Compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills!
Challenges change regularly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces.

Current Makerspace Challenge

Mini Masterpiece Challenge

Create custom miniature masterpieces using paper decorations and some artistic flair!

Pixel Creations Challenge

Use simple blocks in Tinkercad to create a creature, person or thing in a 2D 8-bit style or a 3D retro style!

Past Challenges

December Sandbox Challenge

Time to get your hands dirty! Using the Augmented Reality Sandbox at either the Ipswich Central or Springfield Central Library, create a scene with the sand and the items found in the box.

Christmas Art Challenge

Head to either the Ipswich Central or Springfield Central Makerspaces and use the HP Sprouts to create our own Christmas themed digital art. 

Beat Saber Challenge

Come show us your skills in rhythm and coordination, and fight your way to the top of the leaderboard.

Environment Challenge

Learn how to manipulate shapes in virtual space to create unique 3D Environments in the October Makerspace Challenge.

Beat Saber Challenge

To kickstart the Ipswich Libraries Makerspace Challenges we are giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills and prove yourself as the ultimate Beat Saber Champion!

Space Pirate Challenge

VR is back, and so are its challenges! Get the highest score to claim the Maker Space Pirate Trainer Challenge 3D Printed Trophy! See a Makerspace Officer to verify your entry.

Digital Art Challenge

Explore the wonders of Digital Art in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces with the July Makerspace Challenge! 

Christmas Challenge

This month, you can choose from 5 different challenges to try your hand in, or attempt them all if you are feeling competitive.

3D Modelling Challenge

Learn how to manipulate shapes in virtual space to create unique 3D models in the 3D Modelling Challenge.

Isolation Design Challenge

We challenge you to use your isolation creativity to design something that can help people, the environment or simply assist with anything you’re passionate about. 

Imaginarium Challenge

Bored at home?  We challenge you to design the ultimate toy to play with while you stay at home.

No Touch Design Challenge

We challenge you to design something that can help people navigate the world without having to touch contaminated surfaces.

Roller Coaster Challenge

We challenge you to use your design and engineering skills to create a roller coaster that is strong enough to hold a marble. Don’t have a marble? You can also use a tennis ball, golf ball or if you’re feeling adventurous, a basketball! 

Stop Motion Challenge

We challenge you to create a Stop Motion movie! It can be as long or short as you want, and can be about absolutely anything. The characters or moving elements in your movie can be done with clay, toys, people or anything else you can think of.

Lego Design Challenge

Visit the Makerspace and showcase your Lego designing abilities! In our Lego Digital Designer, build a plane, car, house, or boat for a chance to win a 3D Print voucher. 

3D Modelling Bunny Challenge

Visit one of the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces, ‘hop’ onto one of our HP Sprouts, and edit the “Bunny” model in Meshmixer to create your own unique creature.

Make a Monster

Visit one of the Ipswich Library Makerspaces, jump onto a HP Sprout or the Virtual Reality system to begin creating your very own monster.

Poorly Painted Portraits

Visit one of the Ipswich Library Makerspaces, jump onto a HP Sprout or the Virtual Reality system to begin painting your portrait.

Tinker a Bookmark

This project will allow you to design and 3D print your very own bookmark using Tinkercad.

Create a Crown Challenge

Get your creative juices flowing and design a glorious crown in the Makerspace Create a Crown Challenge!

Home for Henrietta

Get Tinkering this month by creating a new home for Henrietta the Hermit Crab in Tinkercad!
Speak to the Makerspace Team for more details.

Holiday Snapshot Challenge

Create an artwork showing your holiday plans in the Makerspace Holiday Snapshot Challenge!

Design a Decoration

Get Tinkering this month by creating your very own decoration to hang on your tree or use as a gift tag!
Speak to the Makerspace Team for more details.

Build a Bag Tag

Get Tinkering this month by creating a bag tag to personalise your bag!
Speak to the Makerspace Team for more details.

Sea Monster Challenge

Use your imagination to draw up a sea monster that would rule the ocean in our Makerspace Sea Monster Challenge!

Autumn Leaf Challenge

Draw a colourful Autumn Leaf to fall off our virtual tree in our Makerspace Autumn Leaf Challenge!

Flower Power Challenge

Create a flower for the Makerspace flower bed on our TVs and projections.

Design an Ornament

Personalize your own Christmas ornament with Tinkercad and we will 3D print it!

Bag Tag Challenge

Get ready for the Back to School season by creating your own bag tag!

Makerspace Cosmic Canvas Challenge

Design your very own Cosmic Creation! Once you are happy with your creation, the Makerspace Officer will help you take it into space so everyone can see on our displays! The most epic and creative designs will win a 3D Print Voucher!

Board Game Blitz Makerspace Challenge

Ever wanted to design your own board game piece? Design one for any of your favorite games like Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Chess or your own personal favorite. Once you are happy with your creation, the Makerspace Officer will help you bring it to reality!

Creative Cutouts Makerspace Challenge

Design your own creative cutout by drawing on Tinkercad, ArtRage or regular paper! Desgin it with us and create a 3D model and we will 3D print it!

Balloon Powered Car Makerspace Challenge

Design your own Balloon Powered Car! Use Tinkercad to make your creation with the assistance of the Makerspace staff!

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