Makerspace

While Navigate’s drop-in spaces including the Entrepreneurship Centre, MakerSpace, and Business Incubator are currently physically closed, we are still here to assist you with remote programming and services. CONTACT US NOW TO SET UP A VIRTUAL MEETING.

Makerspace

Create

If you have a passion for making things, the Makerspace is your destination. It’s a collaborative, communal workspace where you can learn, make, explore, tinker, and share ideas. A place where DIY meets innovation, art meets technology, and business ideas meet reality. Get on board and create in a space that offers more than just tools. Join a community of innovators, inventors and creative minds to turn abstract ideas into objects and functional prototypes.

Services

Create, Ideate, Innovate

The Navigate Makerspace is open to local students, community members, artists, business owners and entrepreneurs. We provide:

  • Free communal workspace
  • Access to tools, technology and expertise
  • Product design and proof of concept
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Programming, workshops and special events for makers
  • Networking and mentorship opportunities
  • Open community making nights

Tools and Equipment

Design, prototype and manufacture everything from products to artwork using tools that you otherwise wouldn’t be able access or afford. Launch your big idea with hands-on creativity and high tech tools. If you can imagine it, we can help you make it.

 

The Navigate Makerspace is equipped with materials and supplies for the following tools:

  • CNC machine
  • Laser cutter
  • 3D printers
  • Soldering irons
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Digital loom
  • and more!

So what can these tools do?

CNC Machine
  • A versatile, computer-controlled tool that drills precise holes in wood, metal, plastic, glass and more
  • Produces consistent and high-quality results
  • Reduces waste, errors, and the time to get a finished product to market
Laser Cutter
  • Precision cut and engrave almost any material
  • A focussed laser beam leaves an edge with a high-quality surface finish on metal, plastic, leather, wood and more
3D Printer
  • Design and produce multiples of any three-dimensional object
  • Working from a computer-aided design model, the printer builds your object by adding material layer upon layer

Projects and Programs and Activities

Makerspace Programming

Workshops on:

  • 3D printing
    • Coding
    • Robotics
    • Printmaking
    • Wearable technology
    • Cosplay
    • Swag design
    • Digital weaving
  • Fine Arts collaborations
  • Experiential learning platforms
  • Hackathons
  • Design Collision events
  • Activities for youth like Maker Mobile Workshops, summer maker camps
  • Partner events w/ CB Nuit, Atlanti-con, RAC
  • Open Community Maker Nights

Community Collaboration and Maker Awareness

The Makerspace collaborates with a number of local community groups and organizations on events and workshops including:

  • The Corner Brook Public Library
  • The Rotary Arts Centre
  • The DIY Society of Western NL
  • The Grenfell Faculty of Fine Arts
  • CNA Capstone Projects
  • The English School District
  • The Northern Peninsula Heritage Network
  • Brilliant Labs
  • Atlanti-con
  • CB Nuit

Makerspace drop-in hours

Open Maker Hours

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 1-4pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-12pm and 1-4pm

Open Maker Nights

  • Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm
Please note that the Makerspace is currently closed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for the anticipated reopening in the spring of 2021.

Educating Future Makers

3D-printed etching press

Print Shop in a Box

Backstrap Loom

Wearable Technology