Craftpunk Cause


Location The Craftpunk room is the room on the right at the end of the Green Room.
Cause Leader Craftpunk is using an anarchy-based model of self-governance, but notable Craftpunkians are Meka, Paula and Emily (They can be found on Discord as Boo, LonePiper and Pommygirl)
A clear explanation of this system can be found here.
Objective Craftpunk aims to provide equipment, tools, workspace and a culture that enables members to work in a variety of crafting media.
Current Goals Restructure the room to be more usable.
Members See Craftpunk members
Communications Forum Category
Discord Chat Look for #cause-craftpunk
Trello Task Tracking
Operating Policy Policy

* Only use tools you know how to use or have been inducted on.

* Ask for help or guidance when you need it.

* Only use tools in the way they are intended to be used.

* Leave the area as clean or cleaner than you found it.

* Because art and creativity is subjective and personal, please do not provide unsolicited critique, suggestions or help with someone’s project. Instead, you may wish to offer your help, but allow the crafter to decline.

* Respect that some crafters may not want to break their focus to talk or answer questions. The exception to this rule is in the case of dangerous or disrespectful tool use and emergencies.

* Please make sure to put money in the donation tin (see below) for consumables that you appreciated using so that we can replenish them.

Previously known as the “Createatorium”, Meka started this cause around 2014 to expand on HSBNE's creative potential.

Craftpunk is a Cause dedicated to the more artistic pursuits of HSBNE members. Having its origins in Cosplay and Larping, crafts such as sewing, moulding and casting, jewellery, printing, painting, models, pottery and kiln firing, are to be found in Craftpunk. We want to make crafting fun and accessible for HSBNE members and the greater community.

Our approach is to provide equipment, tools and a link to instruction, more so than providing materials and consumables. A limited supply of consumables are kept in Craftpunk, (see below). As a general rule, members supply the materials they are crafting with.

Craftpunk values creativity, cooperation and respectful behaviour towards others, the available equipment and the Space.

Craftpunk hosts a regular Monthly MeetUp on the first Saturday of each month from noon. It is open to all members of HSBNE and the general public. Come along and enjoy the company of fellow Hackers while you work on your current projects, or think about your future projects, or reminisce about the projects of the past.

We have regular events such as Working Bees to improve our space, and Classes so that members and the public can learn a new skill in a relaxed, friendly environment.
All of HSBNE's classes and events can be found on Eventbrite.


  • Monthly MeetUp - recurring on the first Monday of the month. 6.30pm.
  • No currently planned classes.

Possible Future classes

  • Sewing from a pattern
  • Adapting a pattern
  • Introduction to moulding and casting
  • Introduction to Sublimation Printing.

Meetings are held to decide on cause goals and large (over $100) spending items.
Meeting minutes can all be found here: Craftpunk minutes
Meeting minutes are kept on the Wiki and cross-posted to the forums.
Any member of Craftpunk can call a meeting.

See the individual tool pages.

Craftpunk keeps a supply of a number of consumables related to the tools in Craftpunk, and some other useful things. If you appreciated having these consumables available please drop some money in the Craftpunk donation tin when you use them, so that we can replenish them. Some things have a listed value, some don't.

Product MSDS Supplier Cost
PVA Glue MSDS Most newsagents selling Monte Mart products User Selected Donation
SupaGlue MSDS Hardware Stores User Selected Donation
Hot Melt Glue Stick MSDS Hardware Stores $0.50 per stick
Metex Tumblex-Gleam MSDS Trade Tools ???
Borax 10 Mol MSDS AJS ???
Sodium Bi-Sulphate - Jewellery Pickle MSDS AJS , Coles or Woolworths ???
Silver Solder MSDS Australian Jewellery Suppliers ???
British Paints Spray Paint MSDS Any Hardware User Selected Donation
Airbrush Paint MSDS Art Suppliers User Selected Donation
Vacuum Pump Oil MSDS Unsure User Selected Donation
Sublimation Ink MSDS eBay, AlliExpress User Selected Donation
Sewing Machine Oil MSDS Craft Shops/Spotlight $0.50 per sewing session
Acrylic Cement MSDS??? ???
Protite Clear Casting & Embedding Resin MSDS ??? ???
Protite Resin Catalyst Hardener MSDS ??? ???

Consumables without MSDS

Product Supplier Cost
32mm Badge Blank Alond - 32mm plastic back badge kit. $0.40 per blank set used.
58mm Badge Blank Alond - 58mm plastic back badge kit. $0.50 per blank set used.
Sewing Machine - BLACK thread Gutterman Thread - from Spotlight or any good haberdashery. $10
Sewing Machine - WHITE Thread Gutterman Thread - from Spotlight or any good haberdashery. $10
Overlocker - BLACK Thread Birch Overlocking Thread Value Pack - from Spotlight or any good haberdashery. $20
Overlocker - WHITE Thread Birch Overlocking Thread Value Pack - from Spotlight or any good haberdashery. $20
Embroidery - BLACK Thread External Link $??
Embroidery - WHITE Thread External Link $??
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