Te Whare Pukapuka o Waitohi Johnsonville Library at Waitohi Hub
The new Johnsonville Library at Waitohi Hub is now open. Find our Opening Hours and more below.
You can find public transport, walking and driving options at the link below:
Waitohi Parking lot:
26 spaces with a 2 hour time limit and 3 disabled parking spaces.
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Wednesday 10 June: Tuhura (The HIVE) is now open.
The HIVE makerspace is closed for routine maintenance Monday mornings and opens at noon
⚠ Some programmes are on hold — check our Event Calendar for details of programming across all library locations..
We have two meeting rooms available for use.
Tūhura HIVE is our makerspace and sound studio, located on the lower ground floor of Johnsonville Library at the Waitohi Community Hub. It is a community space where people of all ages can explore, create, innovate and engage with all kinds of maker technology. From 3D printing, audio recording, coding, robotics and electronics, to sewing, weaving and more, we offer endless opportunities for everyone to get inspired and create. Come visit us — we'd love to see you!
|3D printing||$0.10 per gram|
|3D scanning||$4.00 per 500x300mm plywood sheet; machine use free|
|Audio recording studio||Free for first two hours, then $17.90/hour|
We have three 3D Printers in the HIVE — affectionately nicknamed Holly, Kryten and Queeg 500. The software we use is UP Studio and was developed specifically for the printers.
We use white PLA plastic filament in all three, which is biodegradable, non-toxic and makes for a good surface for painting onto. 3D Printing is charged per gram of filament and the amount is calculated by the machines when we submit the job for printing.
Below are a few of the basic specs of each machine, plus a link to the manufacturer's page:
|Nickname||Build volume (XYZ)||Nozzle diameter||Layer diameter (nozzle dependent)|
|Tiertime UP300||Queeg 500||205mm x 255mm x 225mm||0.4mm||0.1/0.15/0.2/0.25mm|
|Tiertime UPBox+||Kryten||205mm x 255mm x 205mm||0.4mm||0.1/0.15/0.2/0.25mm|
|Tiertime UP Mini 2 ES||Holly||120mm x 120mm x 120mm||0.4mm||0.15/0.2/0.25mm|
Our laser cutter can cut and etch/engrave on a variety of materials, and is able to do some very intricate patterns. We have a supply of 3mm Poplar plywood for $4 a sheet (300mm x 500mm). You are able to use your own materials — with staff permission.
For laser cutting, we use a piece of software called Lightburn.
|Nickname||Bed size||Beam size||Beam type||Resolution|
|Darkly labs Emblaser 2||Zim||300mm x 500mm||0.1-0.2mm||Optical; equivalent to 15-20watt CO2 laser||Up to 1200dpi|
Have something you have always to sew, or create, but don't have acces to a sewing machine? We are here to help! We have 2 sewing machines and an overlocker that members of the public can come in and use free of charge. We have thread, so all you need to bring is fabric, and your creativity. We also provide knitting needles, crochet hooks, and wool so you can have a crack at knitting and crochet, plus we have a small loom! Click the links below for more info:
Here at Tūhura HIVE, we have contructed a studio for you to come in and record and edit your musical and video creations. We used the philosophy of 'Your best home setup', so everything you do in the studio you can conceivably do at home. This is something very new for us, and everytime the studio is used we are learning along with you. The studio is free for the first two hours of usage, then is $17.50p/hr after that. We have listed some of our gear below. Bookings are essential; to book please email us your name, and prefered date and time to: email@example.com.