The Catalyst

PROJECTS RUNNING

5

NUMBER OF PROTOTYPES

1

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

6

Have an Idea? Build it Here. 

If you've got ideas, the Ideas-to-Action workshops at The Catalyst will help you bring them to life. The Catalyst is our state-of-the-art makerspace for SIT students and staff to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build. 

The workshops will give you capabilities in 3D printing, electronic, wood, plastic and fabric works. Everything you need to take your ideas further. 

Go through the following workshops to be empowered to build your own protoype.

*Participants are required to complete the Laboratory General Safety Course online prior to the workshops.

SAFETY TRAINING & MASTER CLASSes

Bronze - Basic Tools

Commencement Date: 1 March 2017

Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue: SIT@Dover, The Catalyst, Academic Plaza, SR 1A

Topics Covered:

    Learn safety and the proper way to use these basic tools in The Catalyst

  • Battery-Operated Drill
  • Hand Tools
  • Hot Air Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Plastic Bending Machine
  • Screwdriver

Next workshop will be held on 6 April 2017. 

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Silver - High Speed Equipment

Commencement Date: 2 March 2017

Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue: SIT@Dover, The Catalyst, Academic Plaza, SR 1A

Topics Covered:

    Learn safety and the proper way to use these high-speed equipment in The Catalyst

  • Belt and Disc Sander
  • Bench Drill Press
  • Bench Grinder
  • Electrical Power Drill
  • Electrical Variable Speed Jigsaw
  • Scroll Saw
  • Variable Speed Angle Grinder

Next workshop will be held on 7 April 2017.

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Gold - Rapid Cutting Equipment

Commencement Date: 3 March 2017

Time: 3.00pm to 4.30pm

Venue: SIT@Dover, The Catalyst, Academic Plaza, SR 1A

Topics Covered:

    Learn safety and the proper way in using rapid cutting equipment

  • Circular Saw
  • Bench Miter Saw
  • Mini Router Tool
  • Table Saw

The next workshop will be held on 10 April 2017.

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Introduction to 3D Modelling

Commencement Date: 18 Feb 2017

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: SIT@Dover, The Catalyst, Academic Plaza, SR 1A

Topics Covered:

  • Navigate the 123D Design user interface
  • Build basic models using primitive shapes and sketches
  • Perform basic operations to construct and modify 3D models
  • Adopt a problem-solving approach to designing 3D models for visualization and 3D printing
  • Preparing models for 3D printing
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Introduction to 2D Vector Graphics

Commencement Date: 8 Mar 2017

Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: SIT@Dover, The Catalyst, Academic Plaza, SR 1A

Topics Covered:

  • Navigate the Inkscape user interface
  • Understanding the characteristics and uses of vector graphics
  • Introduction to basic vector graphics functions and operations
  • Adopting a problem-solving approach to constructing basic shapes and designs for 3D modelling and visualization
  • Exporting vector shapes to 3D application (123D Design) for modelling
     
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Types of SUPPORTED WORK

There are 6 different zones with basic tools where students and staff can build their prototypes.

  • 3D Printing

    3D printing is all the rage now. You can request to have your project 3D-printed, up to a basketball size!

  • Electronic Works

    You’ll definitely love our electronic tools to get your soldering done. Tools include oscilloscope, DC power supply and arduino kits.

  • Wood Works

    If you enjoy using wood for its minimalist aesthetic, our saws and bench drills will do the trick to complete your wood product.

  • Laser Cutting

    Looking for a laser that can cut wood, acrylic, and other materials? Create intricate designs and highly detailed cuts using our laser cutter.

  • Plastic Works

    With tools like hot wire cutters and wire bender, your plastic product is only a step away from completion!

  • Fabric Works

    Need to sew? No problem, we’ve got you covered. Our sewing machine and stitching tools are your solutions!​

EQUIPMENT LIST

Hand & Battery-powered tools

Hot Glue Gun

Electrical & Electronic Power Equipment

Laser Cutter & Engraver

Bench Grinder