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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⚠ From Thursday 14 May.
⚠ Alert Level 2 - Tuhura (The HIVE) is closed.
|Sunday||10am - 4pm from Sunday 7 June|
⚠ All programmes are on hold.
Welcome to Tūhura HIVE (Home of Invention and Various Experiments) at Johnsonville Library. Tūhura HIVE is located on the lower ground floor of the new Johnsonville Library, at the Waitohi Community Hub. It is a community space and the home of cutting-edge technology, where people of all ages can get together, explore, create, and innovate. From 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting, audio recording, coding, using robotics, electronics, and craft supplies, to sewing, weaving and more, we offer endless opportunities for everyone to get inspired and create. Check out the event calendar to see what's on here.
Come and join us on this journey!
We have three 3D Printers in the HIVE; Holly, Kryten and Queeg 500. We use white PLA plastic filament in all three of them which is biodegradable, non-toxic and makes for a good surface for painting onto. 3D Printing costs 10 cents per gram of filament and is calculated by the machines when we submit the job for printing. The software we use is UP Studio and was developed specifically for the printers.
Below are a few of the basic specs of each machine, plus a link to the manufacturer's page:
We are lucky enough at Tūhura HIVE to have access to a Laser cutter. The laser cutter is capable of going through a variety of materials/can cut and etch/engrave on a variety of materials, and is able to do some very intricate patterns. We have a supply 3mm Poplar plywood for $4 a sheet (300mm x 500mm), though you are able to use your own materials, with staff permission. We use a piece of software called Lightburn. more about Lightburn can be found here
The machine's specs are:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.