People at SparkCC


The Committee are responsible for the administration of SparkCC.

  • President: James Stewart
  • Vice President Michael Branson
  • Treasurer: Simon Cartan
  • Secretary: Scott Picton



  • Finances
  • Safety
  • Happiness
  • Planning


The Meisters are responsible for individual areas of SparkCC.

  • 3D Printing Meister: Eddie L.
  • CNC Meister: Scott P.
  • Electronics Meister: Jo M. / Mike B.
  • Nommables Meister: Joel M.
  • Media Meister: Dylan W.
  • Network Meister: Joel M.
  • Boneyard Meister: Stuart D.
  • Learning Meister: Simon C.
  • Tools Meister: Noel P.


3D Printing Meister

  • Ensure 3D printers are in working order and regularly maintained.
  • Organise 3D printing member inductions as required.
  • Document 3D printers and related information on the wiki.
  • Restock 3D printing consumables as required.
  • Ensure 3D printing tools are organised.
  • Propose new 3D printing equipment acquisitions.

CNC Meister

  • Ensure CNC machines (Routing Table, Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter) are in working order and regularly maintained.
  • Organise CNC machine member inductions as required.
  • Document CNC machines and related information on the wiki.
  • Restock CNC consumables as required.
  • Ensure CNC machine tools are organised.
  • Propose new CNC equipment acquisitions.

Electronics Meister

  • Ensure Electronics Bench equipment is in working order and regularly maintained.
  • Organise Electronics Bench member inductions as required.
  • Document Electronics Bench equipment and related information on the wiki.
  • Restock Electronics consumables as required.
  • Ensure Electronics Bench tools are organised.
  • Propose new Electronics Bench equipment acquisitions.

Nommables Meister

  • Purchase food + drinks for Vending Machines.
  • Ensure Vending Machines are stocked.
  • Clear cash from Vending Machines.
  • Propose new Vending Machine acquisitions.

Media Meister

  • Develop and maintain SparkCC website.
  • Manage SparkCC blog content.
  • Manage SparkCC social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram).
  • Manage SparkCC mailing list (MailChimp).
  • Organise promotion and marketing of SparkCC to:
    • Attract and retain members.
    • Promote SparkCC events.
    • Raise awareness of SparkCC in the wider community.

Network Meister

  • Develop and maintain equipment rack.
  • Develop and maintain internal network.
  • Ensure reliable external connectivity (NBN).
  • Ensure security surveillance systems are maintained and operational.

Boneyard Meister

  • Ensure boneyard is (reasonably) organised.
  • Dispose of old/unwanted bones as required.

Learning Meister

  • Maintain the SparkCC workshop library.
  • Organise internal and public workshops.
  • Organise Open Day learning activities.
  • Propose new workshops to be held at SparkCC.

Tools Meister

  • Ensure Hand/Power Tools are in working order and regularly maintained.
  • Organise Hand/Power Tool member inductions as required.
  • Document Hand/Power Tools on the wiki.
  • Restock Tool Bench consumables as required.
  • Ensure Tool Bench and Hand/Power Tools are organised.
  • Propose new Hand/Power Tool acquisitions.


The Gatekeepers are responsible for the opening and closing SparkCC and general wellbeing of people at the space.

Gate Policy

There are 2 x gates which control access to the Davids Cl complex. Policies for these must be adhered to or we risk eviction.

Vehicle Gate

  • The vehicle gate is a double gate across the front driveway.
  • It is secured by a padlock with the key held by SparkCC Gatekeepers and our neighbours.
  • This gate has fixed hours:
    • Must be left unlocked and open between 09:00 - 17:30.
    • Must be closed and locked between 17:30 and 09:00.
  • This gate should generally remain locked:
    • People should park outside + walk in.
    • If vehicle access is required for loading purposes the Gatekeeper should only open the gate for long enough to allow access.

Pedestrian Gate

  • The pedestrian gate is built in to the vehicle gate.
  • It is secured by a combination padlock:
    • The combination is known only by SparkCC Gatekeepers.
    • The combination is not to be shared with SparkCC members or non-members.
    • The combination will be changed regularly and posted in #gatekeepers in the SparkCC Slack.
  • This gate may be left unlocked + open:
    1. As long as a Gatekeeper is present at the space.
    2. Until 23:00 after which time it must be closed + locked.


  • Volunteer to act as Gatekeeper at least once every 2 months.
  • On nominated days:
    1. Open SparkCC
      • Unlock pedestrian gate.
      • Open security shutter.
      • Turn on lights.
    2. Supervise SparkCC
      • Ensure guidelines are being followed at all times.
      • Ensure members leave stations clean.
      • Ensure that any visitors are:
        • Supervised.
        • Not using equipment.
        • Taken on a tour of the space.
        • Given a membership form (next to the printer in the Clean Room.
    3. Close SparkCC
      • Ensure Laser Cutter is switched off:
        • Water chiller
        • Machine (top switch)
        • Laser (bottom switch)
        • Compressor
      • Ensure CNC Router is switched off:
        • Power off at controller box
      • Ensure Electronics Bench equipment in the Clean Room is switched off:
        • Soldering iron
        • Benchtop power supply
      • Ensure lights switched off:
      • Ensure windows closed + locked:
      • Lock building:
        • Ensure SparkCC is empty of people
        • Ensure roller door closed
        • Ensure front door closed + locked (it should deadlock but check by turning the handle)
      • Lock gates:
        • Vehicle gate
          • If neighbours are around the gate can remain open but it is very important to be 100% sure.
          • If neighbours are not around close the gate and lock it with the chain + padlock.
        • Pedestrian gate
          • Lock pedestrian gate