Makerspace Assembling Area

A collaborative space designed to foster creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning

About Makerspace

Makerspace in Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing is a collaborative space designed to foster creativity, innovation, and hands-on learning. It is equipped with a range of tools and resources, including 3D printers, laser cutters, and electronics equipment, to support a variety of projects and ideas. The space features eight large tables for students to work on their projects, collaborate with peers, and receive guidance from experienced mentors. It is open to all members of the university community, offering an exciting opportunity for students and researchers to explore new possibilities in design, prototyping, and fabrication. The makerspace is a hub for creativity and innovation, encouraging individuals to turn their ideas into reality.

Usage arrangement





before usage



Buddy system
  1. [For All Members] All members of Innovation Wing are welcome to use the Ultimaker 3D printer to support their hands-on works.
  2. [Self-Served] Please serve yourself when the equipment/facility is not occupied.
  3. [With Members] Never use/operate this equipment/facility alone. Users should operate the equipment/facility with the presence, attention, and assistance of another trained member.
Makerspace Schedule

Please check the schedule of Makerspace A & B in the following calendar:

Equipment / Facilities near this area

Electronic workbench

Electronic WorkBench (EWB) is a simulation package for electronic circuits. It allows you to design and analyze circuits without using breadboards, real components or actual instruments. EWB’s click-anddrag operations make editing a circuit fast and easy. You can change parameters and circuit components on the fly, which make “what-if” analysis straight foreward.

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Ultimaker 3D Printer

Ultimaker is a leading manufacturer of 3D printers, known for producing high-quality, reliable, and easy-to-use machines. Their flagship model, the Ultimaker 3, is a dual-extrusion printer that offers incredible flexibility and precision for a wide range of applications. With a build volume of up to 215 x 215 x 300 mm, the Ultimaker 3 can print using a variety of materials, including PLA, ABS, Nylon, and more. It also features an intuitive touchscreen interface, a heated build plate, and a range of connectivity options, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and advanced users looking to produce high-quality 3D prints.

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Machine shop

The machine shop in Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing is only accessible to trained members with approved skills by the technical manager. The facility offers an opportunity for students and researchers to develop their skills in precision manufacturing and fabrication using heavy-duty machines such as CNC machines, lathe machines, and bench saws. The machines are capable of producing high-quality parts and prototypes from a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Safety protocols are strictly followed to ensure a safe and controlled environment, and access is limited to trained members to maintain the equipment and ensure proper usage.

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Acrylic laser cutting and engraving machine

An acrylic laser cutting and engraving machine is a powerful tool for creating high-precision designs in acrylic materials. These machines use a high-powered laser to cut and engrave designs onto acrylic sheets, resulting in intricate and detailed finished products. Acrylic is a popular material for laser cutting and engraving due to its versatility, durability, and transparency. With a laser cutting and engraving machine, users can create a variety of products, including signage, jewelry, awards, and decorative items. These machines typically offer a range of settings to adjust the laser’s power and speed, allowing for precise control over the cutting and engraving process.

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Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing

Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing is an industrial 3D printing process used to create concept models, cosmetic prototypes, and complex parts with intricate geometries in as fast as 1 day. It uses a thermoset liquid, not a thermoplastic, which is UV-cured in layers to form final parts. When SLA resins are exposed to certain wavelengths of light, short molecular chains join together, polymerizing monomers and oligomers into solidified rigid or flexible geometries.

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Student Interest Groups near this area

SIG – HKU Racing

Formula Student is a renowned educational engineering competition, combining practical engineering with soft skills including business planning and project management. It is a proving ground for students who want to create and change the world. Electrification of transportation system is here, the combination of electric powertrain and traditional mechanical system has made this competition attractive to lots of industries leading to companys’ attention and support. This competition jump starts our students’ knowledge and skills set for their future career. HKU Racing is the first team from Hong Kong to compete in Formula Student (European series).

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SIG – Smart Elderly Walker

This project aims to develop the set of technologies to achieve convenient-to-use mobility support for daily use of the elderly. In this project, we are developing a smart elderly walker which is intended to play an active role in an elderly person’s daily life, with three fundamental functionalities that do not exist or not well supported by (smart) walkers in the market: smart walking assistance; falling prevention and support; autonomous mobility.
A set of mechanical, control, sensory, and AI technologies is being developed including:
(1) novel walker mechanical structure with omnidirectional mobility and outrigger mechanisms;
(2) dual-mode actuation and control for walking/standing support and fall prevention/ recovery;
(3) multimodal sensory data collection through soft sensory skin, and data processing on device and in the cloud, for event detection and control such as user front following and fall detection;
(4) sound-source localization for elderly localisation and auto-navigation of walker.

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SIG – HKU Unmanned Aerial System (HKU UAS)

HKU UAS is a student interest group focusing on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). We aim to gather self-motivated drone lovers to learn and work on drone projects together. Not only to gain a lot of hands-on experience, by joining us, you could improve your mechanical skills and learn and apply electrical and computer science skills.

With the support of Innovation Wing, we plan to join competitions to test our knowledge and skills, also to learn from other teams and gain valuable experience. In 2022, the team build the system based on the rules of AUVSI SUAS 2023.
The AUVSI SUAS Competition is a yearly event, designed to stimulate interest in UAS technologies and careers, and to engage students in a challenging UAS mission.

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SIG – BREED Robotics

BREED is a student group committed to developing and promoting bio-inspired technology. Our flagship VAYU project – the world’s fastest robotic fish – and our upcoming initiatives such as our robotic dog aim to educate and enhance awareness in the general student body. Using designs perfected by millions of years of natural evolution, we adapt selected features into increasing effectiveness of man-made robots. We aim to establish a hub based in the Innovation Wing where this development can take root in the local community, increasing awareness and interest while promoting scientific innovation: this will be done through outreach projects, educational initiatives, as well as the continuation of various bio-inspired initiatives under BREED.

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SIG – Quantum Education Society

The world is currently in the midst of a second-quantum revolution, which will see the counter intuitive properties of quantum systems such as superposition and entanglement, being applied for commercial technologies such as quantum computing, quantum sensing, and quantum communications. Quantum Computing is mostly taught to undergraduates in a classroom focusing mostly on theoretical and mathematical concepts with minimal laboratory components. This is primarily because research laboratories working in quantum science are too expensive, bulky, and complicated to be used for undergraduate teaching purposes. We wish to bridge that gap by building a compact, user-friendly, interactive setup to introduce quantum physics to a younger non-expert audience. The goal of the project is to create a curriculum for quantum technology, a sustainable education model, with an in-class demonstration kit for quantum science education.

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