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The Makercrate is a complete community maker space inside a 20 foot shipping container.

Designed and fabricated by Wellington's CoLab Makerspace, it became Fabriko's primary venue in post-earthquake Christchurch. The Makercrate quickly became a magnet for makers in the community as well as a showcase of new technology and new ways of thinking.

The mobile makerspace was transported to a number of events including TEDx Christchurch, the Festival of Education and has now been freighted to its new home in Masterton to help them activate their maker community.

The Concept

1. Activation
An affordable venue to kickstart a movement. 

2. Customisable
Makercrates can be designed to suit the environment they land in.

3. Reusable
The concept of the Makercrate is to act as a beachhead. Once a community is activated, then its impact has the ability to lead to a more permanent purpose built facility.

4. Community Resource
A place for the community to contribute gear, give time and learn from each other.

 

Partners

 The Makercrate outside of Te Papa, Wellington for Makertorium.

The Makercrate outside of Te Papa, Wellington for Makertorium.

 The Makercrate at TEDx Christchurch

The Makercrate at TEDx Christchurch