace users to explore multiple disciplines simultaneously. This robot can be programmed using various coding languages and platforms, such as Scratch, JavaScript, or the Sphero Edu app. Students can learn and practice coding skills by creating programs to control the robot's movement, lights and sounds. It also provides an engaging platform for learning about programming concepts like loops, conditionals, and variables. They can also undrestand how the robot's motors, sensors and Bluetooth connectivity work , and explore concepts such as speed, acceleration, obstacle detection and remote control as they interact with the robot.

The Brother JA1400 sewing machine is perfect for sewing and mending. Featuring 14 built-in stitches, a 4-step button hole and auto-set stitch length and width. The free arm sewing machine surface is easily convertable from a traditional flatbed to a free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves. The JA1400 also fetures LED lighting for bright and easy sewing, as well as a top bobbin for easy setting, maintenance and a clear view.

Oculus Quest 2 is a virtual reality headset developed by Facebook Reality Labs

Visit our Bookings page if you are interested in booking our equipment to use in the Makerspace.


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