UQ Innovate is a newly developed makerspace facility where UQ students and staff can meet, collaborate and create in a friendly and supportive environment.

With access to trade and academically qualified staff and the latest industry-grade equipment, from laser cutters to water jets, UQ Innovate is the place to create.

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UQ Innovate

The makerspace is an open access workshop available to students and staff of UQ to meet, collaborate and create in a purpose-made design and fabrication facility.

Available services
  • Hand and power tools
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printing
  • Vinyl cutter
  • Waterjet profile cutting
  • Milling machines (Manual and CNC)
  • Lathes
  • Drill press/tapping
  • Cutting operations
  • Grinding/sanding/polishing
  • Sheet guillotine and folders
  • Welding
  • Industrial robot
  • Basic electronics including soldering and test equipment

Available materials for purchase

A limited stock of materials is available for EAIT-related projects. Please ask a member of staff for details.

Workshop operation and contact details

Location: Mansergh Shaw (45) Room 131
Hours: 09:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday

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The Instrumentation Workshop

The Instrumentation Workshop is available to all staff and students within UQ. It is administered by a team of electronic engineers who bring industrial experience directly into a practical teaching environment.

Available services

  • Electronic design engineering and consulting
  • Soldering – Through Hole
  • Soldering – Surface Mount
  • PCB Re-work
  • PCB Design and Manufacture
  • Supervisory Control system design and implementation
  • Data Acquisition system development
  • Instrumentation (sensors and signal conditioning) equipment loan
  • Calibration (Temperature, Acceleration, Pressure)

Available materials for purchase

A stock of electronic components are available for EAIT-related projects. Please ask a member of staff for details. Staff are available to offer advice and tutorials on electronic design and prototyping.

Workshop operation and contact details

Location: Mansergh Shaw (45) Room 103
Hours: 08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop supervisor: Peter Bleakley
T: (07) 3365 3600
E: p.bleakley@uq.edu.au

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Architecture workshop

The Architecture workshop is a wood-working workshop operated by a team of dedicated industry trade professionals.

Available services

  • CNC flatbed router
  • Laser cutter
  • Table saw
  • Thicknesser
  • Surfacer
  • Edge bander
  • Table router
  • Sanders, incl belt, disc and cylindrical
  • Drill press
  • Bandsaw
  • Dropsaw
  • Foam cutter
  • Hand tools
  • Powertools

Available materials for purchase

A limited stock of timber products is available for EAIT-related projects. Please ask a member of staff for details.

Workshop operation and contact details

To enquire, contact: (07) 3365 3724 (Sam Butler)
Location: Zelman Cowen Building (51) Room 102
Hours: 09:00 – 15:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop supervisor: Robert Holler
T: (07) 3365 3656
E: r.holler@uq.edu.au

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Flexible Space - UQ Innovate

16 Workbenches available with hand and power tools for mechanical fabrication. This facility is used for practical course support.

Available services

  • Work benches
  • Hand and power tools

Available materials for purchase

A stock of materials are available for EAIT-related projects. Please ask a member of staff for details. Staff are available to offer advice and tutorials on electronic design and prototyping.

Workshop operation and contact details

Location: Mansergh Shaw (45) Room 134
Hours: 07:00 – 19:00, Monday – Friday

 
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Advanced Prototyping Workshop (APW)

The Advanced Prototyping Workshop is a professionally staffed mechanical design and machining facility, equipped with the latest CNC equipment. The team is available to assist students and staff in the development of prototypes and fabrication projects. The team can also advise the best way to design and deliver your next project.

Available services

  • Mechanical design engineering (advice or consultation)
  • CNC milling machine centre
  • CNC turning (lathe)
  • Cutting operations
  • Light fabrication
  • Welding

Available materials for purchase

Please ask a member of staff for details.

Workshop operation and contact details

To enquire, contact: +61 (0)7 3365 3637
Location: Advanced Engineering Building (49) Room 111A
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 15:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop supervisor: Jason Herriot
T: (07) 3365 3623
E: j.herriot@uq.edu.au

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Electrical Workshop

The trade qualified staff is available to all staff and students within UQ.

Available services

  • Electrical equipment advice
  • Electrical construction
  • Equipment modification repair and support
  • Electrical safety and compliance

Workshop operation and contact details

To enquire, contact: +61 (0)7 3365 3631
Location: Advanced Engineering Building (49) Room 112
Opening Hours: 07:30 – 15:30, Monday – Friday
Workshop staff: Peter Khan & Andrew Lagrosa
E: p.khan1@uq.edu.au or a.lagrosa@uq.edu.au
 

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Electronic Engineering

Electronic and software design engineering and consulting
Data Acquisition and Control system engineering
Electronic course support
Research and practical equipment/instrument design and manufacture
PCB design and manufacture
Instrumentation (sensors and signal conditioning) equipment loan
Calibration(Temperature, Acceleration, Pressure)
Supervised open-access electronics maker space

  • Soldering 
  • Best equipment 
  • Basic electronic stock
  • Advice 

Laboratory operation and contact details

To enquire, contact: +61 (0)7 3365 3600
Location: Mansergh Shaw building (45) Room 104
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop manager: Malcolm Marker
T: (07) 3365 3576
E: m.marker@uq.edu.au
 

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Workshop operation and contact details

UQ Innovate
Mansergh Shaw (45) Room 103
Hours: 08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday

Flexible Space 
Mansergh Shaw (45) Room 134
Hours: 07:00 – 19:00, Monday – Friday

The Instrumentation Workshop
Mansergh Shaw (45) Room 103
Hours: 08:00 – 16:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop supervisor: Peter Bleakley
T: (07) 3365 3600
E: p.bleakley@uq.edu.au

Architecture workshop
Zelman Cowen Building (51) Room 102
Hours: 09:00 – 15:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop supervisor: Robert Holler
T: (07) 3365 3656
E: r.holler@uq.edu.au

T: (07) 3365 3724 (Sam Butler)

Advanced Prototyping Workshop (APW)

To enquire, contact: +61 (0)7 3365 3637
Advanced Engineering Building (49) Room 111A
Hours: 07:00 – 15:00, Monday – Friday
Workshop supervisor: Jason Herriot
T: (07) 3365 3623
E: j.herriot@uq.edu.au