BYO Project Digital Class

Digital Fabrication

Book Now (http://makerspaceandco.weteachme.com/l/5aN6Cy4r)



BYO Project Digital Class is a bring your own project class that encourages you to be creative and push your DIY limits into the digital age. With a focus on digital fabrication techniques this class will focus more on using our CNC router, laser cutter and 3D printers integrated with readily available design software. You don’t need to be a Master wood worker or craftsman to make a stunning piece, digital fabrication is all about informed and clever design solutions. From furniture and furnishing to figurines and much more this is the class to start your dive into digital fabrication.

Over 5 or 10 weeks in a small group of 4, your experienced teacher Jerry will support you as you progress through your self-directed project/s at your own pace. You’ll learn essential design skills, fabrications techniques, get inducted on the machinery and get to work on the machines independently.

Total beginners – Are welcome, just know that skills and techniques take time to develop and you may need more time than others to get your head around it. 


Project Classes are intended for people who want a bit of support to realise more ambitious projects, work efficiently, hit new goals, or simply be safer in the workshop.

If you are looking for totally new skills and this department is new to you, please check out our CLASS page – we offer introductory courses to all of our departments!


The first lesson, feel free to just rock up. In the concurrent lessons you will need to bring materials, consumables (glue, screws, nails, sandpaper, masking tape etc.) and anything else you need to work on your project. Makerspace can recommend suppliers and materials in your first lesson.

What do you need to bring?

Your laptop, drawings/references and a can do attitude. Maybe a cheeky snack as well?


Jerry Dowse is an industrial designer/generalist and a new member of Makerspace & Company who has a back ground in furniture design, fabrication, 3D modelling and rendering. He has just moved to Sydney after selling his start-up furniture company Lobo Workshop. Jerry is currently using the maker space to design and prototype a range of timber computer peripherals. Jerry has a lot of experience in taking projects from concept to product. Check out some of his projects at jerrydowse.com

Additional costs (to keep in mind) 

Tool Breakage. Computer controlled routers can be misused and or badly programmed which can result in damage to the whole machine or just tool head. Intentional misuse will result in repair costs being paid by the perpetrator.

Software costs. Most of the software used can be used for free for personal use. But if you are trying something specialised you may have to purchase software. 

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

+ More
What you will learn
  • Software introductions into project relevant software eg. Fusion 360 Machinery inductions and/or refreshers.
  • Refine and resolve the design and workshop how to tackle making it.
What you will get
  • Address skills gaps for essential computer/software skills
  • Access to the workshop between classes to keep your project moving on your own.
  • Refine techniques and skills in making and machinery use

What to bring
  • Some materials are included, but students are expected to bring their own materials for their projects – the teacher can help with recommendations.
What to wear

You will need to wear covered shoes and all clothes must be natural fibre (eg. cotton) with long-sleeve shirt essential (long pants ideal).

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.


I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).


MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

+ More
Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

+ More
1 Review
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

26 November 2019 • BYO Project Digital Class

It was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge of digital fabrication, specifically the CNC router. As the only student I had one-to-one tuition. A bonus for me, but not so much for my expert teacher Jerry. Regardless, he was good humoured and gave full, undivided attention to my project. In the beginning we established goals for my project and this was helpful in keeping on track. At the same time, other options could be pursued if necessary, with the knowledge that time was limited. Jerry could translate my design into machine language and make adjustments along the way during several prototyping stages. The router itself was well maintained and a new drill-tip procured to fulfill job requirements. I had access to wood material on-site for this project which was convenient. I look forward to more cutting on the router in the future, many thanks Jerry and MakerSpace&Co.