Sunday, October 19, 2014

Maker Space at the Italian Forum, Leichhardt, Sydney

I came across Three Farm's Maker Space, in the Italian Forum, in the inner west of Sydney (on my way to the Leichhardt Library). Shop 39 in the forum (at 19-23 Norton St) has been turned into a high-tech workshop. For a small fee you can use the  3D Printers, Sewing Machines, pottery wheels, Belt Sander and other tools. Three Farm does not seem so hard core as "Make Hack Void" in Canberra, with pottery and photography added to the mix and no UAV construction in evidence.This appears to be part of Leichhardt Council's excellent "Renew Leichhardt" initiative, with artisans taking over unused shop-space. It would be interesting to see if any maker spaces have been combined with co-working offices for micro-business.

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